Sanna Akiico is a Malmö, Sweden-based model. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #17. Print copies can be purchased here.
Photography by Felicia Püschl
Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?
Sanna Akiico: I was born in a beautiful small town called Falkenberg on the west coast of Sweden. I’m currently located in Malmö, Sweden.
Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?
Sanna Akiico: I have to say I was mostly inspired by art. I have been ever since I was a young girl. I love the big surrealistic painters and somehow wished to become a piece of art myself. So I started painting, writing and taking lots and lots of dance classes to nurture my creativity. I wanted to be able to express feelings that could affect others. Part time modeling was a solution for me to fulfill my creative side.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in pin-up/fetish modeling?
Sanna Akiico: When I was around 16 I was contacted by a photographer while looking for books at a local library. That’s when I did my first photo session. After that I got help from photographer friends to build a portfolio and got into the agency that is currently representing me.
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?
Sanna Akiico: I think it’s all about expressing something that other people can relate to or become affected by. To be able to accomplish that facial expressions are very important, and of course the picture as a whole and the energy that is in it.
Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Sanna Akiico: The energy and feeling that the photo and the model tells a story about.
Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during one of your photo shoots?
Sanna Akiico: Once I got pink champagne poured all over my body while sitting in a children’s plastic pool surrounded by big inflatable bathing rings and multicolored beach balls. I remember getting a splash of champagne in my left eye and some in my mouth of course. You take what you get!
Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?
Sanna Akiico: I love nylon stockings and all the different patterns and printings that they have. The sensation of good quality nylon against the skin is priceless.
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Sanna Akiico: I’m 166 cm tall. Chest: 83 cm. Waist: 64 cm. Hips: 92 cm.
Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?
Sanna Akiico: 6.5.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Sanna Akiico: I very much enjoy classical music, favorite instrument is the cello. I also listen to synth, future pop and pop rock.
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite books and who are some of your favorite authors? And what are you currently reading?
Sanna Akiico: I have to say my favorite writers are Irvin D Yalom who is besides a great author also a doctor and psychotherapist and Torey Hayden who is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences. You might have guessed by now that I´m into psychology.
I’m currently reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun?
Sanna Akiico: I, like most of us, love to socialize and meet with friends and family. I also like to travel, enjoy a glass of good wine or visit nightclubs with danceable music. I also like to cook and bake and invite friends and loved ones over for a nice meal on the weekend.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have any other upcoming projects you would like to mention?
Sanna Akiico: Currently I´m working on a manuscript for a book that will probably be printed and published. In the near future I will also have the great honor of featuring the cover of a friend’s book where I will represent the Green Fairy. Really looking forward to that. |
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