#carcelpeople - Laura Julie

Photographer Tine Bek spent some time with model and friend Laura Julia Holm talking about living, traveling, learning and growing.

LAURA JULIE HOLM 
24 Y/O
COPENHAGEN

HOW DID YOU GROW UP? 

I grew up in the countryside, literally out in nowhere, north of Copenhagen. Most of my childhood, my family and I lived on a farm. Horses, and cats in the stable, my dog, and our dwarf chickens running around in our garden. Very grounded, low-key, active, basic middle-class family, if you can say that. My parents never had a lot of money, but have always been enjoying life to the fullest, been practicing quality over quantity, taking the chances they got and worked hard. 

I remember how my best friend and I ran around on the fields, tamed wild kittens, drove around on our quadbike (before we broke it, sorry dad), biked to the beach, etc. - I do really miss that place.

HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

When I finished gymnasium, I went backpacking for 3 months - During that time I got scouted and when I returned back home I started modeling. Traveling and exploring the world has always been a big part of my life. I grew up in a family who traveled a bit differently, and to different destinations given what the average danish family would probably have done.

And now traveling the world with my job. I truly do love traveling - different cultures, new people and food. But it’s also very overwhelming. I'm quite shy and introverted as a person, so it takes a lot of me and my energy, but it has also pushed my boundaries and developed me in a positive way. At the moment I am still working fulltime as a model, while learning, exploring and trying to figure out what to do next. 

 

WHATS YOUR RELATION TO CARCEL

I’ve been following Carcel for a while through Instagram. I was really captured and interested in the whole process of creating clothing. I’m loving every step of it and it makes so much sense compared to the world, our society, what we are aiming towards, to take care of each other, help each other. My first piece is the Alpaca camel and its probably, no honestly, one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE

That we all, day by day, get a little more aware of the world, each other, ourselves and everything around us. Maybe also to put down our phones a bit more. Starting with myself. 

Photograph by Tine Bek