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Johnathan Andrews

Alternative model wanted for a #ToCaptureTheEssence shoot

#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 will have the opportunity to do a shoot with photographer, Johnathan Andrews.

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.
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, no long artificial nails and ideally a cup size B or 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 selected as model you could do one shoot only, or perhaps more.
  • If you are keen to do a photo shoot during which you will work with Johnathan to capture what makes you beautiful and unique. The shoot is 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 progresses to semi-nude, covered-nude or full-nude, so you have to be OK with that - note however: no explicit sexual imagery, spread shots, penetration or any obscenities whatsoever are featured - only tasteful, artistic and world class photography!
  • The Headshots category features no nudity and at most head and shoulders is captured.
  • A modelling fee is negotiated and paid to a model for a shoot, but you need to want to do it for art - more than for the money.
What are the photos/videos used for?
  • A model receives a selection of up to 5 images from a shoot that can be used for non-commercial portfolio purposes. The photos are branded with the #ToCaptureTheEssence logo. To obtain more than 5 images is possible at a R295 per image.
  • Photos/videos could: be published as features on the website and print publications; 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.

Where do the shoots take place?

In March 2017 Johnathan moved the studio to his 5500m² warehouse location in Germiston South called 79b (its a a semi-industrial area). The location can be reached by taking the Osborn Road/Wadeville offramp from the N17 highway. The property has a dedicated studio and many awesome photographic opportunities in a rustic, industrial setting. For the next year or so, the shoots will take place at this location.

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 attach your application photos.
  3. Your application will be reviewed 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, or if it was unsuccessful.

Model Eligibility Application

  • Be a #TCTE Model just for fun.
  • Earn a model fee for a shoot.
  • Female models aged 18 to 35 can apply.
  • South African & International Applications.

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Model Eligibility Application

  • Full- or Part Time Modelling.
  • Great earning potential.
  • Female models aged 18 to 35 can apply.
  • South Africa Only.

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