Sophia (@lasofico) is a beautiful model from Ivanovo, Russia. I hope you’ll enjoy the interview;
How did you fall in love with modeling?
Actually, I haven’t planned to become a model, but my mother is a make up artist and when I was 13 years old, after school I was waiting her at the photo studio when she finish her job. The client saw me and ask me to try her clothes on ( she is the owner of the clothing brand for children). So, I put on the outfit and stand into the shot.. and after this day I was her favorite model for her shooting))
How were you discovered?
Director of one agency in Moscow saw my photos on the social network, on my mothers profile and wrote her. He ask maybe she wants to try her daughter in modeling. Well, she said why not and we went to Moscow to visit the agency
What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
I had a shooting under the water for one exhibition project. I had a role of “Virgin Maria” from Bible. I thought that it wouldn’t be very difficult for me, but when I was under the water and trying posing and at the same time not to go up I was quite wondering how difficult it is )) but it was an amazing experience for me, because it was my dream, to have a shooting in beautiful dresses under the water and I did it! And when I saw this picture on the wall of the exhibition – I was totally happy !
How would you define your personal style?
Hmm.. I think it is elegant smart casual 🙂
Where did you grow up? How have your roots influenced your sense of style?
I grew up in the city called Ivanovo. It is not a very big city, but quite close to Moscow. I’m sure that my style doesn’t seem like “provincial” because my mother is stylist and from childhood she was explaining to me what kind of style this or another one . Where I can go in this kind of outfit or another, and in 15 years old I started to travel as a model in different countries, communicate with fashion world and this is also helps me to feel the style and understand it
Who is your style icon and why?
To tell the truth I don’t have a style icon. My inspiration is my Pinterest )) I have many boards there with a favorite outfits and I’m learning from them. And also I like to watch a TV show like “ Suits” “House of Cards” and I enjoy to look at the outfits of the main characters
Who is your favorite photographer and why?
robert mapplethorpe. I love the atmosphere of his works. For me they are the pieces of the artwork, like a masterpiece of a very famous painter. The light, the emotional feelings, poses.. everything is perfect
What advice would you give to aspiring models out there?
I want to tell them to understand what exactly they want in modeling, because it is just seems very easy business, but it’s not. You have to be very confident, purpose driven and do not give up when you didn’t get the results you want.
Do you edit your own photos? If yes, which programs do you use?
Sure, I use photoshop fix, Lightroom,Glitché,Snapseed, darkroom
We would like to express our gratitude to Sophia for this great interview.
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