Amelia Wantuch (Amelek) by Monika Serek

Amelia Wantuch (Amelek) by Monika Serek

4605d94a89d18eb951b1f38be280e6fa_302809

Well, Polish model Amelia Wantuch (Amelek) says (on the only “home” site that seems to have any information about her – MaxModels.pl) that she’s just twelve years old, from Boleslawiec (in ex-Prussian Silesia): tho’ obviously her age could be a bit out-of-date. Child models looking years older than their actual age are no great surprise – and in fact there are shots where, with more makeup, she looks even older than this – for example:

85a0909657f91f35d9b02f65f91fd634_302809

dbdcfcd1c7bf6de4ca994908c6aa10cd_302809

560f6eb731b8a559a2cbe92b5e673682_302809

ef0c8b4000ef33ac47f3bcdccce5359f_302809

…..particularly the last one, with the photographer’s watermark for Polish photographer Monika Serek. In the title I gave her as the named photographer, since most of the images on the agent’s site (see link above) are by her.

I tracked down her mother’s Facebook account, and even there all the relevant photos of Amelia are by Monika. Here are some:

15894781_1293457964052582_7560015518645853977_n

13064562_1077652362299811_6696050315574567180_o

11863426_941411242590591_4567599987957643307_n

…..and unsurprisingly you discover that her mother, Andżelika, is young, attractive, and probably an ex-model herself:

10734281_797058500359200_111723487384018006_n

10734154_797059767025740_6865789063255135873_n

……and suddenly Amelia looks the age she is – and you realise that my opening image of her wearing over-the-knee socks and a rather wan expression is probably her interpretation of how she’s seen her mother pose. Amelia herself has two Facebook accounts (see below for image-links) – a normal one with only a few photos and a lot of music (she’s a Lana del Rey fan), and an interesting one under the pseudonym “A Fashion” – which seems to function mainly as a link to a large number of bloggers – possibly indicating a direction this switched-on girl could go (if she hasn’t already).

Here’s a final gallery, mixing shots from the agents , Monika, and the three Facebook accounts:

_______________________965922_618093074868560_1760952687_o

5a4f174d8cc726ad734e9ecb9a3f57bd_302809-1

28a428055802a6f39a1032447621a873_302809-1

97688a75935ed1beae7ddc1e0214e3aa_302809

c32555af249797bc34a0a05f4bc778a3_302809-1

46aa79e851aa97d2b1111a05f0a47461_302809

ed7bead33c8091ccd345bfee6053cbdf_302809

13230333_1093961790668868_8596070761482358569_n

1385864_578301352234917_297971971_n

1836628_657676677630717_13823494_o

…..and a final shot of Amelia – whom I’ve come to respect and understand more as I’ve researched her. Monika seems to be mainly a portrait, studio photographer – while Amelia seems more interested in fashion and modern trends in music. If she ever reads this (which is highly unlikely), I’d recommend that she goes with agents that can find fashion-based modelling work: and make a more focused use of her really exceptional photogenic qualities, that are tinged with a little sadness and angst. This is how you’d expect to see her in the street – lovely long hair, slightly puffy eyes from too many late nights listening to music; and a face waiting to be transformed by makeup from a twelve-year-old into an uneasy seventeen-year-old:

10408796_876469079081687_4686270569654396659_n

Not to say that her go-to photographer Monika isn’t a really talented photographer for studio work – this is her – another ex model? And just for good measure – and because they’re lovely portraits by her – the first two (at least) being her daughter:

__________________________________10580228_828227867188412_4234339418948301939_n

___________________________________________14107803_1262364727108055_5315102809463070454_o

_____________________________________________12244805_1073453685999161_4412963506457069538_o

___________________________________________14051772_1260901537254374_7066022745683258518_n

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s