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I'm friendly, sociable and bubbly. And beyond that, I'm always professional. I'm always trying to get the best of you, make you feel great and comfortable. Sometimes I put some music, to make the model relax and it allows him/her to give everything he/she can.
Clara, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
At first, I'm a musician, and I'm recording my first album in the studio with Universal Music. Then, I'm an actress and already played in a few short movies, clips, etc. And finally, my daily passion: Photography. I started 10 years ago (but I was born from a photographer father), where I learned everything by myself. And today, I give the best of me, and I can say that I have found my place.
Who is your inspiration in life, Clara? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
My first inspiration is David Olkarny. And I stay inspired thanks to my travels. I'm naturally someone creative, and I need to create often. So my travels are so inspiring, and the people I met too. I'm always searching for creativity, spontaneity.
We all make mistakes, Clara, we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I already took back these mistakes! But once, I came to Paris for a shoot with my cousin, who was so happy to travel from Bordeaux to Paris for this shoot. We came to Montmartre; she was just in front of the "Love Wall," I was ready to capture the first picture. And then I pressed the button. "No SD card found." God. I never did that mistake again! As we said, "we all learn from our mistakes."
Clara, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I would describe myself as a professional photographer. But beyond that, I would say that I'm easy going, friendly and cool. If we're talking about professional things, I would say I'm punctual, perfectionist and creative.
Please tell us, Clara, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
I need to spend some times with my friends and family. It is for me, the most important thing ever. But I'm a hard worker, and when I'm into my work, there is nothing else that matter. I'm someone who needs to travel as well, but I take that as a very good point because it is so helpful for my creativity in photography.
Clara, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
One day, I was shooting a girl, and she told me (1 scd after I met her): I don't want to "pose," I want only natural pictures. But it was a free collaboration, and I was searching for voluntary models to help me get a professional book. So, I told her, "look, I have a directive line to follow, in my workbook. And I need you to be natural sometimes and also posing for me. But I can assure you that I will not ask you to show any part of your body, except what you are willing to show." And then, everything was great :)
Clara, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
Thanks to my pictures, I allowed some people to be part of a few modeling agencies and, in a way, I gave them a job!
Clara, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My last shoot in Paris, with Emma Chaibedra, actress and director. We did a shoot in the Trocadero Fountain. The most beautiful and powerful fountain in Paris. Which means a LOT of people. We had to ask everyone to move a little bit, and sometimes it was hard. I had to capture a very short moment, but we did it. Just after the fountain, in the street, I put some confetti on Emma's hairs. It was almost impossible to do something creative because of the wind. But we finally did it!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I would say, "Work hard, enjoy, travel, meet people, follow a lot of photographers, never stop learning, to practice. You will get more and more professional with the time and the experience. Don't forget to create a relationship with your models, they are humans after all, and it will help you to relax them and get beautiful work done! "
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