1. What is something not too many people know about you?
While not terribly exciting, I am a very detail oriented person. An alignment error, something not being put back in it's designated place, and spelling my name incorrectly are all things that get me going!
2. What are your biggest passions?
So, so, so many that it is really difficult to focus on just a few! I suppose one could say that I have been passionate in finding my medium and creative voice as an artist and the avenues that have been most helpful in that are: makeup artistry, hair styling, and modeling. The first 2 items listed, I have learned to do myself using search engines like YouTube and I quickly acquired a love for them as having those skills is priceless when faced with a shoot that has no MUA or stylist provided.
3. What are your goals for the future?
Among my short-term goals for the remainder of the year, continuing to construct a reliable network of fellow artists whom I can trust for references and support is one of them. More specifically, I am constantly looking for a designer to walk runway for. Growing up watching shows like 'America's Next Top Model' and seeing personalities like Ms. J. Alexander really turned me on to fashion modeling though my height was an issue in the past (5' 9") with concern to "male" proportions.
4. What is your definition of success?
The idea and possibility of success, to me, is simultaneously never-ending and always attainable. The definition of success itself can be summed up to achieving a goal; an act of self love, checking an item off of your to-do list, completing this interview. These are samples of success that may not be incredibly significant in terms of the task size though that sense of accomplishment remains.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on?
In the month of June, I will only be modeling for particular concepts so that I can begin working on a macrame wall hanging commission piece. Macrame is, very simply put, an art form that involves knotting cord or string into decorative patterns (not entirely unlike shibari). Also in the works is an installation made entirely out of origami figures that will likely be used in future shoots.
Featured: Elisabeth Waller Photography, Nicole Frappier Photography, Ambition Arts (Tai Armstrong), Sourinho Photography (Monique Sourinho), Lior Allay