HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I started last year in May. I created a Tumblr and posted pictures of myself that ended up getting a lot of attention and I was contacted by a professional photographer to shoot. My friend was a photographer and we did a shoot together almost 2 years prior but it was just for fun and I figured "well, why not do it for fun again?" The pictures turned out AMAZING and I received so much great feedback from friends, family and my followers on Tumblr and it was such an awesome feeling knowing so many people liked my work and that was kind of the push to get me going.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I love being able to collaborate with such amazing artists! I love coming up with fun and artistic ideas for shoots and being able to execute them with such talented people and hearing the feedback from my photos always makes me happy!
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I was always interested in the arts but it was never something I really pursued. I loved playing sports and I spent my childhood playing baseball but, in my free time, I would write short stories, walk around the neighborhood and take photos, draw, paint, and sculpt. It's always been a get-away for me but it wasn't until I started modeling that I started taking it seriously.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
One of my favorite shoots was a post-apocalyptic themed shoot and I had to wear raggedy, dirty clothes that we had just purchased from a thrift shop and threw in dirt and mud and stepped on, some old and dirty work boots, with tangled and crazy hair, a wooden bat with nails driven into it and face paint -- it was so much fun! I love putting on "costumes" and portraying a different persona. But I also love the fashion/editorial type of outfits because I like to feel cute and girly occasionally!
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I'm not a huge fan of regular portrait/life style shoots. Unless provided with an MUAH and a wardrobe stylist, then I have to provide my own wardrobe and hair/make-up and it's just boring. I'm basically doing a shoot of what I look like every day. Although, I do love portraits and lifestyle shoots, I just find it a tad boring when it's plain and simple like that.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I'm not entirely sure. I love the art, the style and especially the look. I also love the meaning and sentimental value a lot of tattoos have. I love talking to another individual who has tattoos and swapping stories about our tattoos.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I'm a photographer as well as a model! I'm learning to play the guitar and drums which is so much harder than I thought it would be. I draw and write almost every single day now. I'm also trying to pursue a career in acting!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I don't mind listening to anything, really, but I'm a rock music junkie. Some of my favorite artists include The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Journey, Green Day, Fun., Rush, Led Zeppelin and My Chemical Romance (don't judge me!)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I like to read and write. I play video games occasionally. I post on my blog a lot to keep myself entertained. I like going for walks with my dogs. I network with a lot of models and clothing brands so I do an occasional shoot every now and again. And I still like walking around the neighborhood with my camera!
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