Our core values reflect years of work with models in the Midwest.
We provide services no other agency can provide.
We do not recommend the usual route to modeling.
We are unique and helpful in ways that are surprising.
We can take a model as far as they can go.
There are realities in the modeling industry that have to be dealt with but often can be circumvented.
We are changing the way things are done.
We have options, and none of it involves fees of any kind.
Midwest Model Agency was formed by David Whitney, whose claim to fame is his almost-relationship with a music record contract, with the manager of the Doobie Brothers - Victor Peratti.
The goal of MMA is to fix the problem of the talent and modeling agency system and how things usually are done.
When an agency is not making income by taking their twenty percent, they often create revenue by charging the talent for things that seem very model related like Modeling Classes, Modeling Conferences and Photo Packages.
The fact is they know that the numbers in general are not good for new talent finding work. The agency is being relied upon for the best advice. Unfortunately, spending thousands on a conference is not the best choice. If a model wants to spend money to get the attention of the industry there are ways to do that responsibly.
So after we sign the model, we take care of any photos or videos needed, and create a goal sheet for that individual. We do not sign everyone who applies.
Models come and go, but no can say or will ever be able to say that this agency led them the wrong way or took their money with no results.
This agency has been built in a way that does not involve a lot of overhead costs. Namely, David, the owner, is also the photographer, the photo and video editor, the promoter and the website editor. In this way we bypass most of the costs associated with modeling.
Our studio is in Boone is a great location and a beautiful classic building.
Our photo locations in Kansas City MO and Omaha are provided at almost no cost to us.