Interview: Model Oriane Boishardy (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a 31 year old model from France, living close to Geneva, and I work in the watchmaking industry during the week, and I am a freelance photomodel during the weekends.
I am an avid traveler, dancer, and speaker of foreign languages. I love discovering new people and cultures.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing, really ! I like who I am becoming, and i think it’s very important to learn to love yourself and your experiences, even if it not always easy. Challenging yourself, making milestones in your life, going after what makes you feel good and what makes you a better person.
How did you start modelling?
It all started by chance really ! A photographer in my city was offering a lingerie photoshoot as a confidence booster. That was back in 2011, and i greatly enjoyed it, so I did a few over the years, here and there.Back then we didn’t have Instagram, and i only did that for fun, but a couple of years ago a friend of mine pushed me to do more. I then really got into it, started to travel around France and even further for my photoshoots, and it’s going amazing !
What do you think of the work as a model?
I really enjoy creating a project and finding the best photographer for it. Creating a character, working with the stylists and designers is always thrilling, and you have to be so focused on getting the right mood for the shoot, getting the right attitude. It’s a really demanding job, that most people underestimate.
What is your beauty regimen?
I always try to get a good night’s sleep, i don’t drink much alcohol ; i always protect my skin from the sun and I try to use organic products as much as possible. I also train 3 to 4 times a week, such as cardio and fitness workouts that I do at home.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I would say that I am demanding and dedicated. I take much pride in what I do and the work i present, so i try to have the shoot prepared as best as possible. In terms of moodboards, outfits, makeup, i always invest myself so that we get the best of the session. I also enjoy challenges, and adore creating a new character. So, i would say that i try to be as adaptable as possible for a photographer!
What are your plans for the future?
If i could carry on making great pictures, that would be perfect ! The rest to me is irrelevant. I would like to keep meeting great people, having great experiences with photography, to keep learning about the work still, and make even better pictures than before.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Shooting on a beach in Rio or Cape Verde was definitely a highlight for me ! The scenery is so beautiful that you forget what you are supposed to be doing !
In terms of learning, I would say that working with Romain Rosa and Gautier Van Lieshout taught me a lot. They teach you a lot, while making the whole session an extremely relaxed time, and you realize that a great connection between a model and photographer makes the photos even better.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
I would say to start off creating a book with a professional photographer. They have an eye for what you can do, what you can be good at, and even reveal talents you didn’t know you had. If you want to try to get in an agency, take your shot. If they tell you no, keep going, and don’t stop. If you are passionate about being a model, just don’t stop doing it. Choose your photographers carefully, don’t accept photoshoots if you’re not comfortable, and just create great art !
What do you think of the magazine?
I love to get inspiration from photographers and models around the world, and this is exactly what Modellenland magazine is doing for me ! It is refreshing to be able to spot new talents in photography.
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