Interview: Model El Fox (Belgium - Germany)

24 Jan 2019

Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi, my name is El Fox, i’m an art model, originally from Flanders, Belgium, but now based in Berlin and Belgium. Apart from being a model, i’m also a photographer, singer-songwriter and fitness trainer. In general i work a lot with arts and body work.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
My melancholia.

How did you start modeling?
I started out as an art model for painters, then started modeling for photographers too. Still the modeling is not new to me, i’ve been modeling for friends in the past and my mum used to be a model for painters too. Actually there’s quite a lot of ppl in my family that have done some modeling in the past: my sis, aunt, cousins, etc.

What do you think of the work as a model?
I like it a lot if the ppl i work for/my colleagues are nice/open minded and we’ve got the freedom to create together. I use my body as a tool to make art. I also try to implement some queer/feminist themes in my work, for example gender, body positivity, kink, polyamory, mental health issues, etc.

What is your beauty regimen?
Gym, sauna, no smoking, enough sleep, heathy foods, good vibes from the ppl i love, a moisturizer from DM against pimples, face scrub 2-3 times/week, …
If i’m depressed i don’t manage all off this stuff though, still it’s what i try to do as often as possible.

What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I found a way to transform my being ‚different‘ (androgynous, gender fluid, queer, etc.) plus my mental health issues (‚craziness‘) into art.

What are your plans for the future?
Making art., seeing new places. getting closer with my ppl.

What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I guess all the art projects i do with friends: ‚normal‘ ppl go for a drink at the bar, we hang out and make pix!

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Don’t be afraid to look ‚ugly‘, get out of your comfort zone! Be careful with ‚creepy photographers‘, always check who you’re working with! The world unfortunately still isn’t a safe place for girls/women.

What do you think of the magazine?
It’s cool! Thanks for the interview btw, i’m very happy to contribute my little part in here!  -



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