Interviews / Stories
Interview: Model Sara Scarlet (Belgium)
Sara Scarlet begon met poseren in 2007. In model staan ontdekte ze al gauw een passie en vanaf 2010 werkte ze part time als professioneel model, vanaf 2013 full time. Zo reisde ze de wereld rond en had niet alleen in Europa maar ook in de Verenigde Staten en Azië shoots.
Haar interesse in modellenwerk groeide uit de alternatieve en gothic scene, maar ze beperkte zich niet tot deze genres en bouwde een breed portfolio op, variërend van beautyportretten tot fashion, high fashion, commerciële lingerie, bikini, artistiek naakt en latex- en fetishfotografie.
Momenteel studeert Sara Taal- en Letterkunde, maar ze combineert het nog steeds met modellenwerk.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Honestly, I don't think that I would change anything about myself, really. Maybe make myself more intelligent and able to learn and read faster, that would be helpful.
How did you start modeling?
I started modelling in 2007, I saw all these beautiful photos of alternative and goth models and wanted to give it a try. My main example back then was amongst others Ulorin Vex. I conteacted photographer Inge Houwen, who was a student back then and I did my first shoot with her.
I liked it so much that I started contacting more photographers, it became a hobby and soon after, I started modelling for pay as a freelancer. After that, things went really fast as I travelled around the world as a full time professional freelancer.
I am still friends with Inge and we work together regularly.
What do you think of the work as a model?
My work as a model has done a lot for me personally in my personal development. I was a very shy and insecure teenager and seeing those beautiful photos of myself certainly helped building my self esteem. I also learned how to sell myself as a freelancer and how to work with clients. Another important thing modelling thought me are communication and business communication skills, which I am extremely thankful for.
It also empowered me and made me see myself and the world in a different perspective.
I think that modelling as a freelancer is one of the most amazing, adventurous and fun jobs in the world and I am extremely happy that I discovered this side of myself.
What is your beauty regimen?
I don't really have one! I try to eat enough fruits and vegetables and try to move enough but that's basically it, really. I use basic beauty products, simplicity is the key.. and good genetics probably *winks*
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
My personal qualities that distinguish me from most people are my height, I am 1m83 tall which is quite tall for women in general, this gives me naturally extremely long arms legs and a long upper body. I am also very happy with my body type: slim but curvy with a small waist.
I've got a professional attitude towards modelling and am fun to work with, I enjoy a good conversation or discussion and intellectual stimulation.
What are your plans for the future?
My main plan for the future is keep rolling the way I am and enjoy every moment.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
- jungle shoot in Kuala Lumpur
- all of my travels to Asia but specifically the time that I've spent in Singapore
- the first time that I was able to travel for modelling jobs, London if I remember correctly
- when I met Elena Helfrecht in Berlin and we became friends
- when I was able to work with some artists in the United States and spent a month there
- all work that I did with friends
- all the amazing people that I met on set (photographers, designers, co models, make-up artists and so on)
- when my boyfriend was doing a nude shoot and I was there to direct his posing
- shoot road trips and nude shoots in nature
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Don't give up, don't let anyone tell you that you are not good/pretty/young/skinny enough. You can do it!
Don't let anyone tell you what to do or how to be, find your own niche and work for it, you will make it. I did and I know plenty of girls who did. We are the future and we are going to change photography and modelling forever. Girl power!
What do you think of the magazine?
It is nice that there is at least still one international Belgium based quality magazine left, nice work!
Foto door Belinda Bartzner Latex doo
Foto door Belinda Bartzner Latex doo
Styling door Elegant Curiosities