Eolia Van der Hoeven photographed by Ioan Hiliuta

So my mother is French and my father is a Dutch / Zimbabwean. I was born in Lille in the north of France, I was almost immediately taken by my parents to Mayotte where I stayed until I was 12 years old.

 

Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta

I then lived the next 2 years on the Island of Reunion, after which I chose to return to France to be able to follow a specialization in cinema in high school. As soon as I obtained my Baccalaureate I enrolled in a training school to become a make-up artist specializing in special effects, so I moved to Paris and from 2015 to 2016 I attend the ITM school from which I graduated.

 




Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta

I now wish to consolidate the knowledge gained during the two years of study through specialty training in special effects. While waiting to be able to gather the financing I try to find to work.

 

Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta

In parallel of my school and professional activity I had the opportunity during the last 5 years to do a little music, theater (during 3 years) and a lot of Cosplay. Cosplay is a passion that requires a lot of working time and important financial investments but I love the whole process of creating the adaptation of the costume often unreal to a physical result.

 

Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta

This gave me the opportunity to learn to work a lot of different material including fabrics (I am lucky to be able to learn with my grandmother by starting the cosplay) after completing the costume there is still a work of interpretation of this character (to try to resemble him as much as possible) and this ends with photographic sessions or conventions planned to present our achievements (in competitions for example).




 

Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta

So my Cosplay practice gradually pushed me to participate in photo shoots outside Cosplay, and if at first I was not really comfortable with this idea after having the opportunity to work with several very caring photographers j ‘now takes a lot of fun.

Eolia Van der Hoeven
Photo by Ioan Hiliuta
Ioan Hiliuta

As Ondine Magazine Editor-in-Chief, it’s my responsibility to coordinate team Ondine’s creative efforts. Final say in the publication of any article, both in print and web, falls with me. It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it! I take great pride in working with such a talented team; a lot of work goes into finding content which is not only interesting and engaging, but also beautiful. During my spare time I like to work on various other photographic projects which I take great pride in. I’ve been shooting for more than 10 years now. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our contacts department and we’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

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