Don't be fooled by the blue hair, this model's touch of the macabre can be very deadly... and still be very entincingly seductive!
1) So when did you became aware that you had a passion for all things concerning fetish and alternative photography?
When I was younger (14 or 15), I used to do run merch tables for a lot of different local bands of every kind of genre. After traveling to about 12-13 states with Mushroomhead and Psyclon Nine, I was told by a lot of my friends I should start modeling. I met a lot of band photographers at that time who directed me in the right direction as well as being friends with the well known fetish/alternative model, Porcelain, and have been shooting ever since. My first shoot was done on top of an old rock quarry in the snow!
2) Are there any other alt models that you admire and inspire you?
I had so many when I was younger that ended up being some of my best friends. Precious Little is probably the most versatile model I've ever seen in my life - I love her style and she is the sweetest thing ever!
3) Many tattoos and piercings on you! Will this be a never-ending tradition?
I currently have 11 tattoos and 10 piercings. My father owned a tattoo shop for 10 years and I used to fall asleep to the sound of tattoo guns going at 2 in the morning. I also used to pretty much be the receptionist for his shop for ages, so now it is kind of in my blood. It will be a never ending process, more of the tattoos than the piercings. I currently have about 6-7 more hours on my left half sleeve - and I love the feel of fresh ink!
4) You have the ability to create your own clothing; will it be possible for you to release an official line soon?
Starsyn Clothing is in the works currently with my two partners, Crow A. McCoy and Kat Kalashnikov. The only difficulty is that everything we make - we want to keep! Our designs take an extreme amount of detail which involves anything from bleach to paint. Plus accessories with cogwheels, mechanical parts, and all sorts of trinkets. Look for the launch coming soon, it's a rivethead and steampunk's dream!
5) What can you tell us about Kink Magazine? What are your duties as co-editor?
Kink Magazine is a huge fetish magazine and DVD compressed on one disc. It is basically a 600-800 page editorial which includes a fetish directory, events, interviews, music and band review, cartoons, and and everything in between that is well, kinky!! The DVD side can include anything from music videos, behind the scenes photoshoots and footage from fetish events! As a co-editor, I head up all of the interviews (look forward to one with Lita Ford soon!) and help cover events all over the world as well as attending them. I just recently covered the Skinny Puppy tour, so look for exclusive footage of that! I am almost like a field reporter, so if you ever want something covered - get in contact with me!
6) So… how is the fetish scene in Charlotte, North Carolina?
Well...we do have an active fetish company called Singlecell Productions that spawned the world known Purgatory fetish event. They hold around 2-3 fetish/industrial events a month as well as the upcoming New Year's release of a new event called the Decadence Project. I'm currently a performer and go-go dancer for them when I am in town - it's worth the stop if you ever come through!
7) Do you remember the first horror film that you saw that made of you a dedicated fan?
As a child , my mother thought that horror films were something from the devil (haha - you should see how she reacts to me now). I remember the first Child's Play coming out and my grandmother watching it with me. I laughed the whole time, and so it went from there. I am OBSESSED with Vincent Price films and anything gory that has a good story line.
8) OK now, what is this thing about loving to “get dirty” with paint, grease…?
It's kind of become a tradition now. It's so fun to experiment with different textures and looking like you just fell out of an oil rig is oddly sexy to me. Unfortunately, a lot of the industrial bands are starting to replicate it and start to look like clones - but it's always fun to dress up and get a little dirty.
9) Is there a time to relax in your life? Any favorite activities when you do so?
Relax - that's a new word, haha. Things have calmed down slightly since I took a short hiatus about a month ago. I think I had done close to 35 photoshoots in ranging up and down the whole east coast and it took a lot out of me. When I do have time, I like to snuggle up and read a book or go out and dance at a club - and of course shows! Music is in my blood.
10) We understand that you’re coming to Montreal in 2010! Could you tell us the purpose of your visit & also if you’ll be available for any photo work?
I will be in Montreal for the well known Kinetik Festival that runs from May 13th-17th. I will be there supporting End:the DJ and his side project, Komor Kommando, which he heads up with Sebastian Komor, founder of Icon of Coil. It will be loads of fun! I am available for shooting all week - so if you are interested in shooting and/or booking something, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - my rates will be low! Plus I love food stuffs...