When I first noticed this model it was through the photos of a photographer I had once shot with. I was mesmerized by her beauty and style. She was young and though she was in a world full of models, she stood out. I silently followed and watched this young beauty for the last year and became a fan.
Watching the model, designer, stylist, singer turned fashion blogger I was constantly amazed at the versatility and drive this young lady possessed. I was so excited when I approached her to interview her for London LeBlanc Magazine and she happily agreed. The interview will be available in print and digital format January 13th.
In the meantime you can take some time to get to know this young fashionista on the rise by checking out her fashion blog or following her on social networking sites. She has some great ideas for Valentines Day and much more. Check out some of her other fashion blogs at http://sevnetwork.com/author/junglebarbiejulia/
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There are a lot of BLAZIN designers popping up all over the place. With the invention of sites like Instagram, facebook, Pinterest and Youtube we are are getting introduced to talented individuals we may have never even known existed. From city to city, coast to coast I want to shine the spotlight on those who impress me most. I will be bringing you interviews with some of the hottest established and up and coming clothing designers that I run across as I blaze my own path of fame across the net. Let’s get it on!! Time to meet one of them now.
Q1# I first became aware of your clothing brand about a year ago when another local model I had
attended some shoots with was rocking one of your shirts. How long have you actually been
building your brand?
Its been a little over two years now, and I love it. A couple people actually ask to wear my clothing and that’s when I remember, I love what I do. So yea a rough two years. Something that started as a college hustle.
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Name: Tonie aka Model T
Weight: 115 lbs
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Tonie is a youthful looking beauty that reigns from Kentucky and she enjoys shopping, reading various novels, viewing artwork, watching reality shows with her mother, spending time with friends, and rollerskating with her 11 year old nephew. These are just a few things that goes on in her spare time but what she truly loves doing is posing in front of the camera! Once Tonie steps foot onto the set,she transforms into Model T!
1. How long have you been in the modeling game? What influenced your decision to start modeling?
With the help of one of my best friends, I did my first photo shoot in November 2005, so I am coming up on my 10 year anniversary! As a child, I always enjoyed browsing through fashion magazines with my mother. Of course, I would always picture myself modeling the clothes. One day, I came across a beautiful photo of Grace Jones and I asked my mother if Grace was male or female. My mother told me that Grace Jones is female and a model who is known for her wild sense of style. As a kid, Grace’s style was “scary” at times but I truly loved it because she made you not only notice her wild style but also her beauty. I told myself that I may not be Grace Jones when I grow up, but I darn sure can make a statement like she.
10. Where can people check you out at?
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/
There are a lot of BLAZING photographers popping up all over the place. With the invention of sites like Instagram, Model Mayhem and Facebook, we are being treated to the beautiful works of artists we may have never even known existed. From city to city, coast to coast I want to shine the spotlight on those who impress me most. I will be bringing you interviews with some of the hottest established and up and coming photographers that I run across as I blaze my own path of fame across the net. Let’s get it on!! Time to meet one of the greats………
Name: Cayne Clarke
Based In: Washington DC / Baltimore MD
Name of Company: Cayne Clarke Photography / NFLAVA Model Magazine
1. How long have you been perfecting your craft? I was first introduced to photography my sophomore year in college through a friend that was into photography
2. What were the influences that led you into Photography? What type of photography do you specialize in?
A good friend in college got me started with me very first Nikon camera. I think it was the opportunity to capture people in all kinds of ways. In college there were no shortage of girls who wanted to pose for us. You can say being around sexy young women and taking their pictures could be an influence as well. Another is definitely the digital age and the additional magic one can do with computer software.
My specialty is studio eye candy portraits. I used to also include urban in my definition but I have since grown to include much more than just the urban culture.
3. Growing up what did you see yourself doing for a living? Do you still plan on pursuing that at some point?
I didn’t really have a profession I targeted; I just wanted to go to college and major in Marketing and do something in that field. I did get my degree in marketing and advertising but I never got into the field. I work as an IT professional. I don’t believe I have any interest in doing marketing at this point in my life and career.
4. Are you strictly a photographer, or with the new technology available to us now that digital photography has taken over, have you gone into graphics at all?
Part of my specialty is using the digital image taken from the camera and transform it into something unique and special. So yes, I have also incorporated graphics into my photos as well as retouching techniques.
5. Were you a photographer before the digital age? Can you shoot with film: and if so, do you miss the old days of actually developing your film, and watching your work come to life in front of you?
I came into photography just as the DSLR’s were being introduced to the world. My buddy was a film guy and I used to watch him develop film. I never got into it. I can say I’m glad I am shooting in this era although I do have a respect for those who came up in the film age.
6. Do you shoot indoor or outdoor more often? Which do you prefer and why?
I mainly shoot indoor as I am studio photographer however, I do like shooting outdoors and it depends on the day; if it’s cloudy and dull I may go for some subtle black and white images; if it’s sunny I may go for more radiant and bright images. I prefer indoor studio because I get to control my environment from the lights, the props, and even the general space.
7. What is your ultimate goal? What would be your Dream Project?
My goal is to be able to make enough money from photography that I can be consistent with a great downtown loft studio. A dream project would be shooting for my own gallery showing.
8. Where can people see your work?
Besides Facebook and other social media you can Google my name or studio and plenty of my past work will be displayed. I also have a published magazine called NFLAVA Model Magazine as well as a hard book cover on sale on amazon of my black and white portraits. My website also displays my model portfolio work but some of my commercial pieces as well.
9. Have you ever been published? Do you own a publication?
You’re reading my mind. Yes. I own and manage NFLAVA Model Magazine, a magazine that I consider to be a useful stepping stool for many unsigned models looking for practice and exposure. I’ve also had my work published in several magazines by way of the Sexy Sapphire, a brilliant social media marketing guru. I’ve also had my photos appear in one major film, ATL. If you are familiar with the movie, some of my pictures were used as props in Uncle George’s room.
10. If someone wanted to hire or contact you for a session, how can they get in touch with you?
The 2 best ways to reach me for booking is through a Facebook message or send me a shoot request via my websites’ contact page – http://ibpstudios.com.