Our 2021 Model Search winner, Azra Lindov speaks about her experience!
For all of you who don’t know me, my name is Azra and I create fashion/lifestyle content on instagram. I recently won The Photo Studio 2021 Model Search and I still cannot believe that I won. Winning this photo shoot was a surprisingly simple journey for me. It was just another regular day; getting out of bed, getting dressed and making coffee when I happened upon a sponsored post by The Photo Studio Australia with the words
At first I thought ‘I never win anything so I won’t even bother applying’, but something about this post made me feel the urge to share my story. So, without any expectations in mind, I applied.
My application was heartfelt and honest. Winning this photo shoot was really going to mean a lot to me. I see social media as a space with so much potential and as a way for me to make a difference and share messages of positivity and inspiration with others. To my surprise, 2 weeks after I applied, I had a phone call from a number I’d never seen before. It was The Photo Studio! They informed me that I’d won the Model Search and at that moment my hands started shaking and I couldn’t stop smiling. The days following, were a whirlwind. They equipped me with all the prep and information needed for the day and spoke to me about how exciting the day of my shoot would be. I was EXCITED. I had called my friends and family to share the good news with them and I could not wait for the day.
I remember first seeing the studio floor – It was so beautiful and big, with a huge array of lights, props, chairs and more! This was where I met my awesome photographer, Ruby. She made me feel beautiful, confident and worked with me to discuss different props and sets before we got started.
Walking around and shooting with different poses, sitting, standing, walking… I was WORKING IT! The whole time I was laughing and making jokes and everyone was making me feel so comfortable. It was such a fun experience especially because I was doing things I’ve never done before. Everything was fresh and new, I was learning and exploring. This photoshoot made me learn more about different lightning, props, poses and the energy shared between the photographer and model. Ultimately, I’ve learned a lot about my own capabilities and my confidence levels when pushed outside of my comfort zone.
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