Photographer: Phenix Photography’ste
Drakaena is an alternative model based in Lyon, France. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical 666. Print copies can be purchased here.
Sinical Magazine: When were your born and where? Where are you currently located?
Drakaena: I was born the 30 september 1991 in Lyon, France. I live in Vienne (France) now.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?
Drakaena: I’ve started modeling when I was 15, I met my best friend at school and she was just starting out with photography so we started to work together. At that time I had a dark and gothic style and so did she. So we made pictures that look like us and not really “fashion photography.” Since I have built up a diverse wardrobe that includes corsets, gothic clothes, leather, high heels, new rock, demonia, etc. It’s only last year that I’ve started to try lots of different directions in photography, including pinup, bodypaint, shibari, fetish etc. I love the weird and alternative style.
Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model? If it’s not a magazine, what inspired you?
Drakaena: I don’t read magazines. I just love beautiful images. I like art in generally. So I’m just inspired by “mise en scène”, playing different identities and emotion.
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?
Drakaena: For me it’s very important to have my own personality. Giving my best in any circumstances, and communicating the emotions. It’s not interesting for me to model just for modeling. Sure I like making beautiful pictures but most of all to put my soul in it, the emotions and my personality. And I believe in what I do. Be passionate.
Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Drakaena: I think all is important. The reflection between the model and the photographer. The preparation : such a good place, find a good make up artist, a stylist. And the moment of the shoot, be very focused and feel the emotion. And photo retouching is important.
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Drakaena: I’m not very skinny. I’ve got what I need where needed and that’s what people like. I measure 1m60 for 56 kg, clothing 38 (EU) , 92 breast, 72 waist, 92 hip (in centimeters). I don’t know how much it’s in UK system.
Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?
Drakaena: 37-38 for shoes (French).
Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?
Drakaena: I really really love shoes. High shoes. I just bought one yesterday! I love their smell and they are so sweet. they make beautiful legs and sexy. I have more than 30 pairs!
Sinical Magazine: There are dark and gothic themes in your work. Can you talk about this?
Drakeana: I just like the aspect of dark/gothic. it’s so beautiful, graphic and emotional.
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite horror films?
Drakaena: I don’t like horror films, but I like films about magic, witches, demons, dragons. I prefer to dream rather than fear.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Drakaena: I don’t listen to lots of music lately. But I like most of styles. anything that’s rock, metal, symphonical. I also don’t mind more commercial songs so some times I even go to night clubs to dance.
Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?
Drakaena: I like pole dance. Overwise I like shopping (a lot), singing, dancing, making accessories and clothes for my photo shoots and travelling.
Sinical Magazine: What’s up next for you?
Drakaena: I will continure to do more photo shoots. I have a lot of projects set up with many photographers all over France. |
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