Ewel is an alternative model based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alternative modeling?
Ewel: Back in the day a friend of mine needed to make a project focused on alternative pictures and he asked me if I would be interested. Later I uploaded the pictures on my myspace profile and they had really good response, which surprised me a little. After that my parents litteraly forced me to shoot my own photobook and make it commercial, but I didn`t feel right about doing commercial stuff and felt more like doing alternative projects. Then I started to cooperate with artists with similar style and after some time I was asked to work on new and bigger projects.
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Ewel: 87 – 62 – 87 and I am 172 cm tall. I had to measure myself now because of this question (laugh).
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?
Ewel: Being herself, being ambitious and never believing that her maximum was reached. Nothing more.
Sinical Magazine: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you as a model?
Ewel: It is hard to say as there is always something interesting happening around me. After some time it has become hard to realize what would other people consider interesting.
Sinical Magazine: Who are some photographers you've worked with and who are some you would like to work with?
Ewel: I worked with many great people but the most fun we had with my favorite photographers who also became my good friends: Hellmet photography, Marius Sachtikus photography and Wiki Bekeova photography. And who would I like to work with? Tough question, I enjoy working with creative people, but probably Viona Art and Sylwia Makris.
Sinical Magazine: who is more of an influence: Bettie Page or Dita Von Teese?
Ewel: I`d say Dita.
Sinical Magazine: Who are the top 5 alt. models, currently?
Ewel: I`m not good in remembering names, but Makani Terror and Marthy Luck are easy to remember for their looks.
Sinical Magazine: Who are the top 5. alt. photographers, currently?
Ewel: Ed Purnomo, Silent View, Sylwia Makris and for sure Michal Hellmet and Marius Sachtikus.
Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what is your main fetish?
Ewel: As long as my wallet allows it I`d buy anything that I consider nice, but I'll never have enough shoes and handbags as every girl.
Sinical Magazine: Who are some of your favorite designers?
Ewel: Dracula clothing, Oh la latex, Tattoo addict clothing, Unicornell... And I love cooperating with the young talents out there, all those who have the guts to do something on their own, even if it is DIY merch at the beginning.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Ewel: There is quite a lot of music genres that I like – alternative, electro, postrock, synthpop... It`s quite a lot, really. I love the voice of karin dreijer andersson.
Sinical Magazine: What is the alt/fetish scene like in your city (Slovakia)?
Ewel: Comparing to other countries the society here is conservative, there are not many people with extravagant image – people dress causal, don`t get much into tattoos or piercings. Those who go out dressed as they like it are ussualy to be pointed at. And then, if someone inclinates into the alt/fetish scene they all dress the same as if there was a dress code for the subculture.
Sinical Magazine: Where can Sinical readers see more of your work?
Ewel: Best way is to check my facebook page facebook.com/ewelofficial here and then where I always post my new work.