Photographed by Coby Mendoza (C)
Coby Mendoza decided to retire from his job in customer support for a financial software company in early 2009 to pursue photography full time. With formal training from the University of the Philippines Film Institute and a degree in Photography from the Monterey Peninsula College in California. Coby began his career as a professional photographer.
Coby quickly secured contracts for his work, and has been published in print and digital media. He also exhibited an 18 piece collection dubbed as: "Portraits of Vietnam", in California which gained great reviews from gallery and museum directors. He is currently living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
In 2012 Coby established CM Model Management in Los Angeles, California - focusing on scouting fresh faces, developing and placing models in agencies across the globe and representing digital influencers and photographers. He also worked as a model agent at one of New York's top boutique modeling agency Aim Model Management and Impact Models New York.
CM Model Management aims to guide, mentor, develop new models and equip them with tools that would help them succeed in the modeling industry. As a mother agency, CM Model Management helps models get representations in different markets like New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, London and major agencies in Asia.