MC Barnes

MC Barnes

Writer, Photographer, Mother Agent, Casting DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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MC Barnes

MC Barnes

Writer, Photographer, Mother Agent, Casting DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
My name is MC Barnes, half Chinese half American woman. I'm 26, based in London. I'm a writer, mother agent, casting director, and creative. I am proficient in Photoshop, inDesign, Mainboard / Portfoliopad, Excel, and Google Suites.
Projects
  • My Virginity is Empowering, Not Embarrassing
    My Virginity is Empowering, Not EmbarrassingJust as we celebrate women having as much as sex as they want, we should respect the choice of women like me to have none at all. In a society which somehow both “glorifies and vilifies sexual activity”, we’re told sexual liberation has to mean escapades, freedom, and promiscuity. But while many do find those three things liberating, I question whether they really should be seen as the be-all and end-all. That’s because, while the progress we’ve made in women’s sexual liberation is important, ou
  • Louis Vuitton SS21 Tokyo show video content
    Louis Vuitton SS21 Tokyo show video contentI casted the model / dancer Webster Ojara for the Louis Vuitton SS21 video content in Tokyo.
  • Why Louis Vuitton’s all-Asian cast was so important
    Why Louis Vuitton’s all-Asian cast was so importantAs the fashion industry’s ship slowly sets sail into the ‘new normal’, Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Men’s SS21 show served as a timely reminder of how far we’ve come over the last five or so years when it comes to diversity in casting. Specifically that diversity is no longer just about inclusivity solely in terms of race; it’s more interesting now. It’s about refusing to appease Western beauty standards, saying no to the monopoly of chiselled jaws, Bambi eyes, rippling abs and bulging biceps. T
Projects credited in
  • 'She never came back'  L'Officiel Baltic
    'She never came back' L'Officiel BalticThe story was created in reference to the feeling of loneliness. The idea which had been with me for quiet some time, I knew that I wanted the back story to be somehow attached to how many people felt in lockdown and that's how it started, then evolved to the final concept of a woman revisiting the place she knows very well for one last time, to never return there again. The title 'She never came back' creates a very wide spectrum of scenarios, that a viewer can think of according to how th
  • Daydreamer / Vogue Spain
    Daydreamer / Vogue SpainFashion editorial for Vogue Spain, 2020 @voguespain Photographer: Marta Literska @martaliterska Stylist: Manuela Rivadulla @manuellariv Casting director: MC Barnes @_marie_claire Model: Charlotte Carey / The Hive Management @_charlottecarey @thehivemodels Model's agent: Matthew / The Hive Management Producer: Amira Umar @amiraamirau MUA: Rachel Freeman @rachelfreemanmakeup Hair stylist: Romin Sartipi @romsartipi assisted by Daniele Cavuoti Photographer's assistant: Lia Soldado @lia_bangart re
  • The House Always Wins for Mob Journal
    The House Always Wins for Mob JournalThe House Always Wins, a new editorial for Mob Journal Model: Neema Kayitesi / @neemakayitesi Stylist: Nuntaporn Grace Munkit @gigglegrace1 Makeup: Blanca Diosdado @blancadiosdado_ Casting: Marie Claire Barnes / @_marie_claire_ Photo Assist/BTS: Mohamed Abdulle / @mabdulle Studio: Quest Studios / @quest_studios
  • Daydreamer / Vogue Spain
    Daydreamer / Vogue SpainFashion editorial for Vogue Spain, 2020 @voguespain Photographer: Marta Literska @martaliterska Stylist: Manuela Rivadulla @manuellariv Casting director: MC Barnes @_marie_claire Model: Charlotte Carey / The Hive Management @_charlottecarey @thehivemodels Model's agent: Matthew / The Hive Management Producer: Amira Umar @amiraamirau MUA: Rachel Freeman @rachelfreemanmakeup Hair stylist: Romin Sartipi @romsartipi assisted by Daniele Cavuoti Photographer's assistant: Lia Soldado @lia_bangart re
  • Arnaud & Godi
    Arnaud & GodiFor some reason, I've ended up shooting in Hackney loads this year. This was a wonderful shoot, with a great team. Producer: Jo Dunk / @jodunkdoesthis Designer: Megan Capaldi-Tallon / @mcapalditallon Female Stylist: Sharlee Kelly @styledbysharlee Male Stylist: Margarita Otaola / @maaggss_ Models: Godi /@godi4shure & Arnaud Lin / @argh_no Photography Assistants: Jess Brittain / @jbrittainphoto & Ivana Vaseva / @ivana67dj Hair & Make-up: Bryanna Angel / @bryanna_angel_mua
  • Colèchi x Fashion Revolution - Meet the people who shop small
    Colèchi x Fashion Revolution - Meet the people who shop smallFor fashion revolution week we asked creatives what they want to see more of from small fashion brands. We want to understand how we can encourage slow fashion and increase transparency between brands and their consumers. This article includes an interview with eight people, sharing what they want to see in fashion.
Work history
    Nii Agency logo
    Nii Agency logo
    Model BookerNii Agency
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I'm the head model booker at Nii Agency. Handling over 60 model's schedules and calendars, organizing travel and accommodation, and liaising with clients on negotiations, rates, usages, and model well-beings. Likewise, I help update portfolios, our website, and social media.
Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Excel
  • Photography
  • Admin
  • Photo Editing
  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Motivation
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    bachelor (hons) fashion photographyUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom