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Freelance model

I’m a freelance model because…

Deaf adult modelling

"Having a 55% hearing loss, my job is a great opportunity to enhance my self-confidence, meet wonderful people from all walks of life and tell stories visually – in a way that’s accessible to most people. I never expected to enter this industry and only did when a photographer suggested it during a family photoshoot.

I’m a freelance model which means I organise and manage my own work without the help of an agency. There are times when it’s difficult to hear direction from photographers: for example, lip-reading is hard with large cameras or reflectors in the way. However, issues are easily resolved by open and honest discussion before a photoshoot and use of my radio aid when needed. 

My biggest achievement is progressing with my education alongside my commitments and difficulties. I’m currently applying to Cambridge University and look forward to seeing where this adventure takes me!"

Safia Rofidi