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Riel Life is an expressive and versatile model based in the Netherlands. She started modeling professionally 4 years ago and is now working internationally with artists from all sorts of backgrounds.

 

With her height of 181 centimeters, Emma is probably taller than the average model. Nonetheless, she is well known for her compact and abstract posing skills. Her range of facial expressions is endless and she will never cease to amaze you with her dynamic, fluid and creative body language. 

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In the last three years I have been focusing more on my artistic expressions as a photographer with analog photography as my preferred medium.

 

My work is mostly focused on nude photography and nature - or a combination of the two. I also really like portraiture and I am fascinated by textures and clouds. 

When I started with analog photography we were living in the COVID-ages. It was in the middle of the second lockdown and I was quite close to becoming insane so I picked up my camera and started to take self-portraits. This resulted in 22 rolls of exposed film in less than a month. 

After playing around with 35mm for 1.5 years I felt like I was ready to take on a new challenge: medium format film. One of my all time favorite female photographers is Vivian Maier and it was my dream to have my own two-eyed Rolleiflex at some point. This moment came sooner than expected. A photographer I worked with in the past sold me his mint-edition beauty, it was love at first sight between me and this gem of a camera. Since then, taking self-portraits has been more challenging as well as more satisfying. Most images you see down below were taken with this camera. Getting the focus right and running from the camera into your composition is half the fun of it if you'd ask me! 

Do you like what I do? Consider purchasing a ‘RIEL’ to add to your collection. Or support me on my Patreon or find art reference sets on my Gumroad.

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