WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK UP A CAMERA?
Beautiful women! When I was growing up, I always thought that I had a different way of viewing what was pretty. I really just wanted people to see what my perspective and visual interpretation of sexy, scary and pretty was in my mind’s eye. Stereotypes always pissed me off growing up and I felt that if I could transform my ideas into a picture then maybe I could relay this difference in my imagery by breaking down some barriers and changing people’s minds about what real beauty is.
WHAT PARTICULAR CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE WITH EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AS OPPOSED TO OTHER GENRES?
Marketability of erotic photography is not like other genres. You can’t put up a billboard or even a Facebook image without being censored in some way, shape or form. There is always the line you walk when presenting fully nude versus implied shots. I’ve actually chosen to shoot more implied work than nude because I find it sells better.
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
I’m a digital kind of gal but that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to the idea of film. Film is a fascinating creative outlet I have yet to sink my teeth into, but who knows what the future holds.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH/BDSM?
Let’s just say, I went to a few places that left lasting impressions. Seattle corrupted me and Portland just drove it home. Something about the warm wispy updraft in a dimly lit bar full of leather and latex coated patrons. You see it, you soak it up, and if it doesn’t leave your memory for the next 24 hours, that’s a good inclination that it’s something you’re going to love for a very long time.
DO YOU ENJOY FETISHISM/BDSM PLAY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
I’m a redhead, so chances are those old wives tales are pretty true.
DO YOU THINK PINUP AND FETISH ARE BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
Most definitely! There are some amazing photographers and film makers who have paved that path and opened doors for the younger generations like myself. It’s pretty dramatic how trends come and go though. What is considered mainstream now, could be considered passé or absurd in the next ten years.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Ever since I was a kid I’ve played with painting and drawing. I love the colors, textures and dimension you can create with paint. I’m a big fan of oils and acrylics but I could never get into watercolor as a medium, it’s just too bland for me. I still find it entertaining when I go over to friends and families houses and see some of my old works hanging on their walls.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I have the very fortunate advantage of having a partner who is a deejay so our music archive is very extensive. I’ve even found a time and place for almost every genre, but my heart and soul is gritty and I’m a metal/rocker chick at heart.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Portland has a pretty huge array of fascinating nightlife that generally leaves most in head spinning awe. Its motto for being weird is no less than moderate, so naturally changing up destinations from weekend to weekend always leaves a new imprint. Between music, drinks, theater, circus, and strippers…my weekend almost always consists of 3 out of 5. On the flip side when I can get away I really love to travel. Beaches, camping expeditions, you name it. If it’s out of town I’ll make the trip.
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