Soraya Ben Aissaoui
Soraya Ben Aissaoui
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I'm a very outgoing person who loves to enjoy life every day with a big smile on my face, who love to discover and learn new things and who is very determined to achieve her dreams no matter what comes across her path
Soraya, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passions are beautiful fashion photography, and I am always active, going on a daily basis to the gym to be healthy and always in good shape. I started modelling by collaborating with photographers on social media such as Facebook and Instagram
Who is your inspiration in life Soraya? How do you keep inspired?
I look up to all the women that had a dream but quicked to early; I want to show them that no matter what you can do what you want if you fight for it. Iâ€™m, for example, a petite model which is low demanded in my country but still know that one day I will become a model. If Eva Longoria can, I can as well
We all make mistakes Soraya; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I started at the age of 16, was at the office of a photographer took some studio shooting and then asked 200 euros for all the paperwork etc .. I signed a paper got home. Had to call him after for my pictures didn't even receive them in a portfolio like he promised and never had any call regarding shoots with clients etc. So paid 200 euros for nothing. This was one of the worst time of my life I felt like a fool and from that time I promised myself to not spend money anymore on shoots
Soraya, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
Before starting the shoot I always like to ask what they are looking for, what they want to express with the pictures they are going to take of me, I ask if they have some pictures that inspire them that they can show me and try to stick to that but still add a bit of my creativity to make sure the pictures arenâ€™t just copy paste but still unique. That's how both parts are satisfied at the end of a shoot
Please tell us Soraya, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Sometimes I have work, study life and modelling to combine and I get opportunities to shoots but the dates are inconvenient with my students life so i start to balance pro and cons and make the decision to do the shoot or to try to find a way to make an arrangement that is convenient for me and for the photographer, an example with me that yesterday I had to work at noon so I asked the photographer if we could do the session in the morning at 8 and we did it
Soraya, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
One time a proposed an idea to a photographer but didn't understand my view, so I asked him to reverse the roles he being the model me taking a picture of what I wanted and convinced him of my idea
Soraya, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
One time I was selected to become top model Europe i made it through the semi-finals. Also, I had the chance to collab with photographers that werenâ€™t famous at that time but are growing fast now, so I'm proud of that as well
Soraya, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
One day I had to a shoot with mirrors and lights it was so funny to do and gave a really cool portfolio of pictures. In the beginning, you aren't at ease because it is something that is out of your comfort zone but with time you try to play with what you have and your results very surprised at the
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
To never give up and never listen to everybody's critics .. some people don't get your way of thinking or perceiving things. Most important is to be convinced of what you do and to convince others. Always be confident of your work and be open to critics to become better only when they are constructive and avoid listening to haters
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, and because I'm interested in all of them
Photographer: Rafael Duarte @drphotographe Photographer: Bruno Photographer: Winnen @Brunoinstaphotography Photographer: Azeem @Azeemphotographer