Carolyn MurphyPORTRAIT OF A MUSE
photography by Dan Martensen
styling by Beth Fenton
interview by Fabio Crovi
FC If you were an editor in chief of a magazine, who would you put on your first cover?
FC What does it mean to you to be a muse?
FC Who are your muses?
FC You’ve been an iconic model with a long career. What you think of the modeling industry today?
CM I’ve been modeling for 21 years, half my life. The industry today is very different from when I began in the early 90s. In fact, it’s the opposite in the sense that we were part of a generation that functioned on feeling — music, art and fashion all went hand in hand, one inspired the other, relationships were real. We were there because we enjoyed the experience on every level. Nowadays, it all seems so corporate and calculated, there is an unhealthy detachment and nothing seems authentic. Models careers last a half a minute and there isn’t much personality because all their noses are in their phones or iPads, all they worry about is their next selfie and self-promotion. It’s quite sad actually.
FC What has changed?
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