Yep. They are as important as they always were. Even more so when your job, or the job you are applying for depends on how you look. Bianca thought she might try her hand at a bit of modelling. Agencies see a lot of young hopefuls coming through their doors, and you can either print out and hand in your favourite iPhone, “arms length self pic,” or you can pull in for a 45 min shoot in studio with the local flip flop wearing photographer, who hopefully has the skills to get your visage to the top of the pile.
I think between Bianca and I we did a pretty good job for a “first time in front of the camera experience”