Pauline Darley’s fashion photography

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On September 6, 2012
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Pauline Darley is a very talented photograph that does different commissioned works: Press, Portraits, fashion, Look-books and Catalogs, Reports, Art print Sales. She works for clients such as Armani, Sony Music, Groupe Marie Claire, Groupe Lagardere, Elleadore just to name a few. You probably know her and her “She has waited too long ” project (Model : Clémentine Levy Make up : MademoiselleMu, Hair style : Sophie Haise, Stylist : Valériane Dousse & Clémentine Levy). We were very impressed by her works and we wanted to know more from “behind the scenes”, so we wrote her and ask her some things regarding her works and passion to do things.


Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Pauline Darley, I’m 23. I’m living in Paris since 2008. I study communication at the university and since 2010 I turned my passion (photography) into my job.
Why did you choose photography as a job?
At the beginning it’s just a passion and I didn’t want being a photographer. For me it’s too difficult to find clients, to be strong (because all is on you, when you succeed and when you fail). In reality, it’s this too! It is always very stressful but I’m very lucky, I take pictures which I like! I was a photographer at the time when people wanted to pay me to take pictures. And after the end of my study, I see that I can have clients, so I wanted to try one year to see if I succeed to live as a photographer.
What is your specialization in photography?
I like portraits and fashion.
Do you have the impression that there is a French style in photography?
When I was in New York City in 2011, Bookers of Model Agency, saw in my work a “french touch”. It is more “fresh”, more “soft”, more “natural”. I don’t know if it’s a French Style !
Apart from creating, what do you do?
All! Retouching, emailing, communication, organization:)
Where does your inspiration come from?
I believe I have some moments during which I am more inspired. But some moments I haven’t any idea! Often, I don’t have a clue where I’m going when I take pictures but model, stylisme can inspire me at the last moment. It’s difficult to being a creative person! (and manage all the other activities of a photographer)

Who or what has been most influential in your work?
Painting, movie, Art, History, Myths, Concepts.
When did you know you were an artist?
I still don’t know that, because I don’t consider myself an artist.
How would you describe your creative process?
I’m very organized, I write everything down, I classify every piece of images I can found that I found inspiring, then I mix idea/pic/etc until something comes.

Your favorite piece of work that gave you satisfaction?
I still like “Cigüe” because I like the work that my crew did back there, and I like the fact that we can feel a story behind it. I also like “She has waited too long” and “Sheri” for the same reasons.


Thank you, Pauline and we wish you all bests in everything you do:)


  1. Posted on October 1, 2012 by tivi

    What is the story behind, “She has waited too long”?

    • Posted on October 9, 2012 by admin

      i will contact the artist and ask for more infos. thank you!

  2. Posted on October 9, 2012 by Pauline

    Hello :)

    The name of the serie is “She has waited too long”, Title shows the story. She begins to being a squeleton (just her head and her neck).

    • Posted on October 9, 2012 by admin

      …meaning she waited for her lover/husband all her life:) and did not find the right person right?

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