HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I was in a men's clothing shop with my boyfriend back in March 2010 and one of the shop workers was a man named David Kane. David approached me and gave me his business card, explaining he was a photographer and that he'd like to work with me. It's all thanks to David that I'm modeling today as I had a fantastic shoot with him (and have had many since) and he introduced me to networking with other creatives. He's a fantastic guy, so I owe him a lot!
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Art. Pure and simple. I'm in love with art, and all its forms. Whether it's seeing the makeup a makeup artist manages to produce, the clothes designers can put together or the photographs photographers take. For me, as a model, I am particularly excited by posing. I adore interesting poses, and ones which push your body to extremes. There's a real high I get from seeing a photo I've done with a pose I've worked hard at in it.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
Anything made by clothing designers happy to work with me. There's nothing quite like representing the work and passion of someone you've met and whose ideas you understand, translated into fashion. I tend to like more twisted outfits, with a sinister edge to them.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of conventional ideas and whenever I'm requested to wear a pair of jeans on a shoot I have to say my heart sinks a little. I could go into detail about why some shots make my blood boil simply because they're overdone, but I won't. You would get very bored.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
All sorts! I literally can't list them all. I'd love the opportunity to do some more fashion shoots for local designers, but would also like to find a photographer who is willing to help achieve my own shoot concepts.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I'm a film making and screenwriting student and I really enjoy storytelling. I'm a very visual person and I love the idea of being able to make my thoughts tangible, so to see something of mine on the big screen would be incredible!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I love alternative music. I'm a huge fan of Liz Phair, Seether and A Fine Frenzy. I don't really think I have a defined category I like, my music tastes are pretty varied.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
For fun, I love to be with my friends and my boyfriend. I love going out but my main passion is probably food. I'm never not hungry. In fact, I might go and eat something now. At 1am. Totally normal...
See more of Emzamara:
(Black Gothic Dress) - Photography: Joseph Adams
(Headshot) - Photography: Alistair Finlayson
(Shorts and Pigtails) - Photography: David Kane
(Wheel) - Photography: tomhl
(Black and White Shot) - Photography: Sam Gray