Chakib Zidi & Lander Marstboom by Kris Micallef for MODUS VIVENDI.

MODELS: Chakib Zidi and Lander Marstboom
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Micallef
CLOTHING: MODUS VIVENDIFLORAL LACE line
LOCATION: Malta

Exclusive interview with model Chakib Zidi.

How did the pandemic disturb your life and have you managed to find balance?
The pandemic have affected the whole world. As artist, it affected me a lot financially, I missed my audience and I missed sharing valuable moment with them. Mentally was very tiring and difficult moment for me to survive as an artist. 

Arts in schools and arts in our life. Do we need it? What it can do for us as people and as a society?
Art helps us emotionally, financially, psychologically, and even helps to shape individual and collective personality.

Originality and Authenticity we all say it’s important but hard to be; do you self-assess and keep it real?
I believe that nowadays it is very important to be real and to keep your authenticity. Authenticity inspires loyalty and engagement. People are drawn to those who exude self-confidence, passion and trustworthiness. When you’re being your whole self in life, you’ll boast a level of gravitas that will inspire everyone   to follow your lead.

There’s a lot of talk for inclusion and diversity everywhere what do you think needs to be done in your country?
Today, it is very important to talk about diversity and inclusion. From a cultural, sociopolitical aspects. It is important to create a safe environment for everyone, an enjoyable and inclusive places that we feel like we can go to and being respected and safe.

Do you believe in Utopia – what do you do to leave this world a better place?
Utopia isn’t just idealistic fantasy – it inspires people to change the world. Imagine a world without greed, hunger, thirst, violence, but with subtle pains that make our happy moments even more valuable and precious. I imagine a feeling of love and welcoming no matter who we are or where we go. I imagine a world where numbers, race, don’t define us, and where everyone is free to roam without holding a mask (or several) in front of his or her face. I imagine a world where sicknesses are cured by love and the desire to live.

Exclusive interview with model Lander Marstboom.

How did the pandemic disturb your life and have you managed to find balance?
The pandemic caused me, like many, to have a break from our daily rushes and appreciate the time we have more. I’m more grateful to spend each day with more consciousness. 

Originality and Authenticity we all say it’s important but hard to be; do you self-assess and keep it real?
There is no other way than keeping it 100% real with yourself, and through this way also with others.

There’s a lot of talk for inclusion and diversity everywhere what do you think needs to be done in your country?
My country (Belgium) has a lot of learning to do when it comes to diversity. To me, diversity is the backbone of a progressive society. To uneducated ones diversity causes fear. I have never felt fear of something/someone that is different, it actually makes me curious and want to educate on it/them.

Do you believe in Utopia – what do you do to leave this world a better place?
The definition of Utopia reads as an unreachable perfect society. I don’t believe that a peaceful and tolerant society is impossible to achieve. 

What do you find sexy/sensual in your partner?
Intelligence mixed with realness. I want everything raw and honest. Everything. 

What is the one thing a. you do, b. having (item) & c. a person you really love?
I recently adopted two cats and they already are my world. Haha! Let the lockdown come, I’m ready.

We all need a win this year what is yours?
Getting through it

What do you want others remember you by? Your legacy so to speak for future generations
My emotional intelligence. I take pride in understanding people.

What is beauty to you? Is it important to appreciate it?
Beauty is to show the authentic self. It is highly important to appreciate, and show!

Are you that guy that buys anything new and innovative?
Who told you about my big secret?? I do 😭

Communicating with ourselves and others is hard. Are you a direct person or do you use sideways to get there?
Never have I once used sideways. I know when and how to approach someone, and feel obliged to help when my help is needed. I don’t have time to pretend, as we can’t waste time limiting ourselves.

What’s your harbor, your Ithaca?
Anywhere I can be myself!

5 pensamientos

    1. Hi Henry have seen numerous number of male models post & lander mastboom is absolute standout guaranteed providing he’s guided very carefully by his management the sky could be his limit and I actually reacon he could sell ice to Eskimo guaranteed!✈

  1. Sensational interview so relevant considering the circumstances the world is experiencing at present and beyond & excellent selection of male models to hilight and showcase this designer brand guaranteed!✈

  2. This is the best photoshoot I’ve seen this year so far for 2021 exceptional male models selection guaranteed & the benchmark to all competitors & oposition guaranteed!✈

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