A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with a model by the name Eugenya and she remains one of my all-time favourite models for a number of reasons, primarily though Eugenya has “posing patience”. Perhaps I should elaborate what I mean when I say “posing patience”. Eugenya is also a life-drawing, painting model and so can hold a pose for, what seems like, an eternity. I can barely sit still for 5 minutes while she is able to hold a pose for hours. Apart from her posing, Eugenya has amazing facial features and absolutely gorgeous curly hair.
She disappeared off the radar a while back and then recently I saw she had updated her profile on the ModelMayhem modelling site. I was hoping she had been off doing wonderfully creative projects but sadly the news was not so positive. Eugenya had been suffering from an underlying health condition which had sapped her energy levels and an eye condition known as Nystagmus. From her profile
I have Nystagmus (involuntary movement of the eyes). I do not drive, and I have trouble getting around for other reasons.
As a result of her medical conditions, Eygenya has to pace herself throughout the day, avoiding activities which would drain her energy too rapidly.
I can sit for portraits now, either clothed or topless. I am unable to do gestures anymore, but I can sit very still for long periods of time.