I am Lilith, and I work as an art model. It’s my full time job, and I feel very privileged to be able to make a living out of my passion. Life couldn’t be better! I constantly work on becoming better at my work, more efficient in my admin, more organized, to develop my acting skills and my technical skills. I’m really passionate about what I do!
What do you love most about being a model?
To create art. And all the different ways! I can use my body to create amazing shapes and forms in a studio on a box, or I can portray different emotions or show different emotional stories, just in my face. How amazing is that?
Is posing on camera a lot harder than it looks?
I have no idea how hard it looks, haha. Yes, it’s really hard. By now I know exactly what my body looks like in 2D in every angle. I know what different lenses do to my face, how different light travel over my skin, and when a photographer moves to a different angle, I adjust my pose to work better with the new softer/harder light, and I adjust the pose to work from the new angle as well.
It’s not standing in front of a camera looking pretty that’s hard, it’s the understanding of how everything works, and using that knowledge together with your posing and expressions to create the very best art.
Which is a memorable or unforgettable photoshoot experience you have had so far?
Once I was in a castle in Sweden, sitting in a swimsuit on a horse standing in the middle of the living room. After that I sat with ten dogs around me, trying to look like I owned the situation (I didn’t), and after that I had two snakes playing around my face and head. It was a day with a lot of adrenaline!
How is a typical day like for you?
I don’t have typical days. I have admin days, and then I wake up, drink coffee in bed, and then stay in bed all day with my computer until I go to sleep. I have days when I go to airports, when I travel around to different shoots and model, and I have days when I drop everything, hang out with my family or friends, or just enjoy being a tourist in a different place.
Is there any food or drink you don’t ever take?
I have celiac so I don’t eat gluten. Besides that, I eat everything. I drink a lot of coffee and wine, those things are life!
Have you been in an embarrassing situation before that is funny now when looking back?
Actually, I don’t often feel embarrassed. I try to get away from the feelings of shame we have put on ourselves and others, so I mostly only feel shame or embarrassment when I’ve done something really stupid.
What is a funny or lame attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Lilith. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Funny you would ask! It’s one of those words I reflect a lot around. I feel when I look around that the way I define that word, and the way the rest of the world defines it, are not in line with each other. I think the world’s definition of “sexy” is pretty close to glamorous and flirty, but I put sexy closer to erotic and powerful. I don’t find it sexy to see someone look a little flirty at you. To see a person really enjoy a sexual tension – that is sexy to me.
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