HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
To be honest, I'm pretty vain and I take a lot of photos of myself, so it was kind of a natural progression, haha!
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Trying to create a good shot, and trying things new and different. Like when I was covered in gold leaf for one of my shoots!
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
Not particularly, I just picked up a pencil and started drawing from a very young age. I can't ever remember not drawing. I then followed it up at GCSE and A Level and loved it. It's very relaxing.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I love latex!
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I haven't really modeled in anything I didn't like. I'm pretty easy! I'm not into underwear/nudes though.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I just like the way they look on the body, I like that it's a very personal thing, and that people can choose to adorn themselves with whatever is important to them. I like taking peoples ideas and running with them. When a customer comes in and really likes what you've drawn for them, it's a really good feeling.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I work in a lot of different mediums! I love all paints (except gouache!), charcoal, oil pastels, but my favorite is plain ol' pencil and ink. I work in a tattoo style because that's what I'm used to, so it's usually lots of linework! I also like making little things, homemade scrapbooks etc, and I also bake and decorate (and eat) a lot of cakes!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I have a very eclectic taste! My favorites are RX Bandits, The Matches, The Rocket Summer and Carina Round. And I really freaking love Die Antwoord. And Lady Gaga. I have a frikken rad Lady Gaga portrait on my calf.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Baking is generally at the top of my list. I also do a lot of drawing in my spare time, surprisingly! I don't have time to do much else! If I go out on a night out it's usually to a club night called Uprawr in Birmingham.
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