Body Couture: Life and Sensuality

Danni Dahli

Photographer: Patrick Lemmens
Where are you from and where are you based now?

I am originally from a farming community and small town called Thabazimbi. Currently based in Hartebeespoort, both in South Africa.

Who or what inspired you to become a model?

My mentor, who discovered me when I was 19 years old contacted me 7 years later and arranged my first ever shoot… the rest is history 🙂

How and when did you start modeling?

Hahahaha… I just pitched for the above mentioned shoot, in 2012.

What type of modeling do you enjoy the most?

Emotive, boudoir, fine art.

To see the full set, please check out Connected Modeling Magazine’s print Issue #1

What do you look for when deciding to work with a photographer?

Someone I can trust, someone with good morals, someone with vision and a passion for creating art.

Which models or other artists currently inspire you?

Helmut Newton (Photographer).

What would be your dream shoot?

A conceptual, artistic shoot with a lot of emotion involved. I am always up for a shoot that requires you to search/reach deep within your soul.

How important is social media in your success?

Very important.

What else do you like to do outside of modeling?

Firstly, being a mother to my two beautiful children. And of course being behind the lens as a photographer myself.

What’s the best career advice you can give to new models?

Don’t follow the expectations of the world. Just be the best version of yourself, on and off set.

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About Author /

Born in South Africa in 1964 as the son of Dutch emigrants, most of my education and early professional life occurred in the Netherlands. I returned to South Africa in 1997, where I was involved in the affordable housing and property development industry. I moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. I’m married with 3 children and currently involved in the Dutch affordable housing industry. I decided to re-ignite a slumbering interest in photography in 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed it since. Areas of interest include macro photography, landscapes, wildlife, people and street images, architecture and fashion/glamour photography. Photography has taken a backseat in recent years, but I’m looking forward to resuming activities soon.

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