BY THECOASTSTUDIO 20.11.15
To describe Lucette Romy as amazing would be a scandalous understatement. Take one look at her website or Instagram and you’ll instantly understand. The girl is breathtakingly beautiful, ridiculously talented and crazy inspirational.
The Coast Studio could happily write a Lucette Romy interview a day for a year and still want to know more about her life as a model, activist, artist and vegan. But for now we will keep it short and sweet and keep you all wanting more…
Lucette was kind enough to answer our questions not once, but twice through the lens of her life as both a model and an artist. Hear all about your newest crush, Lucette Romy below and thank us later!
Photo: Cait Miers
THE COAST STUDIO: Who or what inspires you as a model and as an artist?
Artist: I'm definitely most inspired by my surroundings, nature being my biggest influence towards my work and what I create. I’m constantly intrigued by animals and the sky, the way in which water moves and all of the incredible natural colors you find within nature.
Model: Depending on who I am shooting for or with, I try to draw inspiration from them and almost take on the aesthetic of that brand. I guess with social media being such a prominent part of our lives now though it makes it a lot easier for models and influencers to be booked for jobs that suit them and where they can be themselves.
TCS: One aspect of each that you enjoy the most?
Artist: Being completely free to create whatever I want, using art as a way to vent my emotions, happiness, love, frustration, sadness. I think it all comes through in an artists work wether intentional or not depending on what they are going through in that period of their life.
Model: Working with other creatives and making beautiful images. I love the idea of creating the scene, becoming the subject and then that setting becomes an artwork itself.
TCS: Your favourite environment to work in?
Artist: Anywhere with a nice flat table! Haha
Model: Definitely outdoors, I have only done studio a few times and far prefer to mix it up and find different spots whenever I'm shooting. That’s the great thing really, each setting is different and the world has so many incredible locations on offer.
TCS: An average workday in the life?
Artist: Spending 8-10 hours sitting in the same spot with a pen or paintbrush, occasional hand cramps and music or movies, only getting up to eat and go to the bathroom. It’s more therapeutic than it sounds… I swear!
Model: Making sure the weather is right so you have the right lighting, getting to the shoot on time and then changing your look a number of times. People think it’s incredibly easy.. you just stand there right? But there is definitely a lot more involved.
TCS: The most rewarding experience you’ve had so far?
Artist: I guess receiving commissions, people that love my work and approach me to make them something special and unique that means something to them. It’s also just rewarding in itself that I even get to sell any of my pieces and that they are adorning the walls in another persons home.
Model: Probably meeting Graham Shearer and shooting for his private collection whilst I was in Bali. He was incredibly easy to work with and super down to earth! Not to mention his work is beautiful and I was so comfortable while we were shooting, it can sometimes be quite awkward… especially when you are shooting artistic underwater nudes haha!
TCS: The most influential person you know in each profession?
Artist: I don’t personally know him, but over the last year I have seen some great work by Mitch Gobel. He is a resin artist from Victoria and is the founding director of a wildlife and habitat conservation charity. It’s amazing to see his works so influenced by nature and landscapes giving back to the environment in which they were inspired by.
Model: A beautiful friend of mine Natascha Elisa has recently co-founded a non-for profit called Models of Compassion, since starting she has helped raise funds for a number of charities and organisations around the world. All by using her voice to do some good in this world and make a difference. Which to me is a lot more relevant than a model who is good at influencing someone to buy the next best t-shirt.
TCS: 3 items that you couldn’t live without?
Artist: Black Biro, Handmade paper and watercolours
Model: Hmm.. I really don’t know, each setting is different and I really am quite laid back when it comes to shooting. I guess, a photographer, a location… and myself? Haha
Photo: Cait Miers
TCS: Day or night preference?
Artist: I definitely prefer to work throughout the day, it can be so hard using synthetic lighting when I’m creating sometimes.. though if I really get into it I can easily sit up until 2am painting or drawing, then I realise what time it is and how sore my hand and eyes are and I slowly slump into bed!
Model: To be honest, I can’t say I have done many night shoots, I really do prefer daytime in all aspects of my life I guess.. Tending to rise with the sun and go to bed well before midnight. No night owl here!
TCS: Words of advice for any aspiring creatives?
Artist: MAKE GOOD ART! I mean really there is no definition to what is good art. Just do what feels right, let it all out in whatever form inspires you and that your hands crave to create. There is a world of beauty in art and the emotion and story behind it all, be comfortable to share that.
Model: Stay strong, stay humble, stay grounded.
Photo: Cait Miers
TCS: You’re ideal 2016?
Artist: Creating art on a daily basis, even if I don’t start and finish a piece each day (that would be near impossible for me) but as long as I can give a little bit everyday and start sharing my works a bit more I will be happy. It’s a great outlet for me and something I have always loved to do ever since I was a mini version of myself.. if people appreciate it at the same time, that’s really just an added bonus!
Model: I would love to look more into acting, as well as directing and styling more of my own shoots and for others also! It would be cool to be booking some more jobs and head overseas again for work! Maybe LA…?
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