HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I am Burlesque Dancer by the name of Aurora Indica for the Dirty Little Secrets of Huntington Beach, CA. Working with our ring-leader Caitlin Litzinger has been my main inspiration for pursuing modeling. She is absolutely amazing and everything I would want to be in a model. Versatile and an activist. http://www.CaitlinCupcake.com
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Being able to connect with the camera. To pull through emotions to an inanimate object is a rather tough thing to do. Photography is an art, science and practice—to be the focus point is an exhilarating feeling.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I have been a dancer since the age of 6. Expression through dance is the way my soul thrives. What people don’t realize is Burlesque is an art--A lost art. It’s very incredible to be living in a modern world and able to express myself through this style of dance.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
Anything. From the outfits I dance in, to a basic tee. We always hand-make a majority of the costumes we wear. It’s very rewarding to put so much time into your creation and not only be able to wear it on stage, but to take photos and represent what you envision.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I am all about the art. Being able to create it on my body is a beautiful thing. Being able to represent it is the captivating part.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I hand-make all the pasties I wear for our shows. I am currently working on my own line and in the future would love to create my own lingerie brand.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I am an eclectic soul. I love just about anything I can dance too. (which is everything) A few artist who inspire me are anywhere from Led Zeppelin, Erykah Badu, Portishead, & Circa Survive... to name a few ;)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I have a tiny musician inside of me. I play piano and have dabbled in guitar. I also love to paint and draw in my free time. Being an artist is who I am :)
See more of Aurora Indica:
Photographer: Josh Lyon
Tattoo Artist: Nik Flores of Orange County, CA