Imane Ayissi has had regular work as a model for several years, primarily
free lance, fashion shows, fashion photography, and advertisements for Gap,
but also photographic studies with photographers Alain
Herman, Gérard Valmer, Marc-Antoine Harmeau, Ernest Collins, Pascal
Barin, Laurent Durant, Wade H. Grimbly, Charles Ossola, and Marc Robin.
In 1999, he posed for a series of paintings by Sasmayoux. In the same year,
photographer Elias created a series of photos displaying the jewelry of creators
from the Place Vendôme in Paris around Imane: Van Cleef and Arpels,
Christian Dior, Cartier, Chanel, Boucheron, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Mauboussin
and Fred. These photos were published in French fashion magazines and presented
in an exhibit in Paris.
Imane Ayissi has also appeared on stage in the role of Hypolite in the Britten's
Phaedra with French actress Fanny Ardant, and on stage in the role of Balzac's
servant in the TV movie Balzac with Gérard Depardieu. In 1999, he played
the man from the desert in Sting's video, and recently, he doubled singer
Seal in French singer Mylène Farmer video.