Emma Breschi 23 London
Categories: Model, Photographer

Posted: 17th July 2017

It’s easy to get bummed out by the whole femvertising, selfie-stick, FaceTune thing we’re living through as women right now. We are however fortunate enough to have a whole cohort of new wave of role models challenging the status quo of mainstream fashion. One of these individuals joyfully taking the fashion world to task is model and photographer, Emma Breschi. Not familiar with the name? You’re more than likely are with the bigger-than-life smile.

To call Emma's upbringing “international" would be an understatement. Emma's half Italian and half Filipino heritage has been equally infused by stints in Switzerland, Malaysia, and for the longest period, Thailand. Now a UK resident through and through, Emma's experience as an expat has not left her. The ease and comfort which characterises Emma's modelling is symptomatic of a life spent around people. Candid photographs of her sat in her home with her French bulldog, often caught mid-sentence or partway through a laugh are typical, and a refreshing step away from the pout-heavy editorial work we’re accustomed to. It might be that part of Emma’s natural ease in front of a lens is that she’s quite often behind one too. She’s already shot large commercial campaigns and video for Boohoo, Puma and Dr Martens. It’s hard to believe that she only began modelling a year ago, and yet, she’s already fronted a Monki campaign, been shot for GAP, Harper’s and Carhartt.oh, and did we mention, her Vivienne Westwood debut? Yes, Emma's modelling Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood in their newest AW campaign...

Evidently, Emma's infectious positivity is rubbing off. Emma's managing to turn making people feel good about themselves into a career. Her main preoccupation as a photographer and filmmaker is to explore modern ideas of femininity, liberation and womanhood. She largely does this through just doing “her” on her social media feeds, un-retouched images and long open discussions about her period cramps are common place on Emma’s colourful feed.

If you don’t already follow the Models1 star on Instagram- you should. Her feed is total style overload, heavily features her puppy and is Emma at her rawest and funniest. Emma just as easily offers us a photo of herself in a face mask, or at the end point of a large pizza, as she does photos of her in knee high pink boots. The common thread which permeates all of Emma's work is that she is unashamedly and unwaveringly herself. Instead of vying for competition. Emma is proving that inside jobs work best, and is happily infiltrating the world of fashion photography with a few more friendly faces than we are traditionally accustomed to.

Tell us about yourself and what you do:I'm a fashion image maker based in London, working both behind and in front of the camera. I started first as a photographer, having studied the craft at London College of Fashion. After graduating I kind of fell into modelling through Instagram, and then soon after signed with Models 1. What drew you to the medium of photography and filmmaking?As a kid I would take pictures on disposable cameras whenever we went on holiday and was always making silly home videos with my friends. It was only till I was older and experienced more in my life that it clicked... and that's when I knew I wanted to be a photographer. Ever since then, I've just thrown myself into the art of image making. Meeting other creatives, experimenting and trying to learn new things within my craft each day.How does being in front of the camera inform your own practice as a photographer?I'm a curious and very open minded person. When I was approached to model, I was a bit like " lol wait me? Really?". But to my surprise... through modelling I've learnt so much more about the industry and myself as a young woman than I did at University. Haha hopefully none of my teachers ever see this! But the truth is, performing in front of the camera has made me a much better photographer! It has given me a better understanding of my craft, the importance of everyone involved.Which of your works so far are you must proud of? I'd say the most thing I'm proud of right now, is having posed for Harpers Bazaar's July Issue. If you had told the teenage me that I'd be on a magazine cover ... I'd probably pissed myself laughing. But I think this cover was definitely something that not just I, but women (and men) can look at and be proud of. What makes you gravitate towards working with women?For a long time I didn't know where I stood as a woman. I had questions about a lot of things; my body, my image, my attitude and my life in general. It's because of the friendships I've made with other women and experienced we've had over the years I've been able to find some of the answers to these questions. But I gravitate towards working with people. It really doesn't matter what their sex is or what they do. If they are a good egg, I'll definitely most likely be working with them. What has been your career highlight to date?In my career I've had many highlights which I am very grateful of. I've had the opportunity to travel and work with some of the industries greatest! Right now I'm going with the flow, enjoying the ride haha and whatever the future may hold, I’m excited for it.What's the first thing you do when you get up?I cuddle Lebron (my French bulldog) and then we roll out of bed together like zombies. He loves staying in bed longer than me to be honest, I usually have to drag him out with me haha.When are you happiest?Drinking beer in the sun with Lebron by my side.Who do you admire?I admire anyone who is comfortable and believes in themselves.... even when no one else does.What's your current obsession?Hawaiian shirts and 80s Porn Stars What's your best advice?A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Best party you've ever been to?PUSSY PALACE !!!!!One item of clothing that best sums you up? Baseball CapWhat words or phrases do you most overuse?Ok Cool, I'ma hit the sack, Hey y'all, Let's brunch, I could do with a beverage, love me some pho What's next?I can't answer that.. I never know what's next for me... I barely know what I'm having for dinner each day haha. AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Fenn O'meally
Why: She's one of my favourite people ever! Plus she's a wicked presenter and filmmaker! Definitely one to watch!
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