HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I have always enjoyed playing dress up and creating my own fashions based on my love of japaense fruit fashion, punk, and vintage clothing. It came as a natural progression from enjoying dressing up, aswell as encouragement from my best friend who is a well known model in the fetish scene, Skin Diamond.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I love getting to travel and meet like minded people. I've been very lucky in that all the poepl I have collaberate with to date have been very sweet, it's been a lot of fun.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I love wearing latex. I just love how it defines the female figure and it feels great to wear. I love ridiculously high shoes , vintage styled lingerie and fashion, pin up costumes.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I don't particularly enjoy typical bridal shoots, though in saying that I previously did a vintage wedding dress shoot which was just stunning, so I guess it really depends on what the garment is. I generally like to shoot fashions that are slightly alternative, veering a little away from mainstream fashions.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
My goal is to do more latex and lingerie shoots and to hopefully feature in some more editorial publications, for likes of Bizzare and Front magazines.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I am a trained ballet dancer and jazz singer.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I have a very eclectic taste. My inspiration comes from the likes of Bessie smith, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, I love early Reggae, Northern Soul, Punk and ska, electronic to hip hop. David Bowie, Elvis Costello, The Ramones,Talking Heads, Kate Bush- to name a few faves.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
For fun I love to bake, ballet dance, read ted talks, go to live gigs, drink RUM RUM RUM and read anything by Hunter S Thompson, as he's my hero :)
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Steven A Thompson, Los Angeles.