Aurelia Chiffe

"I would say that my goals are to keep fighting to get my work seen out there, and keep working with amazingly talented and passionated people."

What's your first name?
Aurelia

What's your last name?
Chiffe

Nice to meet you, Aurelia! May we have your email address, please?
info@aureliachiffe.com

What's your Instagram username, Aurelia? We'd love to check it out!
aureliachiffe

What is your location, Aurelia?
Country
France

State / Region
Paris

Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Aurelia, how would you best describe yourself?
Photographer

Our readers would love to get to know you more Aurelia. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
Hi there, I am French Fashion & Fine Art Photographer and a London College of Fashion alumni currently working as a freelance in Paris. I like to think photography a stage where anything can happen and often call myself a photographer-scenographer. My main interests revolve around notions of representation and identity. In our time and age where Instagram and selfie sticks rule our world, people consume images without even taking the time to look at them. It is also this notion of taking time and truly looking at things that I tend to explore in my work.

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos?
Keep interviewing me!

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Aurelia?
The Fashion Industry and especially the French Fashion one is a very small and closed world. So I would say that my goals are to keep fighting to get my work seen out there, and keep working with amazingly talented and passionated people. And regarding my careers plans, well... let's just see what the future brings.

How do you communicate with people Aurelia? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
Knowing how it feels not to be answered, I always try to respond to people quickly. Of course, I am patient and friendly and often use my French sense of humour to loosen things up. But more seriously speaking I am always attentive to please my clients needs the best I can do. 

If you had to do it over again, what would you change Aurelia?
Nothing at all

Who is your hero Aurelia, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
Jean Paul Goude. He is a very famous Photographer in France. I remember coming across his work while I was studying Fine Art during my BA in Monaco's Art School. When I saw his work, I simply knew I wanted to do the same job. Still today he is to me the photographer who managed the best to inject his style and creativity into big commercial campaigns. 

How important are creative education courses Aurelia? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
Even if I believe and admire self-made people, I do think that attending a creative course makes a huge difference. I did a BA in Fine Art & Scenography in Monaco's Art School, and an MA in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion and theses courses truly helped me to know what I wanted to do, confront my ideas to others and develop my artistic culture and style. 

Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
This is a tough industry so don't give up, don't compare yourself to others and meet as many people as you can.

Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised.
Photo 1: 
Photographer: Aurelia Chiffe
www.aureliachiffe.com
Model: Aylin Delemen @aylindelemen

Photo 2: 
Photographer: Aurelia Chiffe
Model: Mei-Li Burnside
Stylism: Aylin Delemen & Aurelia Chiffe
Makeup: Kite Chuang @kite_makeup
Hair: Tomomi Tokuda @tomomitokuda

Photo 3: 
Photography and Stylism by Aurelia Chiffe
Model: Charlie

Photo 4: 
Photographer: Aurelia Chiffe
Model: Oyin Carew @oyincarew_
Stylism: Aylin Delemen & Aurelia Chiffe
Makeup: Kite Chuang
Hair: Tomomi Tokuda

Photo 5: 
Photographer: Aurelia Chiffe
Model: Daisy May Baker
Stylism: Aylin Delemen & Aurelia Chiffe
Hair & make up: Eszter Hercsik @eszterhercsik

Photo 6: 
Photographer: Aurelia Chiffe
Model: Joana Bravo Martins @theycallmejoana
Stylism: Aylin Delemen & Aurelia Chiffe
Makeup: Kite Chuang

Photo 7:
Photographer & Model: Aurelia Chiffe
Stylist: Aylin Delemen
Hair & Make up: Asta Gost @astagost