Interview: Model Ester Rose (American/Danish)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m American/Danish, an aspiring artist & freelance model, also working as a promoter, saving up for art school! Since 2011 I’ve been painting and exhibiting my work. It’s been more abstract, I guess, and I’ve been a self-taught artist, but lately I’ve become fascinated by figurative art and age-old classical techniques so I’m going to be studying that, starting next month. It’s really exciting.
If you could change anything about you?
If you would have asked me this when I was 15, I would have said “just about everything”, but I’ve come to accept and be happy for the things that I have so much more now. I have a very round face, always have, I used to totally hate that about myself, but I’m ok with it now.
How did you start modeling?
The very first job I had, I was spotted by a small model agency, while in a mall and casted for a little TV ad, I was so nervous though, I really wasn’t ready for being in front of the camera.
Then after moving to Denmark, here it started when I was looking for a photographer to do some photos for my website and something like a profile photo for Art Shows. Ended up doing an entirely different project with an Alternative model & photographer who was doing brand collaborations with some up and coming alternative designers. It was really fun! I loved dressing up and trying a different look, it started there. (Her name was Sandra Angelina, and I’ve submitted one of our new sets here too.)
What do you think of the work as a model?
I suppose I think modeling has changed. There are so many very talented photographers and models that team up to create something and it’s not necessarily for a job, a brand or anything, it’s just about creating.
I love to be part of specific concepts or projects, to really create art with lighting, the setting, style of editing, the concept etc.
What is your beauty regimen?
This is a tough question, :p I do try to workout a few times a week, and take care of my skin. There are a few DIY body scrubs that I really love, I suppose if you were asking about a unique thing that I do, it’s probably that.
What are your personal qualities that distinguish you from others?
I like to believe in the impossible, I love to be surrounded by people who dare to dream, but at the same time are smart and work for their goals, entrepreneurs.
What are you plans for the future.
Well, I touched on this earlier. I made it a goal to study classical art, and I plan to take classes from Fine Art schools both in Copenhagen and London. I’ve already been to London for a week and it was amazing.
I’d also love to do more international photo shoots, and work with photographers from other countries in Europe and America.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
With photo shoots, I feel that the really great photographers capture something from the person they photograph, a feeling, a part of them and their personality. The photo shoots I’ve been most excited about have been the ones where I could see and feel that there was a connection where the photographer caught that goofiness, or whatever from me in their photo; those are the most amazing pictures to me.
What do you think of the magazine?
This magazine has showcased some really amazing sets and I’m honored to be featured here! Thank you.