Co-directors and former couple, Sara Ziff and Ole Schell know this reality well.During her twelve years modeling, Sara Ziff reached the upper echelons of the fashion before leaving to study English and Fine Arts at Columbia University.Keep in mind that much of the population of the modeling industry is made up of teenage girls and that is a demographic that can be – and is – easily exploited. The girls are undeniably beautiful and certainly as a man I’m aware of their beauty and the unconscious sexuality of the models (models are very aware of their bodies, used to having them on display so they seem almost flip about how they are occasionally viewed as sexual objects).
We see the pressure Ziff comes under to stay thin, eventually competing with girls much younger (as in 12, 13, 14).
He graduated from NYU's premiere film school and currently directs films and fashion commercials for companies such as Virgin Mobile, Tumi, Miss Sixty and American Eagle.
As the co-founder of the New York and Beijing Digital Bazooka film production company, Schell directed "Win In China," an upcoming documentary about the byproducts of China's rapid social and economic growth.
" They said, "We don't sue each other in France."They would set these things up. He took care of the teenage models and worked nights as a club promoter.
I went to work in France once and this famous photographer who I'd been put in bad situations with before was there, too. He'd say, "After work you should come out to dinner with me, we'll invite like 20 girls from the agency…" And [the models would] all trust him. I'm actually going to school now, too, for naturopathic medicine.
However although she’s plainly an intelligent girl, he’s drawn to the world of modeling and with her fresh-faced good looks, blonde hair and sunny expression make her a natural.