"I see the fact that I am a dancer as a big advantage. It always helps me with my modelling work, and I believe it aids in making me unique and more in control of my own body."
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Firstly Kennet, how would you best describe yourself?
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Kennetplease tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
£10 per hour. I am also a strong dancer, which is something I always take advantage of in my modelling work.
Kennet. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
Kennet is a Norwegian dancer and model in London. He also blogs about nutrition and lifestyle.
Kennet moved to London two years ago. Not long after he arrived, he was contacted by a couple of photographers, stylists and designers that wanted him to model for them. By now, he has done a variety of fashion, dance and underwear shoots. He discovered his interest in modelling, and started seeking new opportunities within the industry.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Kennet. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
* Intense ice blue eyes
* Dancer, strong and flexible
* Creative and independent on set
* Passion for nutrition and fitness
* Very ambitious
* Good understanding of the lines of the body and how to make them look pleasant for the viewer
* Strong cheekbones
* Good posture
Kennet, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started modelling first when I moved to London. However, through dancing I have developed an interest in understanding how the body looks nice in space and about items in the room, on stage or on set. I believe this is why I have moved into modelling, because it falls naturally for me how I use my body and what angles work best for me. The reason why I have gotten into modelling is that it more often leaves a product you can look back at, in opposition to dancing, which is an art form where moment itself disappears once the performance is done.
I see the fact that I am a dancer as a big advantage. It always helps me with my modelling work, and I believe it aids in making me unique and more in control of my own body. This is why I mean modelling and dance go hand in hand, and in the future, I want to work within both areas.
Who is your inspiration in life Kennet? How do you keep inspired?
I honestly do not have certain people I would point out as my role models. However, what inspires me the most is people who dare to follow their own path and stand out from the crowd.
We all make mistakes Kennet; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There was one time I got on set for a photoshoot, and the space was packed with creatives. For me, it is very important to say hi to people and to show that I am open and approachable. However, I did not do it that time because there were too many people everywhere. When we got in front of the camera, I realised I should have. The photos always turn out better after you have had a chat with the people you work with. Never doing that mistake again.
Kennet , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I always listen and try to find what what my clients have in common. What I find is what I know I have to prioritise and make sure I give them. After a while, it becomes second nature, and I can move on to adding one more thing to focus on. This way I will always expand the way I work.
Please tell us Kennet, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I am a fan of planning and organise. There was one time I was invited to go to a lot of castings in one day. To make sure I got to all of them in time, still looking fresh and in the best mood possible I planned weeks in advance exactly how I would get through the day. It all ended up as a success.
Kennet, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
It is very important to me that everyone is one the same page in a creative process. This is why I keep coming with suggestions if I have any. However, you have to pick your battles. If I have an idea I really want to get through, I present it in the best way possible and then make sure to show it. It is always easier for people to agree if they see what you are talking about instead of just talking about it. Nevertheless, do I value that everyone´s opinion and the suggestion is heard and tried out. I never just turn down anyone´s idea.
Kennet, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
It was actually my first modelling shoot. I realised I was very independent behind the camera already then. The photographer and the rest of the professionals in the room were overwhelmed by my ideas and said I looked great on set. Already back then they even recommended I applied to agencies. Looking back, a photo from that shoot is still one of my favourites in my portfolio.
Kennet, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I consider myself as creative in all jobs I do. The hard part is finding what works and what the client wants, but I always come with suggestions instead of waiting to be directed.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
* Understand the other creatives job. That way you can think how they think and use it as an advantage
* Do not dwell, go for it
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
* Brand promotion
* Agency representation
* Interest in movement
Now for the best part Kennet! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
* JC Candanedo/Grey Pistachio.
* Nick Guttridge.
* Stig-Lennart Sørensen.
* Kim Toft.
* Jeremy Nako
* Juvenal Maze