HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
Well I got started by the internet of all things. I joined the site model mayhem 5 years ago, just after my 16th birthday. After I was accepted to the site, I tried finding anyone willing to shoot an inexperienced model. Thankfully I found a photographer who was not only good at shooting but was able to help me gain knowledge in the modeling industry. If it weren't for his guidance I do not think I would have stayed in modeling as long as I did.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I love the attention. I love being the center of attention and being able to have my picture taken and everyone's focus on me drives me. It is exciting to know that I am being watched that I am the entertainment and that one day i will be entertaining a lot more then I already am now.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I do not come from a background of training in the arts but I do come from a very artistic family. My dad used to do industrial photography as a teen, my grandfather on my dad's side shoot for national geographic. Not only that but my dad plays music by heart without being able to read music. My mom is an artist, she is a drawer, sewer etc. So no formal training per say but it might as well been!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
Anything! The more creative the better, but to me it doesn't matter! I love modeling and posing it does not have to be anything in particular.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
Like I said above I do not have any favorite or least favorite things as I love posing in anything. But I will say that dresses are more difficult to pose in as you do not want an accidental pic in your set!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
What do I not love about tattoos!? I mean yes I do not have many right now but I will. What I love about tattoos is that you can be a walking canvas. A walking, living, breathing work of art! I do not think there is anything more beautiful then being able to be art!
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Other then modeling I am guessing you mean. I am a drawer, painter, sewer! Plus much more. I also hope to start a tattooing apprenticeship at my local tattoo shop with my favorite artists in the world!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I like everything I do not limit myself as you never know what will speak to you. As of now though my favorites would have to be Porcelain and the Tramps, Perfect circle, Mindless self indulgence and Birthday Massacre.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I enjoy anything artistic, I draw and paint. Write poetry, spend time with my lovely boyfriend and my animals as they can be a handful, and just try and enjoy each beautiful day to the fullest!
See more of Ana J:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ana-J/220393086433 -- facebook
http://www.modelmayhem.com/391089 -- Model Mayhem