I'm 47 years old, and sometimes it's difficult to get some interesting offer. That's why I am trying to find a good theme for myself and then gather a team that helps me to realise it. I also make jewellery for other models and me. I'm a fine 47 years old goth model.
Tanja, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
With posing, I began to work four years ago. In essence, it was about the treatment of the soul, because I spent my whole life convinced that I was ugly and that I could not even see myself in the photo. When I first saw myself in a photo made by a professional photographer, I was so emotional and grateful that I allowed this experience. Since then, posing has become my passion, and I have also introduced a gothic twist in my normal life, which I love so much.
Who is your inspiration in life Tanja? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is gothic culture, mostly Victorian Goth. Otherwise, I always get my inspiration in nature, where I think, and I always get good ideas for posing. My inspiration is also Lady Amaranth and other models in gothic posing.
We all make mistakes Tanja; 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.
In such a situation, fortunately, I have not found myself, possibly because I have not posed with other models yet, but always by myself.
Tanja, 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?
I think that I would definitely check what potential clients are doing at all and then try to incorporate my ideas as best as possible into their essence. Of course, I would be careful to please their wishes and demands, but I would still not allow myself to forget about my beliefs and go through to get an order.
Please tell us Tanja, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Before each posing, my strategy is in full operation. I need to make sure that everything is needed to sit in a place, and so we get good results.
Tanja, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
It often happens that I offer a photographer a different vision, which then turns out to be very good and useful.
Tanja, 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?
There were quite a few, but I was most proud of myself when I have published in the magazine O Mundo das rates with ten pages all for me.
Tanja, 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 like the most because my posing also creates creativity in making jewellery and other accessories that I need to pose.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice is that it is never too late to realise the dream you are dreaming since of childhood.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Cover 1 and 2: Photographer: Elena Sendler @elenasendler Foto 1,2,3: Photographer: Otyg Gliha Photography @otygglihaphotography Foto 4: Photographer: Damijan SedevÄiÄ, Foto 5,6,7,8,9,10: Photographer: Elena Sendler @elenasendler