Hi dear readers! I have been a model in Belgium for more than 3 years now. I am almost 22. In fact, everything started in 2014, when I had a small role in a short-film. About 2 years after that, a photographer offered me to do some pictures. But only portraits… It evolved after!
What do you love about modeling?
I love creating. I love participating in strong images, or images that take part in what I fight for in my everyday life. For example, I am a feminist who chooses to fight in a specific way: some of my pictures just mean «Look, I do whatever I want with my body, because I am free to do it!». I sometimes receive pictures that are really good in a technical way but do not «speak» to me. It is something really subjective, as everything when it comes to art!
Is posing on camera easy and have you ever felt nervous?
Easy… No, it is not. But it is a passion! So many people think it is just sitting and breathing. In fact, posing is hard and must be learnt (if you want to pose).
Sometimes, when I come back home at the end of the day, I am exhausted, in my mind as in my body. But I feel like I was almost never shy in front of a camera. As far as I remember, I have always wanted to be a model, to have a real career in that. I was mainly stopped by my height. But finally, doing more artistic things is also a good thing !
I must admit I was a little stressed the first time I shot in full nude. But when the photographer is kind and respects all your limits, it makes you comfortable and allows you to give the best of yourself. I am also sure that the relationship you create with the team has a real impact on the final result.
Which type of modeling do you like best?
I think I like everything for different reasons. Commercial shoots are really interesting because you have to consider the universe of the client, so there is always a complete and expert team and we all create something together that is really clean. For artistic shoots, there is usually a smaller team but I have much more freedom in my «acting» performance, and I also like this part of the job. In that case, it is more about making people FEEL.
Is there any food or drink you can’t live without?
Scallops, for sure. Yes, I know, it is luxury taste! I am also crazy about sushi and quinoa. As a drink… I would choose iced tea !
If you could change one thing about the world, what will it be?
I wish people were more open-minded, and so much more tolerant and kind to each other. Judge less, and sympathize more.
Have you been in an embarrassing situation that is funny now when you look back?
It happened recently! I was a model for the Canon Days in Brussels and when I arrived, the organiser said I was going to wear a really particular makeup. I was painted with blue glitter from my hair to my shoulders. I could not take it off at the event, so I had to go back home like that. In the street, I was called, “Hey Avatar!” all along. I find it funny now, but, you know, on that precise moment… Hum.
What is a funny or lame attempt a guy has tried to get to know you?
I have messages everyday from pathetic guys. But I also have so many cool ones! One day, a photographer who wanted to shoot had adapted a whole french song called «Pour un flirt» in «Pour un shoot». We never shot, but it made me laugh!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Mathilde. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
It’s an attitude that has nothing to do with vulgar. I think I could write a whole book about that! You can be sexy while wearing clothes, even more than being naked sometimes. For me, sexy has to do with sophistication and elegance, even if this is really subjective.
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Any upcoming works to promote:
Workshop in Czech Republic with Pini Hamou in January
Photoshoot in natural light, without any make up, any retouching with Steve Dean Mendes
Featured image from Gauhar Matsukova
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