Model Interview: Selene in Ars Gratia Artis by Giovanni Cogliati

Webitorial, December 2023 Artistic Nude Issue - Interviews - - Posted:

In the world of boudoir and glamour photography, the allure lies in the delicate balance between vulnerability and empowerment. It's an art form that allows one to be seen and admired while maintaining an air of untouchable mystique. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the world of Selene, a wonderful new comer model whose enchanting presence has graced the lens of photographer Giovanni Cogliati.

From her early aspirations to her journey as a model, Selene shares her experiences, challenges, and the essence of her life both in front of camera. Join us as we explore the world of this captivating individual and discover what drives her passion for modeling and her vision for the future. Selene's story is not only a testament to her growing confidence and self-expression but also an invitation to peer through the captivating lens of boudoir photography.

1. What does boudoir/glamour photography mean to you?

"Is like the idea of being perceived as an untouchable person that you can only see and not touch; I like the thought of being admired by others and take their attention."

2. When and why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?

"I feel like I've always been good at pursuing this career, since I was younger, I wanted to being able to entertain someone with your gaze and body movements without saying a word."

3. Can you describe a typical day in the life as a full time / part-time model (whichever applies)?

"I travel a lot, I'm always on the train and I really enjoy being able to always see different people and different places."

4. Where do you live, and how is life there as a model?

"I am currently living in Venice where I can carry on my study together with the modeling activities. However, most of the modeling time is spent around Italian main places."

5. Where do you shop for boudoir and what do you buy?

"I really enjoy vintage shops because the clothes are unique and classics."

6. What is the greatest challenge you have faced as a boudoir model?

"Probably the fact that I have to trust the photographer, I can say that I've worked with different photographers, and I have seen some really nice and helpful in making me comfortable and some quite rude and 'nasty.'"

7. What steps have you been taking to develop as a model?

"I really had to go out of my comfort zone, I was a very shy girl once, but with these opportunities, I can say that I'm becoming more confident and more secure of myself."

8. What is the most rewarding part of modeling for you?

"Probably being able to express myself to others and keep up with my creative side."

9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a freelance model?

"Freelance on one hand may be a bit more risky as you never know with what kind of photographer you are going to shoot, and in a sense, you are less 'secure.' On the other hand, you can organize your own time and space as you like and this really helps me to be more independent."

10. From this set, which photo is your favorite? Why?

"It’s a head to head between the one with the red fabric and the one in the mirror with an old gramophone. Reason is that one is pretty simple and clean, and the other is recalling a vintage atmosphere that I love."

11. What do you like to do outside of modeling?

"I'm a student, and I love fashion and everything that comes with it so I'm always informing myself about this fashion world."

12. Do you have any advice for people looking to get into modeling?

"To be always motivated and don't put yourself down in front at the first inconvenience."

14. Finally, what does your ideal future look like in modeling, and where is the best place for people to contact you?

"I would love to be a full-time model and put all my effort and dedication into this passion of mine. You can contact me directly on my email or on my IG shooting account: @selene222r.

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