GGotW: What styles do you enjoy?
S: I like so many. Usually, it depends on my mood. I like all the different underground subcultural styles. I like fashion, erotica, fetish, glamour, theatrical, etc... I'd like to experiment with them all.
GGotW: What led you towards goth?
S: When I was a little girl I was at this amusement park and I saw these crazy goth girls dancing in the rain and it looked like they were having more fun than anyone I have ever seen in my life. That made me realize that life doesn't have to be boring. Later on I got into metal and then deathrock and goth music and felt like I could connect with the "darker" side of things I guess and it's just always been a part of my life.
GGotW: From what you sent us it sounds like your a photographer first, model second. Is that a correct assessment?
S: Yes, I would say so because I only really photograph myself.
GGotW: What got you started in photography?
S: It kind of happened by accident because I never had a deep interest in photography and knew absolutely nothing about the subject. When I was about 20 years old I noticed I had an eye for composition when I took photos with my crappy point an shoot camera. Then my interest in modeling took it a bit further and I started taking photos of myself and my friends and just kept at it until I got better. Once I learned some editing tricks in photoshop, took a few photography classes, and got some better equipment my photos got better and I guess I just got hooked.
GGotW: What kind of photographer do you classify yourself as?
S: Experimental Portrait Photographer
GGotW: Why did you put yourself in front of the lens?
S: I put myself in front of the lens because I was always interested in modeling but never really dove into or got involved shooting with other photographers. I figured I could just do it myself and have total control over everything. Not all of my self portraits come out exactly how I would like them to but I'm pretty satisfied with them considering I do it all myself. I always feel really good after finishing up an image of myself that I'm happy with. Sometimes I don't see them as me, but as different characters.
GGotW: Where do you hope to see your modeling or photography take you?
S: I'd like to actually make money with it one day but for now I'll just keep improving and experimenting.
GGotW: Have you worked with any other photographers?
S: I've modeled for Barbara Wegner and posed for the Unscene-tv Goth Calendar 2005. The best was posing for two Lori Earley paintings! That's about it though, I never really had a chance to work with many photographers.
GGotW: Who inspires you?
S: Filmmakers and musicians inspire me the most. I'd say the majority of my inspiration comes from movies. I love David Lynch, I'm obsessed with the dark seedy lighting in most of his films and I love John Waters, Gregg Araki, Harmony Korine, Jodorowsky, and a ton more. As for photographers I love a lot of the pinup and erotic photographers I find on the web.
GGotW: What do you do when you're not modeling?
S: When I'm not photographing myself I'm photographing my friends, editing photos, assisting a really awesome artist, watching tons of movies, working out, and trying to stay positive.
GGotW: Do you get out to the clubs in your area?
S: Not usually, but once in awhile I'll hit up QXT's
GGotW: Where can you recommend a visitor to go in the Jersey area?
S: I would just recommend go to NYC for clubs and bars but if I have to recommend places I guess Jersey City & Asbury... there are some cool bars/venues and art galleries there and Red Bank has some really yummy restaurants and some awesome shops. It really depends on what you're into.
GGotW: As a model who would you like to have shoot you?
S: If someone I was a fan of asked me to pose I would do it in a heartbeat but I'm honestly not expecting to model for too many photographers.
GGotW: As a photographer who would you like to shoot?
S: I want to shoot so many girls, it's just a matter of meeting them. I totally want to shoot Raquel Reed someday and I think Mosh is the most gorgeous fetish model out there today.
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