The Interview project is a new personal project in which I interview models I meet at castings or that I have worked with. The interview is then processed into a shoot idea. Hopefully the result has neither the insincerity of advertising nor the narcissism of self published social media. Giuliana and I met at the power and glory, a somewhat famous coffee shop (by day) and industry watering hole by night. She was quiet and a little shy. Cape Town was her first trip as a model and everything was very new and perhaps far away from home. We chatted for a while and it became clear that she was going to spend as much time at the beach as possible. She didn't know anyone here and felt a little estranged. Without her friends life was going to have to be a series of beach, gym and castings. Hey rather that than cold, winter in Germany, though I don't think that she was quite convinced yet.
We had decided after our chat that the beach was definitely going to be a good reflection of Giuliana (at least while here in Cape Town). Just before saying goodbye Giuliana added, probably after becoming a little more comfortable with me, a complete stranger, that she also really liked to sing. So armed with a rough sketch of this shy young German model on her first trip abroad I headed of to put together our interview project.
I had almost forgotten but after the shoot just before Giuliana left I filmed a short video of her singing what she told me was called "the cup song". Intrigued I hit record and sat back. I was immediately taken aback by her voice. I had no idea she could sing like this. Had I known we probably would have never made it to the beach for our interview. Perhaps I would have tried my hand at directing a music video.