Originally Posted by Himura
How does he have a modeling career at 5'9?
I'm 5'2, and have done some modeling. I guess it's your own proportions that matter, as long as you are not in the frame with others. There are actually continuum charts that photographers have- apparently my proprotions are like
those of a tall person. At least that's how one Canadian photographer explained it to me. I copy/pasted some of what he sent me once way back in 2003 (There's also the chart he sent, but I'm going to spare you that, unless you are REALLY fascinated, I can email it to you) : I have compiled the ratios. I am giving you as reference a group compilation for the male quartile 75%, which correspond roughly to people taller than 5'11''. The key ratio is in red. The first one correspond to the length of legs. Your value is 57.4%, which means that your legs represent 57% of the total length of your body. Average for this group is 59%. Shorter people can be as low as 50%. The second meaningful ratio is the arm length compared to body length. Your ratio is 42%, which is the same as much taller people. Shorter people would usually get 36% for this score. So, now you have a mathematical explanation. This is why you look tall on pictures... You also look great.