Walter Schupfer was born and raised in a small village just outside of Vienna, Austria. Discovered by Helmut Lang at the age of 15, he soon after made his pilgrimage to America where he began his career as an internationally recognized fashion model. From the moment he embarked on his travels, his objective was to satisfy his wanderlust and journey far from home in search of discovering the world of opportunities that awaited abroad. Though he had tremendous success in front of the camera, his real interest always laid behind it. Armed with a passion for photography, strong business acumen, and a knack for negotiation and talent recognition, as well as intimate exposure to the leaders in the fashion and advertising industries, Walter set his sights on making his own impact in the business of images, brand identity and marketing. He began WSM in 1995 which has since become a premier creative management company representing internationally acclaimed photographers, fashion, hair, make-up, prop stylists and mixed media artists. Under Walter Schupfer's direction and hands-on leadership he has founded offices in New York, Los Angles and Paris.