Q&A with MUSE Camelia Farhoodi

by Evie Hudson March 24, 2022 4 min read

Q&A with MUSE Camelia Farhoodi

An "it-girl" in the fashion industry with her edgy and trend-setting style, Camelia Farhoodi (@cameliafarhoodi) has become quite the icon with her unique way of creating content thats always ahead of the game. Camelia and her partner Ramsay Hosn (@rumzzz) came together as a duo to shoot our latest swim campaign, Fatale. We had a chat to the couple about all things career, life and the wild journey that has unfolded for them.

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself?

C: Hiii! I'm a content creator based in Melbourne, Australia. Although I live in a cold city, I'm definately a summer girl, I live for hot weather all year round! I have an Iranian heritage (hence the bold features) that I'm extremely proud of my background.
R: I'm a photographer and videographer also based in Melbourne. I started doing this professionally just a few years back, after finishing my university degree in Pharmacology and travelling South America for 6 months.

Q: How did this whole journey begin?

C: For me, this whole journey began at the beginning of the pandemic. I organically started taking photos of my outifits during all my free time, with absolutely no intention of it becoming my full-time job. In June 2020 I happened to get scouted by my current agent, Precision MGMT. It's been a super wild and exciting journey since then. I guess some great things always come unexpectedly <3

R: As Cammy said, things really escalated in the last 2 years. With all our free time, we shot constantly and put our creations out into the universe and by the end of the year we were both signed to Precision MGMT. Day by day things have only gotten more hectic and wild!

Q: What's been the most challenging lesson learnt so far in your career?

C: I've learnt so many incredible life lessons in the past 1-2 years. Something that stands out would have to be learning to manage my own time, as it's not a 9-5 job I kind of have to get things done on my own clock. It definitely has its pros and cons though! I also think just diving into a completely new job, meeting new people and having new experiences has been super terrifying yet so rewarding at the same time. I wouldn't change it for the world!

R: The most challenging lesson as a freelancer has been that you will only get back as much as you put in. Your success is almost completely dependent on how much work you put into your career - and a lot of times that means sacrificing your nights and weekends to ensure you stay on top of your schedule. This, as well as the fact that fulfilment only comes when you're work and life are in a good balance - and too much of anything can burn you out!

Q: What has ben the biggest tool you have used to grow your creative businesses?

C: Consistently through out my work has always been my biggest tool and advice to others too! You never fail until you stop trying!

R: Fulfilling people's needs and letting word of mouth be the diver for new work! I would love to say posting and sharing work that you love - but unlike Cammy my social media game is not so strong haha

Q: What do you do to recharge yourself?

C: I'm absolutely an individual that needs their 'me time'. I work best and feel best when I have a happy medium of social time and time to think myself! Going for long walks listening to podcasts, laying in the sun or making a delicious meal.

R: Socialising and seeking out new places and experiences!

Q: How do you continue to feel inspired to create authentic content?

C: I think being in new surroundings and constantly stimulating myself in different ways always keeps me inspired.

Q: Ramsay, how long have you been shooting for?

I've had a camera in my hands since before I was a teenager. I loved shooting things in my backyard and my friends while we were out (This may or may not include countless photos in different Maccas). In 2017 whilst in South America, I sprent most of my time shooting people and landscapes and upon arriving home I began assisting my brother who predominantly works in creation fashion films in Sydney. As COVID hit and it became harder to travel interstate, I began looking for my own work in Melbourne - and that was about two years ago!

Q: Do you prefer shooting video or photo?

Ahhhh, the age old question haha. I really love both, but I must say telling a story through video probably feels more rewarding.

Q: Fave trend right now?

C: Honestly I'm loving all the colours and patterns, mixing and matching, just being experimental and having fun with styling my outfits!

Q: Tell us what you can't stop listening to at the moment?

C: Eventually by Tame Impala

R: Onda by Cassiano

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self?

C: Trust the process sis. Don't let the little things get you down. And listen to the advice your mama gives you!! She knows.

R: Put your creations out into the universe, whether you're sure about them or not!

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self?

C: I think 2022 for me is another year of serious personal growth. I feel as if I'm entering a new chapter of my life . . . especially just getting out of lockdowns after two years (Melbourne life). I cannot wait to fully express myself this year, travel around the world, and share it with all my loved ones along the way!

R: Adventure, exploration, trying new things - revisiting the things that I adored that were made impossible in the pandemic. Seeing where our careers can take us. It's gonna be a gooood one.

Lovers, untameher.

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