Sharon was born in south Italy and works as a professional model for about six years. She shared her experience and her goals with us! Enjoy!
Can you tell me a little about you?
I am Sharon De Luca and I am 23 years old. I was born in Italy (precisely Southern Italy) and my origins from the shouth are the basis of my profession that is an international model. I work in this sector for about 6 years, I am a very responsible, cheerful and playful person but especially very ambitious. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music and working out outdoors and especially when I can, I enjoy spending my time with my family.
How and when did you get into your profession?
I started very young. I was three and my mom loved taking pictures of me in the garden. Immediately afterwards I started shooting for children’s catalogs and later at the age of 15 years a friend of mine who was attending a photography course decided to make a photo set with me. I participated in some fashion shows and beauty pageants but what interested me really was photography and not the catwalk. I attended courses in photographic posture in Tuscany. For the first one, I traveled all over Italy shooting in TF to create a portfolio. After this I started having my first paid shoots and from that day I created my photographic career and I became a professional model.
What does modeling mean to you?
For me photography is life, I live for my work. Photography has changed me a lot temperamentally, I have become a more confident woman, much more responsible and above all determined. Posing does not only mean having a beautiful body but above all being a lot expressive. In front of the photographic lens you have to be an actress and interpret what we are asked. For me I think that posing is very difficult and it is not for everyone, it is a talent that alone few have and so much work needs to be done on this.
Could you describe your style in three words?
Sensual, erotic and dramatic.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I follow many fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamor, Vogue and Vanity Fair. But for mine photographic genre I follow PlayBoy a lot and the official page of Agent Provocateur underwear.
What was the most uncomfortable situation you encountered during a session ?
I have never had unpleasant situations during the sets, perhaps the only side not much comfortable are the outdoor sets when unfortunately the weather conditions are not excellent.
What a model should be careful for ?
The model must be very attentive to her physical shape, a woman’s body is the main element in this industry. From a professional point of view the model must be attentive to surround yourself with positive people and mainly professionals. Always inquire about the person who will be our workmate and ask for the portfolio.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
My best session that I will always remember is the photo shoot with a great exponent of photography Mr. Giovanni Gastel, photo shoot that took place in his fantastic studio in Milan. For me he is a great master of photography and when he made it for me three beautiful black and white portraits I was and am the happiest person in the world. What I will always carry with me is his human value, a good and very sunny person. His portraits for me are a special gift.
Can you name four of your favorite photographers you worked with?
The photographers with whom I worked and had positive experiences are: Giovanni Gastel, Salvino, Russo, Stefano Silvestri, Luca Onnis.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new model looking to start their own career?
The advice I want to give is that you must always believe in yourself, have consistency and commitment. Only hard and constant work brings great satisfaction. Doing many sacrifices, and being strong can help us achieve our goals. Always surround yourself with positive people and super professional, seriousness and professionalism are the basis of a good and peaceful work.
“Doing many sacrifices, and being strong can help us achieve our goals.”