HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I have always meddled in art..be that painting...drawing...attempting my hand in music ..airbrushing or pottery. I had my eye on photography and modeling but lacked the confidence until one of my very good friends got me a photo shoot for my birthday . The experience was amazing and I fell in love with modeling right away and have tried to built a portfolio ever since.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
The entire experience..everything from having a make up artist paint my face.. to picking the wardrobe ...adjusting the light and mood of the picture ..the endless possibilities of poses and expression..the comfort and fun when you work with a great photographer and the amazing end results.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I have been tattooing for approximately 9 years now so I suppose so.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I try to be versatile and adjust to what the photographer has in mind but my personal favorite are corsets..I find them regal and gorgeous.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I have been lucky so far and haven't encountered and outfit I disliked yet.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I love the memories that I made getting each one and the concept of something that sprung from my mind worn.. being worn by another and kept alive thru them ..my art going thru life with them ...and I love bright colors .
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I do watercolor, acrylics, pastels... as well as oils and charcoal ..I tried to learn guitar but thus have been contained to the visual arts due to a lack of a musical ear.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I love local hardcore, death metal, classical music,swing,jazz and a little bit of alternative rock.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I love to paint..I am a huge video game nerd ..I love to read and watch movies... as well as going out dancing and socializing with my friends .
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The make up in all of these pictures was done by my good friend Suzy Lenic from Styles by Suzy (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Style-By-Suzy/131991200171309)