IAmELK boys in the spotlight again! Usually you will see Justin Michel behind or in Front of the camera but today he is in the spotlight of Spotted Style! Yesterday we interviewed the face from IAmELK and we will tell you more about his life, hobbies and special jeans! Keep on reading and you will find out what we are talking about! 23 years old, born and living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Justin started his modelling career last year, after he was scouted in a club and it didn’t took long until he signed with IAmELK agency. Besides modelling, Justin’s biggest passion is photography which is his other profession. Focused on the future, he combines his two interests and turns them into work of art. Dreaming of becoming an international photographer, Justin has Los Angeles and New York on his dream list and we are sure it won’t take long until we spot him there! Follow Justin on Spotted Style!
Introduce yourself with a few words? Who are you?
My name is Justin, I’m 23 years old and live in Amsterdam.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
Apart from the usual stuff like traveling and parties, my biggest passion is photography ( www.justinmichel.nl ).
When and how you started your modeling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I was scouted in a club about a year ago.
Did modeling influence or change your life? If yes, in what way?
Yes, I’ve met a lot of creative people. Also as a photographer it’s easier to guide a model, when you model yourself.
What are the biggest fashion shows/campaigns/brands you have done and worked for?
I’ve done a show for Tommy Hilfiger here in Amsterdam. Also some lookbooks, and editorials.
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Fashion is not so important for me, I buy what I like. My style is pretty simple, a T-shirt, pair of raw denim and some boots. David Beckham.
Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so what’s your favorite city that you have visited? Do you have a dream destination?
Not yet, I’ve been to the usual cities like Paris and Milan, but that’s about it. But I’m confident that will change this year. My dream destination is LA or NY, and I know I will end up there eventually.
Give us 4 facts about you people may not know.
I’m a mommy’s boy
Apart from high school, I have no education or degree
I hate vegetables
I almost never wash my jeans (raw denim, look it up )
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
Becoming an international photographer. Seeing photographers like Rahi Rezvani and Mario Testino work.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
Family and friends. Liking what you do, and not having to worry about money.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
Focused on the future.
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
Anything that brings you closer to your goals in life.
3 artists from your current playlist?
Techno/deephouse sets from various DJ’s
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
If you could give a name of this moment of your life, how would this chapter be called?
The warm up.
How do you imagine the future and what does it hold for you?
Living in LA in a loft/studio, google ‘Adam Galloway loft’ ( house of cards ), as a well known portrait/art photographer.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
When you love what you do and it doesn’t feel like work, and they even pay you for it, you’re doing it right. Go look for that job!