Casinoplacard can proudly present a Calendar Girls section where we each month will bring you a new hot calendar girl. The whole idea behind the calendar girls came to our attention after many of our players had been asking if we could make some sort of calendar with a series of interviews together with some good looking girls. After a couple of meetings we said to ourselves, who are we to say no to such a great idea? So after some time of preparation, scouting out the perfect locations and finding the best photographer for the job, we were finally happy to announce the first Calendar Girl in 2012.
In 2012 we gave you 3 calendar girls. First out was our beautiful Katya Tham and then her friend Rebecka Alexis. Both of these girls together with our photographer Emilia were in a Swedish tv show sent in 2012.
In September we gave you our third calendar girl Kim Sanchez. After that we took a break and wanted to do something more special more dedicated to casino.
Now in 2013 we will give you more calendar girls and we hope you will enjoy this new section. All pictures can also be found on Instagram under Casinoplacard.
First of all we up with the new up and coming photographer Emilia Carpinisan, who will be our dedicated photographer for all Casinoplacard Calendar Girls photo sessions and had a quick chat with her.
Emilia, Tell us a little bit about yourself and who you are?
Wow, where should I begin? I was born in Romania and raised in Sweden. 5.5 years ago I moved to LA to pursue my dreams as a model. I was working as a model in Sweden and did 2 FHM covers and a lot of other stuff. I felt I had reached the top of my modeling career in Sweden and wanted to take it further so I moved to LA, where I always wanted to live since I was a little kid. I went to school for Graphic Design for 3 years, I got my degree and got into photography.
Photography has always been my passion and I realized I couldn’t be a model forever so I wanted to get behind the camera and pursue my dream as a photographer. I have only been doing it for 2 years and can already work as a photographer full time and live off that. My goal is to be a well known photographer and shoot campaigns for Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Chanel and have my pictures on billboards on Sunset Blvd and Time Square. I know that it will happen one day. I’m working really hard and I’m doing this with all my heart so I know that I will make it one day, there is no option to fail. When I’m setting my mind into something I’m not giving up until I reached my goals.
On the side of my photography I am one of the main characters of the Swedish reality/documentary show ‘’Lyckan i LA’’ that just aired in Sweden. Filming that and be a part of it was an amazing experience. Lately I have also become partner in my boyfriend Chris’s Clothing/Shoe company DraquiLA. We customize clothes and shoes and every piece we make is unique. We have only been doing it for a few months and we’re already selling worldwide. That’s another thing I put my mind and heart into and I know we will succeed. Failure is not an option in my life!
Where are you from and where do you live?
Like I said, I was born in Constanta, Romania. I moved to Sweden when I was 5 years old. September 2006 I moved to LA, so that’s where I live now and probably will live forever.
When you got the call form us asking for your assistance with the Calendar Girls, what was your first thoughts?
I was very honored and happy that you guys like my work and want me to be a part of this.
What kind of equipment do you use?
Canon Mark III 1Ds.
Last but not least, what do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I will still live in LA, be married to Chris and have a family. We will have a huge house here, an apartment in Stockholm and a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I have become a well known photographer and we will have DraquiLA Stores all over the world.
- Thank you so much for the interview Emilia and best of luck to you and all the great things the future has in store for you. The first Calendar Girl will be published on our site on the 1st of June so stay tuned folks.