“I find everything to do with film making and photography and writing to be fascinating… and I have always wanted to understand as many different aspects of the art forms.”
MM Have you found your transition from modeling to acting, writing, and directing to be an intellectually stimulating one? Did you have any sort of existential experience while in your modeling career?
EM I don’t think it’s a transition as more of a constant exploration. I find everything to do with film making and photography and writing to be fascinating, and I have always wanted to understand as many different aspects of the art forms and to be able to do it myself so I can fully appreciate it and to become better at what I do. It’s all linked to the composition of an image, through photography (modelling), to acting and cinematography to writing and imagery or perceiving the visual to express a story or mood. I made a documentary on the art of a photograph when I was modelling because I found the process at the highest level working with people like Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh and Mike Bunn to be enlightening. The compositions in narrative photography are influenced by film making and art and there is a constant cross over of skills.