She is an experienced, open-minded and fun hobbyist model, based in Croyden, Greater London, United Kingdom. Take a look at her photos and learn about model MelleKiou by reading our interview with her.
Modeling is fun and if you are working with true professionals who love the art of photography it be challenging as well as inspirationally rewarding.
What do you love most about modelling?
I love modeling, as it is completely detached from the everyday run of the mill lives we often lead. I can be carefree, play games, be characters and just be totally free in the moment to produce a moment with another like minded creative.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
For me one of the highlights was travelling to America for a shoot. It was a great experience and that photographer and I have collaborated on many projects since.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
Well, it was winter, and I was freezing in a waterfall in Cumbria for a shoot with a photographer I have worked with before and very happy with the shots, but also recently did a shoot for a new photographer starting out, and we had a great fun day taking pictures all over the building where he has a studio and we ended up with some breath taking shots I am also proud of.
A lot of the time is waiting to shoot, but I have been lucky to work with interesting people with great ideas. Most fun is working out the shots then getting ready to turn ideas into action and although I have down catwalk I am mainly a photographic model.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
I just love working with creatives, people that have a passion for the work. No personal favourites as each shoot is different and has it’s own unique memories.
Define your personal style.
My style is truly arriving with an open mind ready to produce something special.
I went to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A Museum and would of loved to work for him. A visionary and he once said that the women that wear his clothes were bold and brave. I would of worn anything he produced.
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
In five years time I hope to continue smiling at life.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?