The 30 year old model

Age strips us of some things but affords us others. The sweet allure of innocence and naivety are replaced with the strong appeal of knowledge and sexual confidence. But youth and maturity are apples and oranges. They attract different audiences, sell themselves on different qualities, and can’t really be compared. Neither is unequivocally better than the other.

Models usually start out their careers in youth, but the ones who make a full career of it are the ones who know how to work it every step of the way. They’re valuable beyond the age of 30 – just in a different currency. Take Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Gisele as examples, all 30 years and older, all still in demand – not to mention the generation of ’80s supermodels who can still pick up a campaign in a heartbeat.

teisha by peter cousin

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Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson
Teisha by Peter Coulson

This shoot of model Teisha isn’t pivotal for its styling or its settings but as a reminder of everything said above. Having modelled in Australia for over 10 years as a fresh-faced youth, she found that getting older didn’t mean the work dried up. It just changed focus. Now 30 years old, Teisha’s comp card was re-photographed by Peter Coulson to reflect her maturity and mark a new era for her as a model. You can view more at the gallery above.

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