discover together with us inked and pierced model Michelle Junker, based in the near of Darmstadt, Germany. Get an impression of her work by viewing the shown photos and catch some insides of her work and ideas by reading our interview with her.
My name is Michelle and I am 21 years old. I was born in Brandenburg an der Havel and now I’m living near Darmstadt. At the moment I am looking for a further education in the medical field.
What do you love most about modelling?
Most of all I love to play different roles and test myself simply to see how I develop. And then to be able to feel good about my body and to realize, that you have NOT always to fit into the stereotype published in the media. Above that it is nice to get in contact with different people, working with various characters and to improve yourself.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
the highlights in my career are again and again the people I meet and get to work with. The fun and joy at every shoot and to see the results at the end of a session. Moreover, I have already been eligible to
play in small videos for store openings and music videos.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
The last shoots were all spontaneously planned ideas, very different. From latex to Indians up to a Skater Girl. There are many projects to come in the near future, in which I will participate and I’m looking forward to that.
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
I am after all a normal girl, behind the scenes there is still a lot of laughing and joking and a normal way of dealing with each other. Of course, in front of the camera sometimes a serious look hits you, but only for a moment.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
Lately I have done many shootings with a very good photographer, Daniel Benad (Daniel Benad Photography), who meanwhile has become a good friend. He is able to handle my ideas in a right way and there’s always a lot of fun during the sessions. As well I like Martin Wessner (MJW photo), with whom I had my most unusual session, a Latex Shoot.
Define your personal style.
I myself would say, that I don’t have a special or personal style. I love everything, that is more rocking … tattoos, piercings … everything, that is a bit out of line. That’s, how I can identify myself best with.
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
My Style Muse is Cat of D. I love her tattoos and that she's just herself. Another great isnpiration for me is Cara Delevingne.
Your favourite designer is… ?
I don’t have a favorite designer. Clothes have to be comfortable and I need to like myself, when I’m wearing them.
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years I hope to travel a lot, continue modeling and just live a happy life, so that me, my family and my friends are all fine. That's the most important.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
if I could be somewhere else, I'd like to go back to Berlin and if that is not supposed to be, then in any case to Bali.