Model Female Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Mayhem # 1154401

About Me

*** The model PHYLACTERE ***
P : Damian Siqueiros

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”. 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”.

Behind the model, Phylactere is also a photographer, a writer and a teacher. She has a master degree in anthropology specialized herself in anthropology of the body and anthropology of religions. She's also been a muse for many years to fine-artists such as painters, drawers, sculptors and illustrators. In 2013, she started teaching photographers : how to direct a model according to a specific artistic style (nude, conceptual, emotion...etc), how to see differently and question cultural bias, how to create an atmosphere. She organizes workshops in collaboration with the best talented photographers of Montreal where she is based. 

*** My PORTFOLIO ***

My portfolio is divided in such a way that it is a reflection of my present work : the way I approach modeling and my personal photography series which I call "Selphylactere : anthropological diary of emotion and movement"

Artistic Fashion is meant to display fashion in an organic sense. A fabric is made alive due to the movement. On the other way, the texture influences the mood the model will take and play with and will induce a specific way to pose.

Mix Media Texture Echo follows this idea that the texture will invite a character whom the model will embodied. This folder also intends to show that the echo made within other media and past masterpieces is primordial and in a sense, unavoidable, as we usually discover the echo after the shot was made. We're all part of the same humanity.

Performances shows some sample of the live shows I've been doing since 2014. The way I work is very organic. I can pose for any kind of event, easier with a short set performance I can create or for a couple of hours of live movement and improvised gesture. If you need more details write to me in private message.

Portrait of them through me because, you know yourself it is not just about me... when I look at a photo, a painting or a drawing, it is you that I see... and I love being transform under your sight smile

Self-Portraits are a small display of some of the work I am doing which intend to explore the movement and the emotion, and how the two connects together. This is also what I teach during my classes for models or people interested by the body.

Finally, the Body is... the body! This beautiful unlimited and mesmerizing space of exploration captured by all of you with whom I have been working since 2007... Thanks so much!

                                   Whorkshops and Agency,
          Private coaching, Portfolio Review and Artistic Director
P : Ulric Gariguet (Montréal)

***For models, actors, circus performers ...  anyone curious about the body and looking for enhancing their artistic skills
***For professional photographers, students, beginners... anyone attracted by the artistic exploration

[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 : Alain Dahan (Montréal)

*** TRAVEL and AVAILABILITIES for private photo session ***
[Montreal is where I'm based, so I'm mostly available in the city every months]

[nothing planed yet]

___________________ PHYLACTERE IN MOTION ______________________________________________________
Video : Mateo H. Casís & Liliana Ortiz

*** WORKSHOPS 2015 ***   [news will be updated within December... stay tuned!!!]
(workshops can be created to fit your needs and set anywhere on demand, PV for further information)
P : Billy Pops [Boston] : Julie Laurin [Quebec]
P : Ben Ernst [Paris] / Phyli and her grandpa, famous french sculptor
P : 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]


Phylactere poses and organizes workshops

Past workshops 2014

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)
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 photography

Advertising for Art Festival SIGUIENTESCANA 2013 - MEXIQUE
P : Daminan Siquieros

Jury for the Worldwide Photoshoot Awards - Nude Contest 2013


The Box : a Typology of Poses in a confined space
2013 / Photographer Eric Kellerman [Netherland] … n_box.html

You Soul will Never Wrinkle
2012 / Julia Tunariu [cover : Karl Philipe Duarte]

Nude Yoga
2011 / Photographer : Karl Philip Duarte /Model : Phylactere [Montreal]


Great Art Nude Photographers   30 pics
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Model who rocks!   24 pics
Pola and film passion   30 pics
Tell me a story...   123 pics
Texture*Fabric*MU   47 pics
THE OCTOPUS !   41 pics
The pose   87 pics



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