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Where "Be A Model for A Minute" began ...

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In 1986, while working as a photographer at a small entertainment and modeling agency in East Grinstead, I shot the portfolio that helped the then 15 year old Clare Mulholland gain a place at the top-end Select Model Agency in London.

Within a year of that I ran the UK's most successful fundraising event for Photo Aid, called "Be A Model for A Minute", the industry's response to Live Aid / Band Aid.  Setting up a studio inside what was then Regals Night Club in Uxbridge we invited anyone who thought they had potential as a model to go in front of the camera ... to "be a model for a minute".  In one night eight young hopefuls were offered the chance of a place at a major model agency, and six accepted.  We raised over £4000 in four hours.

But fate throws some interesting twists into one's life, and I worked most of the next twenty years in advertising and photo studio management for other people whilst maintaining and developing my skills as a freelance photographer.  Finally I opened my own studio and also embarked on charitable fundraising with models and other photographers raising thousands of pounds for a variety of medical, animal welfare, overseas aid and restoration charities over the years.

I now have clients worldwide.  I often hire models for those clients and also run regular events enabling hobby photographers to work with top models. 


And occasionally I find a gem of a budding model ... and in 2021 that was Krista ...


Krista was 17 years old at the time of this photo and is heading for a career as a commercial model as she is below standard fashion catwalk height

5' 3", UK dress size 6/8 (EU 34/36, US 2/4)

Image by Barney Douglas,, Worthing, West Sussex

Barney Douglas, is the highest rated commercial photographer worldwide on the world's largest freelancing website and his work has been supplied to and published by clients in some seventy countries across five of the six continents. 

He has been awarded Prestige Awards' South of England
Commercial Photography Specialist of the Year in both 2020 and 2021.
Barney is an international competition judge, an accredited model scout,  and
trained as a dancer as a young man