I go through thousands of comp cards everyday, pouring over faces and dismissing people in a blink of the eye. Occasionally, a striking image would stand out from the other symmetrical faces and I would mark the name down for further reference. To the model, he comes to us for a casting call. To me, he is just a face on print, nothing more. Sometimes the models and the magazine team strike up friendships based on a cooperative spirit. Most of the time, particularly with the young starlets, we forget their names, remembering their faces briefly. The most important person to know is the modelling agent. I do not make friends with the models.
Sometimes I would ask Paul for his opinion. He throws up a few good suggestions from time to time but he has no eye for appreciating human beauty. He is concerned with the statement and the phrase, not the face and the body.