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1) Of course we must first know from where your interest for fetish comes from?
It began with a strong interest in Gothic and punk fashion. I remember a day I wore bondage pants and leather cuffs to school as a fashion statement and a friend asked me if I was "really into that". I knew there was something darker and more sexual behind it but I didn't know what it was. When I was finally introduced to latex, I felt like I'd finally come home. I couldn't bring myself to wear vinyl anymore, after I discovered that. I've always been fascinated by the psychological aspect of sexual fetishes, as well.
2) As mainstream artists more and more proposes fetish themes and attire in their performances, do you see this as a passing trend or will it become an acceptance for more "underground" things offered to the general public?
One of the problems I have with mainstream culture is that it always steals from the underground. It's always praised for being "edgy" and innovative but the underground culture rarely benefits from it. I think, on a superficial level, people will always respond to it in some way but I don't think all of fetish will ever really become mainstream. Honestly, I like being subversive.
3) Do you see yourself at some point being the person who actually takes photographs of others? Does this have any appeal to you?
I've certainly considered being a photographer or some kind of stylist but no. I prefer to be in front of the camera.
4) The 64,000$ Question : Would you ever agree to have your hair bleached blonde (or even shaved bald) for an out-of-this-world unique project? Or in other words: where do you draw the line concerning more explicit visual projects?
I absolutely love my hair, so it would have to be a pretty awesome project for me to shave it off. Bleaching is no problem. I could always dye it back, if I didn't like it. As for explicitness, I definitely don't want to be a porn star but I'm willing to push the envelope a bit, especially if it's a unique, artistic concept. If art doesn't cause some kind of reaction in people, it's a pretty poor excuse for art.
5) So where does your model name Nicotine come from? Will you say to us that you can be an addiction too? :)
It's a variation on a screen name I had online in high school. When I decided to use it as an alias, I never dreamed that I would actually get as far as I have and now I'm afraid to change it. Certainly, people have told me that they are addicted.
6) Where do you see your career going, letís sayÖ 10 years from now? Are you a long-term planner?
I'm going to keep going for as long as I can but I'm definitely realistic about the age cap for models. I'd definitely like to stay involved in the fetish and fetish fashion scene and continue producing my event Capitol Punishment. As a model, though, I know I can only go on for so long, so I do plan to continue my education, so I have something to fall back on when my time runs out.
7) What disappoints you more about the general publicís perception of female models?
I think the general public has an idealized view of high fashion models and that any other kind of model can't be taken seriously. Certainly, the general perception of fetish models (and probably most art models, as well) is that everything we do is pornography, especially if it's nude or has elements of BDSM.
8) Are you planning of attending the next Montreal Fetish Weekend? If so, what can we expect of your presence?
Absolutely! I wouldn't miss it for the world. I'll definitely be partying every night in my latex, along with everyone else. Hopefully, I'll end up on stage at some point, either in one of the fashion shows or as part of a performance. Hope to see everyone there!
Photos in this set by:
lynxkarma, Marcos Rivera, Studio-X, TwentyOneFifteenPhotograpy, Vance, wdr Photography & Ken Marcus Studios.