Sunday, 28 March 2010

Schorr asks 'how old are you and when did you start modelling and are all Danish people so comfortable with their bodies?' Freja replies with 'I'm 21. I started modelling full time when I was 17 and I don't think everyone is as comfortable, but Danish people are pretty open and liberated in that sense.
The asset of being comfortable with ones body as a model could be quite liberating for the photographer or art director that is looking for a degree of intimacy or sexuality for a project, or it generally aides in creative freedom instead giving obstacles for the photographer to work around.
The questions in the interview dip in a out of the subject of modelling and the typical getting to know you, kind of questions that you might find in celebrity interviews, like questions about movies and music, but not quite in the same way. Schorr manages to push the interview into an almost romantic conversation about personal life stories, memories, really sentimental stuff.
Schorr asks 'Can you explain the inspirations behind your many tattoos? When I was editing, your tattoos became captions or titles to the pictures. “Serendipity of life”, “This too shall pass”, “Redemption” among other things, including tiny stars, a pistol and a fantastic thunderbolt.' Freja replies with 'all my tats represent certain times in my life and they all remind me of either a beautiful moment or a life lesson.' Collier Schorr then brings this question to a new level of personal reminiscing 'I can relate to that. I used to live in the east village with this gorgeous 6ft tall french singer with all the addictions that come with that. She would perform at clubs and then we would go out dancing and drinking all night. We would wake up at 4pm, smoke cigarettes and watch talk shows, get dressed up and do it all over again. But I also worked for an artist, so I had these two lives, art world by day and clubs by night. I have the tattoos and scars to remember her by, but I wouldn't trade that time or erase them for anything.'1