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Johnathan Andrews

Alternative models wanted for a #ToCaptureTheEssence

#ToCaptureTheEsence is not a traditional modelling agency. This is a real opportunity for certain models only - are you undiscovered talent?!

If you are selected as model: you create a portfolio with photographer Johnathan Andrews and you can be signed as model to start your modelling career.

What is #ToCaptureTheEssence?
  • A creative photographic project by Johnathan Andrews to artistically capture female beauty, passion and expression.
  • The medium could either be stills photography or a short video production (or both) of one or more models.
  • Models can choose to be listed on the database to do paid modelling work.
  • Selected models are featured in the #TCTE Magazine .
How do I earn money?
  • The shoot(s) which is done with Johnathan Andrews is used to create a photo feature and portfolio of you, and the photo feature is your model lisiting.
  • Your photo feature can be searched and browsed on the website and you can get booked as model at a reasonable fee which we negotiate with a client.
  • Model fees you can earn vary from R350 to R650 and more per hour, depending on the assignment.
  • Modelling can be done on a part time or full time basis.
What does it cost and what do I get if I am selected?
  • To do your first shoot, create your online profile and to be listed and signed for paid modelling work, you need to invest in this exciting opportunity to launch your career as model by paying a fee.
  • The full fee can either be settled in one payment or paid monthly:
    • Settle the full fee in one payment: R5000.
    • Pay a deposit of R1250 and the balance in 6 monthly payments of R850 each.
  • Various shoots are done with models to provide photographic modelling training and to develop their model portfolios.
  • Selected models can be featured in a #TCTE Magazine article and get powerful publicity to launch their modelling careers.
  • For every shoot you get a set of 5 photos or more that you can use for non-commercial portfolio purposes. The photos are branded with the #ToCaptureTheEssence logo.
  • An additional set of photos is also supplied at times, which can be used specifically for social media posts to promote your photo feature.
  • The fee also includes promotion, management and representation when dealing with clients for the entire term that you are signed as a #TCTE model.
Who is Johnathan Andrews?
Who should be applying to model for #ToCaptureTheEssence?
  • If you are 18 years of age and older you can apply. 
  • You must be in shape, have a beautiful face, slim body and ideally a cup size A to C.
  • You have something which sets you apart from others.
  • You could have tattoos, piercings, scars, or none.
  • If you are someone who wants to take a bold step to model for a photo shoot in which you artistically collaborate with Johnathan to capture awesome photos of you.
  • You can be a first time model because no modelling experience is required. Just be comfortable in front of the camera.
  • If you are keen to do photo shoots during which you will work with Johnathan to capture what makes you beautiful and unique. The shoots are nothing ordinary. A shoot aims to artistically capture who you are - even if it means to do a series of shoots, make a video or develop an elaborate creative concept to convey a message abstractly.
  • You are not shy and have a sense of adventure. A shoot generally starts fully clothed and could progress to semi-nude, covered-nude or full-nude (nudes however are optional). If you do choose to do a shoot that includes semi-, covered- or full-nudes, note that no explicit sexual imagery, spread shots, penetration or any obscenities whatsoever are featured - only tasteful, artistic and world class photography!
What are the photos/videos used for?
  • Photos/videos could: be published as features on the website, print publications and the #TCTE Magazine; form part of an exhibition; be used to apply for awards or entered into competitions; be used over time by Johnathan Andrews: online, in articles, lectures and sold as fine art prints.

If you would like to discuss your application to become a model, please send an email to

Apply to be an alternative #ToCaptureTheEssence model now and start your journey!

How does it work?
  1. Click on the APPLY NOW section below to navigate to the correct application form.
  2. Complete the application form and upload your application photos.
  3. Your application will be screened within 5 working days (but due to the high volume of applications we receive at times, it could take longer).
  4. You will be notified whether your application passes the screening stage.
  5. If you pass the screening stage, an interview will be arranged at the studio.

Model Eligibility Application

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  • Get a great set of photos.
  • Female models aged 18 to 35 can apply.
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  • Huge earning potential.
  • Female models aged 18 to 35 can apply.
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