In the first feature you got introduced to guldorphotography - so this time we switch things up and you get to know the Swedish model 'Pandalie'!
Hey Emelie! First of all: Why Pandas!? As far as I can see you name is mix of these fluffy animals and your first name – is this right?
That's correct. When i was in my 16 to 22-ish+ i dressed like a ”Panda-pop” girl. It comes from a subculture in the Swedish indie-pop music and more precise band Broder Daniel (=Brother Daniel). So, since i was the only ”Panda” in a gang of Synth & goth peeps my nickname became Panda.
Long story but thats it! I also collect stuffed pandas, my boyfriend says i have insane amounts ... but its only like ... 30 of them? Haha. I have actually used them as props for a shoot i did like 3 years ago.
You are from Stockholm. Please give us a little guide for visiting your city. What are the three coolest places to visit?
Out partying i really enjoy The fetish club Dekadance and synth, industrial & EBM clubs and some Techno at Slakthuset. We also have a pretty good selection of Museums, nice Architecture and wile in Stockholm you must have a “fika”. There is no english word to describe “fika” but it means that your sitting down with someone for at least 2 h drinking coffee, eating something and just do nothing other than basically talk about things. Haha. I do this a lot with my friends and family. At home, at there house or at a cafe.
You are known as a model for a few years now. Is this your main job or do you have a regular employment?
No, modeling is just a side thing. But I would like it to be more then that but on the more “commercial” everyday stuff. I also work part time at one H&M in Stockholm.
Tell us a little bit about the first time you stood in front of the camera. Who was your first photographer? How you do you met and what was the topic of your first photo-shoot?
My first photo shoot was in 2010 with Pandapod. I thought it was really fun and I wanted to do more shoots but I never really got started back then.
It wasn’t until my friend and photographer Simon Mogren 2 years later asked me if he could try out a photo idea that he had. I said yes, and after that we just kept on going. We work really good together and he is full of creative ideas.
Nowadays you model a lot of different latex outfits. What do you love about wearing rubber and how did you get in touch with it?
First time i wore latex was back in 2007 i think. I love the feeling and how flattering it is to your body. And the smell, I actually do like it..!
You’ve a degree of one of Sweden’s leading fashion schools. Do you create your own outfits and have you already worked with latex in your study?
Yes. I create a lot of the outfits i shoot in, i always wright what outfit i have done. During school we never worked with latex, no.
Have you ever thought about doing you own (latex-) fashion-label?
Yes, but i'm happy where i'm now with Latex, doing things for myself and the ones close to me. But I have been thinking about other materials and designs ...
Let’s get back into photography. Do you’ve any artists you’d love to work with in future?
Yes, hopefully Photographer Bommi and i will get a chance too shoot, if we can make our schedules work the next time. Mew-Chiel would be really fun too. He seams like I guys with my sense of humor. Haha! I think we have a lot of talented swedish photographers as well that would be fun to shoot with. To many to drop names! Other than that i would love work with more designers of all kind.
Hopefully i'm going to Amsterdam or London this sumer and can make some magic happen!
Why do you think are there so less male latex-models compared to the amount of females? Would you like to work with a male model in a latex or fetish related photo-shoot?
I actually don't know...!! I've thought about that myself! I would be super fun to work with a male latex-model as well.
When you browse through you latex photography it is pretty fashionable. Have you ever considered doing some kinkier and BDSM related modeling?
Yes and no, but that is not really my style.. My style has more of a fashion and beauty feel to it. More artsy I would say. If I were to do more BDSM/nude it would be more artsy edited and still with that editorial feel to it.
For the last couple of questions we move to more personal topics. What are you doing with your free time? Any other hobbies besides fashion and modeling?
Yes! I'm a make up addict and cant seem to stop buying and trying out new products. I love sewing and designing cloths and watch movies. Most of my time goes to tv-shows and gaming, preferably Fallout 4, Heavy Rain (from time to time, love this game so much), random “Zombie” games and FPS like Killzone. Just to name a few!
As we speak i'm drinking my tea in my Fallout Vaultboy cup and I actually got my boyfriend to stry and start playing Fallout 4!
For me as a German it is quite interesting that you seem to speak not only Swedish and English but German as well? How did that happen?
Well, i don't speak german yet but I'm studying on my free time. Some of the grammar is killing me! Haha.
At the end of the interview there is plenty of room for self-promotion. Please feel free to share all you social networks with us!
You can also find me on Tumblr and Pinterest under “Pandalie”
That's the end of this times feature. Give Emelie some love and follow her work and stay tuned for the next journal entries!