Can you tell us a little about you?
First of all thank you very much, it's really a pleasure to do this interview! My name is Tiphaine, I'm 19 years old and I have been a model for three years now. I am a student in English, passionate about literature, but also by the art of tattooing and riding that I practice since my earliest childhood.
How did you start modeling?
It is thanks to my mother that I started the photo, it is she who paid me my first session so that I have more confidence in me. And we can not say that I am totally confident today but the photo did me a lot of good.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Posing as a model allowed me to accept myself as a woman, to accept my body as it was, to stage me, to get into the skin of characters, to become who I wanted to be during the time of a session. I am lucky to live on Reunion Island, a real treasure in terms of culture, mixed race population, but also landscapes from the sea to the mountains, but also with a magnificent volcano.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The photo allowed me to keep a memory of every place I discovered and every good time spent down there. It also allowed me to open up to people and meet great people. The vision of each photographer, and each session is different and unique, each is enriching, each makes me grow. At the same time as my love for photography grew my love of tattoos that allowed me to love my body a little bit more.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a very perfectionist, I think it is both a quality and a drawback. I am very demanding of myself, but it is also this trait that allows me to push my limits and improve a little more each day. With the photos I understood that the beauty is subjective, it is specific to each person, to his way of life, his experience, his decisions, his choices ... what is beautiful in the eyes of some may seem ugly in the eyes someone else and vice versa. Beauty is in everything, some are just more sensitive and receptive to certain forms of beauty.
What are your plans for the future?
I do not think to make photography my job, I would like to work in the field of travel, but I do not intend to stop doing pictures so.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
If I had any advice for people who would like to start as model, it would be that we all started somewhere and each beginning has a little bit of magic. I would advise them to live each experience entirely, not to regret anything, to see as many things as possible, to find in the photo what they are looking for, to be the people they really want to be, and above all to remain faithful to themselves.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think this magazine is really a big plus for models and photographers to increase their exposure to a community with similar interests.