[Note : I rarely accept friend requests, please do not take it personally. If you want to get in touch with me, write to me on my profile or send a private message. I never check out my "friend's list" so if I ever want to keep your work in mind, i'll list you in my favorites or in my photo folders]P : Antonis [Italy]*** TRAVEL and AVAILABILITIES for private photo session ***
[Montreal is where I'm based, so I'm mostly available in the city every months]
----- Auguste = France and Netherland
----- September = TORONTO
___________________ PHYLACTERE IN MOTION ______________________________________________________Video : Mateo H. Casís & Liliana Ortiz*** WORKSHOPS ***
(workshops can be created to fit your needs and set anywhere on demand, PV for further information)
MAY : Montreal (QC)
------- 31st : "Travailler avec le mouvement et les émotions : conférence avec Phylactère"
avec Julie Laurin, Photographe
MAY : Ottawa (ON)
------ 24th : "Exploration of movement and emotions"
with Julie Laurin, Photographer
APRIL : Boston (MA)
------- 13th : ARTISTIC MODELING WORKSHOP “CREATING EXPRESSIVE ART IMAGING”
set and conceptualized by Phylactere, with help of Frank Simard
MARCH : Montreal (QC)
------- 2cd : "remix of Eve and the SNAKE"
using natural light, set and designed in collaboration with Polina Fedorova photographer ("the Photo School")
FEBRUARY : Montreal (QC)
------- 25th : Learn "ARTISTIC NUDE", a master-class directed by Phylactere
about how to direct a model when working nude,
in collaboration with Thierry Quenette photographer,
teaching how to use studio lighting for nude photographyP : Billy Pops [Boston]P : Julie Laurin [Quebec]*** PHYLACTERE ***Phylactere
is more than a model, she is an artist. Indeed, being an "artistic model" means that the model is totally involved in the creative process, and that her character is an important part of the final product.
She grew up in France, lived in a boat in the Paris suburb on the Seine till her 17, surrounded by artists mostly. She started modeling in New York at the age of 19 and then continued when she arrived in Montreal a year later. She is presently based in Montreal but travels regularly to Europe and the United States.Phylactere
is an hybrid who created, through her different experiences, a sensibility and a way of posing which is unique and recognizable: she works with her body, her gesture, but also with her emotions and can embodied different personalities while she makes up stories when she poses.
She draws her posing from different practices such as dance, circus performance, martial arts and drama. According to her, “an image has to be meaningful in a way or another, either when it stands by itself or as a series, this is where relies its beauty and strength”, so when she poses, she believes that “plastic beauty is empty if the body is not felt from head to toes, if an emotion is not lived, if you do not believe in the atmosphere you create when you move”. P : Damian Siqueiros
Behind the model, Phylactere
is also a writer and a teacher. She has a master degree in anthropology and she recently started writing about the job of artistic model, about the body and the interaction between the model and the artists - photographers but also painters, drawers, sculptors, graphic designers, illustrators...etc, as she's also an important classical model for fine-arts artists in Montreal. A year ago, she started teaching photographers about how to direct a model according to a specific artistic style (nude, conceptual, emotion...etc) and she organizes workshops in collaboration with the best talented photographers of Montreal where she is based. P : Ben Ernst [Paris] / Phyli and her grandpa, famous french sculptor Jean-Louis RainaP : Ben Ernst [Paris] / Phyli at her grandma's studio, famous french painter, surrounded by her paintings
If you want to work with Phylactere
, please specify the object of your inquiry and as many details as possible - concept and/or style, location of the shooting, duration of the shooting, what you expect from her, what is you budget or ask for her rates she'll answer you depending on the previous details. You can also contact her through Facebook P : Teknari [New York]P : Hicham Alaoui [Paris]