Do you consider yourself: Pro, Semi Pro, Hobbyist, Amateur, Something Else?
Err semi pro? I act pretty professionally but I have been doing nudes for 9 months and I have no tear sheets left and have tons to learn!!! Plus I bet Professionals don't have Cops bust in on them while they’re posing nude in Pizza Hut...
How did you find Model Insider and what do you like best about it?
I was traveling to Salt lake city and got to do easily my best/fav group shoot with Curtis Wood, Miss Redd, well it seemed like half of the active members and they convinced me to join. We got some AMAZING nude fire spinning shots!
What is your usual genre? Favorite genre?
Art nudes speak most to me. Because I get to make beautiful works of art! Sometimes in Public! Hee hee! Although I am really digging high fashion because the hair/MUA's make me look amazingly different!
How do you find photographers to work with?
They usually approach me. I hate bothering people saying "Hey don't you think I am worth spending money on?" Sometimes I approach a photographer for TF on fashion nudes but I get shot down enough times that I get shy about it.
Do you do your own styling and makeup? Do you work with a preferred MUA?
Thankfully as a figure model my hair can be down and I only have to figure out basic makeup. But I LOVE working with MUA's, they make me look completely different.
Where do you see yourself going in the next year, artistically and business wise?
I am actually dragging a wonderful sailor kicking and screaming down the aisle in Feb. He is up for orders so I may be going to Japan, Italy, or staying in San Diego. If the last I plan on traveling the U.S. wherever I get offered a ticket!
Do you shoot both in studio and on location and do you have a preference?
I have done both but I prefer location. There is more to interact with than a big white paper background. I still have gotten some AMAZING shots in studio though...
Do you travel?
Like a swallow! Both African and European. My deal is whoever wants to buy me a ticket and gives me a place to stay gets to shoot me for free and I make my money with all the other locals. I LOVE traveling.
Anything else you'd like to tell the Model Insiders about yourself?
I am a Navy combat vet. I did some pirate chasing lol. I joined when I was 17 and did two deployments overseas. Afterwards I didn't know what to do. I couldn't even get a job at McDonalds so I dabbled in modeling and wasn't too successful. Till my guys birthday came around and I had no money so I got picked up for a casting call. The photos came out great. My guy loved them and BAM! New modeling direction!
Umm I also do Fire dancing, Staff and Fire fans. I enjoy Monty Python and Mel Brooks. Mystery Science Theater 3000. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mocking Twilight. And Whiskey.