Paula Hlavacek is a Czech-Canadian, 5’4 model who thrives to express passion and story-telling in front of a lens through modelling. Currently living in Vancouver, this 21 year old adventurer traveled through the States this summer to take her passion across boarders. Paula shares, “what better way to travel than to travel doing what you love most” she adds, “it’s a great way to find interesting, unique, locations and to meet local artists.”
This trip was on a bucket list for traveling companion Torquille De Jonge, shooting in the Dunes of Oregon, was only a dream he had for seven years. Paula felt honored making his dream become reality.
Brining her vlogging camera along, she captures some behind the scene footage of the road trip. You can watch part 1/4 vlog here.
The year has been a different one in regards to genres of modelling for Paula, experimenting with other styles. Paula feels more comfortable with her body more than ever. “It’s all in your mind, it doesn’t matter what size you are or shape, you are beautiful, I am beautiful”. She believes although art nudes have been polarized by society, she views it as another form of beauty, of art. She is enjoying the challenges of something new and excited to see where this chapter in her life will take her.
There has been a new style in “posing” on social media these days. Paula’s practice for canned styled photos has strengthened her confidence in posing for more of a natural, minimal shot. It’s apparently harder than it looks. She suggests continuously slowly moving as if you’re telling a story with your body.
Paula’s adventure continues as she will be traveling to Australia to continue her passion for modelling as well as attend Swinburne University. Not just a model but an interest for marketing business, watch out for this entrepreneur!
Follow along on her journey on social media where she vlogs daily on snapchat and uploads behind the scenes adventures on Youtube. Other exciting up coming trips for this Vancouver artist are the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and the cultural cobblestone roads of Europe.
Model: Paula Hlavacek
Photos by Torquille De Jonge www.tdjphoto.com