HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
A friend of mine who is a stylist, Joseph Donato, asked me to be a hair model for his campaign at a new salon. After that I made a Model Mayhem account and things took off from there!
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Styling is one of my passions and I hope to do it professionally some day. Also, I love posing- two of my favorite things in life are yoga and dancing. I like to think it combines the two.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I love classic pinup styling (if you couldn't tell from my photos) but I also love doing androgynous glam looks. My favorite outfit is my spacewoman suit!
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I don't particularly dislike anything, but I like my style to shine through. Wearing plain outfits or no accessories is just boring to me.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
I love latex and I'd like to do more with it. I also want to get out of the studio and shoot in nature!
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH MODELING?
I discovered alt and fetish modeling when I was in middle school and was secretly obsessed for a while. When I moved to Philadelphia, I finally found an outlet where I could do what I love!
DO YOU THINK PINUP AND FETISH ARE BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
People are becoming more susceptible to alternative culture with time, especially since burlesque has had a huge resurgence within the past few years. The way I see it, it's only a matter of time until we see latex and tatted girls in Maxim and Playboy.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I write music, and I love to dance. I go-go at various events around Philadelphia. Also, I went to school for film. I'm currently working on a music video for one of my friends. In my spare time I make goofy video blogs. You can see them on my You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/eplusmil
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
All kinds! Lately I've been listening to a lot of old school hip-hop and funk. It depends on what mood I'm in... but my go-tos are always Billie Holiday and James Brown.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I love watching any sort of performance. I love going to drag shows- I actually host a drag/gender bending night at a local bar called the Barbary. Seeing people express themselves on stage is so inspiring to me and fuels my own creative ideas.
See more of Emily D:
Dana Kozeff (my favorite photog to work with!)