Is Felice Fawn your real name?
Yes, my legal name is Felice Lilith Fawn.
When is your birthday?
March 4th 1989.
Where do you live?
I’m based in Suffolk but spend a lot of my time in Cambridge. I work internationally.
How tall are you?
Have you had any cosmetic surgery?
No, none at all.
Do you wear extensions?
No, my hair is real. My hair used to be around 35” and then I cut it to my shoulders.
What is your ethnicity?
What is your religion?
I’m an atheist with a fascination for theistic beliefs who takes a systematic approach to religious studies.
What are your general beliefs?
Pro-choice, gender equality, racial equality, social equality, individualism, humanistic naturalism, secularism, moral responsibility, human rights and animal rights.
What are your favorite movies?
Silent Hill, The Cell, Leon, 13 Ghosts, The Addams Family Values, Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Black Snake Moan, Fear And Loathing, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Snatch, L4yer Cake, Reservoir Dogs, Lock Stock, Train Spotting, Bronson, This Is England, Blow, Spun, The Weekenders, The Machinist, Spring Breakers, A Scanner Darkly, Equilibrium, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Shutter Island, Donnie Darko, District 9, Elysium, Sunshine, Lemony Snickets, LOTR, Room 1408.
What headphones do you use?
What make-up do you use?
You can see a list of the products I use here.
What is your natural eye colour? Do you wear contact lenses? What about false eyelashes?
My natural eye colour is green. I sometimes wear black or white contact lenses. I rarely wear false lashes.
What is your stance on the use of animal products and real fur?
I despise the use of fur in fashion and abhor the movement of murder for vanity. I also disagree with animal testing and completely avoid cosmetic companies that are not cruelty-free approved. I am however comfortable with the use of animal products for human consumption strictly if the animal died of natural causes, and was not in any way subjected to human intervention that would disrupt a prolonged, free, happy and healthy life. (Cruelty free taxidermy is a prime example. I know of many ethical, morally good taxidermists who only use animals which have been found on woodland walks that have passed away due to natural causes, and respectfully restore them to their original beauty.)
Do you eat meat?
No, but I did have to revert from vegetarianism to pescatarianism due to health issues and my current recovery status.
What piercings do you wear? How many have you had? What tattoos do you have?
As for piercings, I currently wear 2x nipple, 1x hood, 1x septum, 2x nostril, 2x tongue, 1x medusa, 2x ear cartilage. In total I have worn 2x bridge, 2x nipple, 2x nostril, 1x septum (previously 4mm), 2x monroe, 2x medusa, 3x smiley, 2x tongue, 1x tongue-web, 2 labret, 10x lobe, 6x cartilage (2x industrial), 2x navel, 3x sternum (surface), 2x arm (surface), 1x nape (surface), 1x stomach (surface), 2x dermal anchors. It’s hard to count the tattoos I have as they mostly consist of sigils, lettering and linework. I have two pieces on the sides of my hands (Bjork lyrics), two large anchors on my thighs, 10 goetic sigils down my left side, the sigil of Lucifer/seal of Satan on my nape, a text piece on my back, occult numerology in roman numerals on my shoulder/neck, 3 small black dots on the tips of each finger/thumb above my nails, a self-designed symbol on the inside of my right arm, the symbol of Neptune on the knuckle of my left middle finger and the alchemical symbol for sulfur on the knuckle of my right index finger.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a miniature dachshund called India, a rottweiler called Troy and an oriental shorthair called Voodoo. I also used to own a beautiful rescue rottweiler called Rocky who unfortunately had to be rehomed, but we had an incredibly close bond and I still miss him dearly.
Do you have any siblings?
Yes, three younger sisters. (One full sister, two half sisters.)
Do your parents/family know about your notoriety? Are they supportive?
Yes and yes.
Do you exercise/work out?
I recently started doing light exercise to keep my tummy toned as I gain weight, but besides that, I’m basically a sloth.
What are the names of the songs on your playlist?
Due to the sheer amount of music on my playlist coupled with the fact that the information for many of the tracks has gone awol (I’ve been collecting music for years and they tend to bounce between harddrives), it was a lot simpler to list them numerically and split them into mixtapes based on genres. I highly reccomend LastFM and Soundcloud for music.
