Monday, May 28, 2012

Face as inspiration

It is always nice to be inspired. When you are a photographer, albeit an aspiring one, inspiration comes in many forms one of which is a FACE. Every photographer is looking for a face that you want to photograph and capture and share with your audience...

On my last trip to Russia I met a young aspiring model whose face completely and totally inspired me so I thought I would share it with you.

Victoria is very young but that has not stopped her from making first and very firm steps in the modelling world. I had a great day shooting Victoria, but unfortunately I cannot share the results of the shoot just yet. Instead I thought I would share the face.

I did a quick Q&A with Victoria:

When did you get into modelling: about a year ago

Favourite designer: Alexander McQueen and Kuritsa Pomada (Russian emerging designers)

Which photographer would you like do a shoot with: Terry Richardson although his work is somewhat controversial and overtly sexual, I think he is extremely talented and I would love to work with him.

If you had a chance to do runway for any designer, who would it be?: Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana

Do you parents support you being a model?: yes, my mum used to be a model so she totally supports my decision

What is your personal style?: Sporty and comfortable - I'm a student so practical clothing is the easiest for me

What do you hope to get out of modelling?: Travelling, having the opportunity to visit and live in cities like New York, Milan and Paris. I also would like to try working in Asia, as the modelling industry is huge there at the moment. Basically do the things that you may not have an opportunity to do otherwise.


On modelling...

Recently watched the movie Girl Model which gives a very sober account of what it is like to be a young model starting out in the Japanese market. For me I guess it struck a few cords. Firstly because I am russian and hence I have a good idea of what life can be like in some parts of Russia and hence why a lot of these girls want a shot at being a model as it is a ticket to get out of the current conditions and not only earn money but also travel and see the world. And secondly, I know what being homesick means as I left home at a very young age and since then have spent more time being apart from my family then with them. Another thing I found fascinating is how complex Ashley's character is - there is just so much going on in that little head of hers, its like you cannot even begin to understand. The movie is available for download on iTunes and if you are interested in the modelling world at all, I am sure you would find it interesting:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

After the show, Paris

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Frances Coombe, Paris

Konca Aykan, Milan

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Evelina Khromchenko, Milan

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Emmanuelle Alt before John Galliano, Paris

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Joan Smalls, Milan