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Interview: Model Elen Ina (Turin)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi, My name is Elena and I live in Turin. I am graduated in econims but I understanded that it wasn't y way and now I am attending my second degree in education to work in my future with children, teenaers or adult with dipendences.
I would study something about photography therapy, to help people to live better. I think photography and arts in general are a way to express feelings , ideas and character.
I am 29 years old ( yes, I know, I am not too young ... ;) ) but I am a child in my soul :)
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Change.... in personality o in physical?
In physical, I know that I am not perfect, I have quality and a lot of bug , but I think that take care about ourself is the best thing to do: a good life, practice sport three times or four a week, to eat well is the only thing to do . I don' t think that aesthetics surgery is something of unreal, and I choose reality!
It is beautiful something that is perfect, but imperfect.
In personality...probably I would love myself more than now .
How did you start modeling?
I started modelinh 6 years ago, because I was corious to see me in a professional photo, and than it help me to know myself more and more.
When I started to pose I remember that I was surprised more to see me in pictures than that to be shooted.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think that work like as model is a way to understand something more about ourself, but I think that real model are infrequent ( and with probability not me ! :) )
I think that is very important to have eyes everywhere, search information about photographer, agencies.
But at the same time it give the opportunities to know people, travel, and to stay with yourself.
Photography is a way to know my body, the way I move it, to meet my self.
What is your beauty regimen?
My beauty regim...gym,gym,equilibrated diet and gym again!
To do sport is important, is a way to have fun and to have care abut you bidy...and diet... not delate every carbohydrate how i thought some years ago, but I eat them at lunch, and only whole.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am so sweet, so high, with my short hair and my emotions, with my sensibility...what else ? :)
What are your plans for the future?
I absoutely want to finish my studies and graduate, I want to work with people less fortunately than us. I would like to study somethig about phototerapy, that could be something that comprend my passion for photography and what I love to study.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
One of my best experiences was been three years ago , at TPW , a workshop of one week in Tuscany, with a lot of photography courses: natural , street..I was the model of one of best photographer in Europe, Philippe Pache. I this his works are amazing, and the week was so interesing because teachers were of a very high level, and student came from all over the world.
But every time is a new experience, to meet people and talk with them, is always a great thing.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My advice is to have always head, to ask always informations about job and never, never, neverand never again to compromise for anything.
Probably a pictur will always be on web, so have attention !
And, at the end, probably someone will say " No" for some work, but live in peace, noone in perfect and so " o" is an alternative, but probably some else will say " Yes" :)
What do you think of the magazine?
I think that your magazine is amazing , is important to choose artist with something to say, and I am happy for your request to me !
My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elena.fortina
My tumblr : ELEN INA