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. He is currently living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
In 2012 Coby established CM Model Management in Los Angeles, California (now CM ARTIST MANAGEMENT), focusing on scouting fresh faces, developing and placing models in agencies across the globe and now marketing model and talents directly to clients and casting directors. CM ARTIST MANAGEMENT is now based in New York City.
He also worked as a model agent at one of New York's top boutique modeling agency Aim Model Management, D1 Models and Impact Models New York.