Can you send me your mixtapes?
Sorry, but I don’t have time to send my mixtapes to everyone who asks. (I also don’t have permission to distribute music for free without permission, but I hope you enjoy listening.)
Are you a goth?
When did you first start doing photography?
I started pursuing a career in conceptual, fashion and beauty photography at age 19.
Are you self taught?
Yes, although I did choose Digital Photography as a subject for my A level studies, but at this point in my life had no interest in Photography and was an apathetic student to say the least. It was only after I finished education that I began teaching myself how to photograph.
What was your first camera?
A Canon 350D.
What camera and lenses do you use now?
For a long time I used the Canon 5D, but I now use the 7D because of video capability. I use a Canon f/1.8 85mm and f/4L 24-105mm lens.
How do you light your photos? What other equipment do you use?
I tend to prefer natural light and shooting on location, but my studio setup consists of three Bowens Gemini 250r flash heads, three Bowens Maxilite reflectors, three Bowens Maxilite gel holders, one Bowens 100cm x 140cm softbox, one InterFit 60cm x 60cm softbox, a Canon Speedlite 430ex II with additional ringflash and a multitude of umbrellas, coloured gels and backdrops.
How do you find the models you work with?
I tend to go through agencies, scout models myself, or the agencies/models themselves contact me. Sometimes the designers I work with have models pre-booked for editorials. It all depends on the nature of the shoot.
How do you get to work with designers?
In the beginning it was a case of requesting TF work and hoping for a positive response, but once my portfolio had become more extensive and I was generally more established, collaborations and submissions become second nature as networking is a part of the job. It was a classic case of ‘try and try again until you succeed’.
Do you have any advice about how to get published?
Sure. I’ve always personally prefered to submit my own stories rather than pursue specific requests, but a lot of magazines have guidelines for submissions and openly request editorials with a certain theme. The reason I work like this personally is because I need to be creatively free, and I’m not overly flexible when it comes to concepts other than my own, because it results in lack of motivation and inspiration. Each photographer has their own preferences and method of working style though. My best piece of advice when you’re getting started is to simply organise and execute a unique, professional editorial, and then submit (in low resolution PDF form) to magazines of your choice until one says yes. Eventually, once you’ve built up a relationship with certain magazines and have credentials behind you, you’ll be able to start pitching concepts and mood boards and get approval before you organise the photoshoot. This means you’ll be able to get a pull letter from the magazine, which basically acts as promise of publication, and this enables your stylist to get the best garments from the best designers, showrooms and even stores, as publication = exposure = personal gain. A good place to find contact information for magazines is www.mastheads.org
What is a model release form? Do you use them?
Yes, model release forms are important, although they tend to be more difficult to use when working with agency represented models as each agency has their own policies and flexibility when it comes to leniency. Here is a brief explanation and a few examples: http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/Magazine/Downloads/Model-Release-Form
Do you only work with certain models?
Not at all. Unless I have restrictions set by designers or clients, it’s simply a case of if I like your look, I’ll work with you, regardless of height, size, etc.
Can I book you for a photoshoot? Are you available for commissions?
It depends on the project. I’m very selective right now but feel free to email me with enquiries.
How did you become a model?
I was scouted by various designers/brands/magazines. I guess I just got lucky! I never set out to become a model, I just enjoyed using myself as the subject for experimental creative photography and self portraiture, which in turn resulted in attention for my aesthetic rather than my work, and slowly I became known for my look. It kind of just happened, and I decided to accept certain opportunities if I felt that they’d be beneficial to me, so eventually I ended up with publications and a decent list of clients and collaborations. It’s something I enjoy rather than pursue.
Are you agency represented?
I used to be represented by Profile Model Management (London) but this is when I realised that I didn’t want modelling to become a career, so I withdrew and remained freelance from then on.
What are your stats?
If you’re interested in booking me as a model or have a project proposal I’ll gladly disclose my stats privately.
How can I become a model? What advice do you have?
Here is a good F.A.Q for modelling advice: http://www.theamazingmodels.com/models-related-faq.php
Okay that’s it I’m done goodbye.