In Austria Dominik Wachta, who has a grandfather from Czech Republic, is well known, because he is the founder of the famous next topmodel competition “Österreichs Nächstes Topmodel”. 13 years he had a modelagency (Jademodels) with offices in London, Vienna and Palma de Mallorca. Many models started their international career with the help of Wachta, where booked for the big fashionweeks in New York, Milan, Paris or London, where booked for brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Wolfgang Joop, Armani, Versace and many more.
But in 2016 the modelagent surprised everyone: He sold his agency, left Austria and started a completely new life in Spain. As a photographer he convinced again: Under his artist-name “Imiak Khan” he was published 6 times in Italian Photo-Vogue magazine, booked for magazine shootings all over the world, and finally he was booked in Paris for the cover and an editorial of the “Jetset-Life magazine”:
Together with the models Agatha and Anna, both models are represented by Allezmodels Paris, he created an artistical shoot with the dresses of Aeryne Fashion Paris. The makeup was done by a team of the famous “Ecole de Maquillage et de Coiffure Fleurimon” represented by Hung Ming Tzu & Sarah Bourchouk.
After this fantastic success in the fashion metropolis Paris, he tasted the taste of the modelbusiness again. So now he decided to start a kind of comeback.
In the end of 2018 he will start a own model academy in Spain. Wachta´s idea: to combinate beach-holidays with a high quality modeltraining for newcomer models. “no one will be that honest about the modelbusiness, than an former modelagency boss!” promises the 35-year old former Jademodels boss.
Everyone who is interested in, can order informations at firstname.lastname@example.org – Dominik Wachtas photographers mail. You can also have a look to his photographers website www.imiakkhan.com or to his Instagram profile www.instagram.com/dwachta
Text: Günther Steiner, Imiak Khan Photography