Sep 10, 2006

Feature: Lady Atropos

goth Lady Atropos in vinyl bodysuit and leather corsetWelcome to our second Feature Goth Girl of the Week. Atropos lives in little ol' Ohio and manages to find plently of gigs and enjoys the scene. Don't forget to check out her images, just click on the thumbnials along the interview. Check out her website.

Where did you get the name Lady Atropos? Was there an inspiring faction or was it taken from a source or two?
A: I have a life long passion for reading, and much of that reading has included mythology from various culturs. Atropos stems from greek and roman mythology. She was one of the 3 fates - the eldest who cut the thread of life for mortal and gods alike. I like the name because it reminds me of mortality and how precious life is.
I really don't use the Lady part anymore - as I found out it often is misunderstood as a name tag for me being a ProDom. In the event anyone is wondering, I'm not :P

5'7"135 lbs

GGotW: Favourite colour?
A: aqua blue

GGotW: Favourite food?
A: Bread! I love good bread!


GGotW: What part of the country do you live in?
A: I live in...Ohio. I have lived all over in my youth, as I was a military child, but my end result is that I have taken up a long term home in ohio.

GGotW: Has modeling been easy where you live or do you find you need to travel for gigs?
A: Modeling is easy for me because I have a very strong drive and marketing sense. I never travel and yet I have been very fortunate to have acheived a lot! I consider my success pure luck, mixed in with knowing how to tap into that luck.

AtroposGGotW: What lead you to modeling?
A: I love Halloween and costumes. I create costumes all the time but never had any good quality photos to document them - thus, modeling came into play.

GGotW: Was the gothic modeling your first genre, or did you start in another field and move into Goth?
A: I don't really have any specific genre. I shoot whatever I want, regardless of style, or lables. You could say I started as a gothic model, though that never was the intention.

GGotW: Who's your favourite photographer to work with?
A: I don't have one. I've worked with a few great photographers who are -not- known in the industry. They are small humble talents with amazing skills - thats the best kind of a photographer :)

GGotW: What keeps you busy when you're not modeling?
A: GAMING! I am a geek - I love games. Table top, rpgs, computer games, card games, whatever it is....Ill give it a try! I dont attend fetish parties or gothic balls..i attend gaming conventions.

Lady Atropos NoneGGotW: When you model are the clothes yours already, or are they bought / designed special for the shoot?
A: Some of the clothing are mine, some of the clothing are bough, some are sent to me to wear for a catalog. It all depends on what the shoot is for. I try and do a shoot with a purpose in mind.

GGotW: What's your favourite outfit to date?
A: My gasmask one :) - I call that one "Bishop".

GGotW: What is the coolest thing you've ever shoot?
A: The latex ballerina - I was suspended on ropes into the air as if I were a puppet ballerina on a massive stage. Oh man, did I make funny sounds! While I was suspended - the shibari rigger spun me around and puppetted me for a laugh.

GGotW: What is the wierdest thing you've ever shoot?
A: That would be an upcoming photo shoot I have planned..its a secret so I cant tell you :P

GGotW: What will you not shoot, or are you limitless?
A: I'm not a porn, adult, bondage, fetish model. Some of the stuff I shoot is cheeky or suggestive..but you won't find me on paysites. I am not a part of the adult industry - so I don't shoot it.

GGotW: Have you ever been ask to do something in shoot and weren't sure you wanted to?
A: Models get asked all the time to do things that they would never want to. I've had seemingly gentlemen photographers turn into creeps very quickly. I normally don't do what they want due to the requests usually being disrespectful and crude. If the behavior was unexcusable, I dont shoot with them again.

GGotW: What's up next for you? More shoots, shows, or some other project that you're working on in another field.
A: I'm returning to college. Modeling doesnt provide a 401k (*editor* a retirement fund), or much else. It is very fun, and creative..but I sooner depend upon an education and a good job to provide for my retirement

GGotW: When you started your website, was there are propose behind it other than exposure?
A: Yes, I use it as a training grounds for my marketing skills. I am very successful with promotion things online and have several websites that are the #1 google search result for many big key words. My personal website is a playground for the study of that marketing form - where I can screw around with its promotion and take that knowledge to my clients.

GGotW: What can you say to advise other models or aspiring models?
A: Modeling is fun, but to be careful and dont step into it being too serious. You have to be able to laugh at yourself - otherwise you and others will tear you apart.

Click on the images that appear with the article to see larger versions. Please feel free to leave comments below, you don't need to be a member to leave comments.

No comments: