Projekt Malice Has Plans For You
Projekt Malice Has Plans For You
How did you get started modeling?
I got my start originally as a muse for friends who were studying photography in college and needed an interesting and colorful individual to shoot. It wasn't until 2006 that I began seriously pursuing a possible career in the field. It was in my search to build a portfolio that I met aspiring photographer, Jesse Bodas, who was becoming noticed for his own creative endeavors with Destroy Inc. After that, things kind of exploded and the rest is history.
What excites you about modeling?
Actively creating and using myself as an art form. I am absolutely fascinated by all things artistic and the ability to live and create while being a part of the final masterpiece breaths whole new life into me. Modeling isn't just standing in front of camera for me; it's about creating a vision for others to enjoy. I am grateful for the fans who continuously and loyally follow the work I continue to do, but I really, like any art, I do this for me to express or explore things that perhaps I might not otherwise be able to in other mediums.
What are your favorite types of outfits to model in?
Well I've always enjoyed the gothic/industrial and fetish genres. They come easily for me and I feel they express my personality to the fullest. Post apocalyptic and darker themes (often gory) also have a high appeal to me. The more disturbing the better! I'm a horror movie fanatic and adrenaline junky... lol I think that explains a lot.
What are your least favorites?
I shy away from doing pin up modeling, but not because I don't like it. Simply because I have such a modern look and fascination with technology, the "old fashioned" thing doesn't suit my personality or face. I admire and applaud the lovely ladies who pull it off so easily!!! *laughs* There are few of us other there that can do every genre successfully. I think realistically everyone kind of has their "niche".
What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?
Any and all kinds! I don't like to limit myself when it comes to creativity. There are some things I won't do of course (such as full nudity), but as long as a project is within reason (and the photographer is understanding/respectful) there's not a huge list I'll say no to.
How did you become interested in fetish modeling?
I am actively involved in the gothic industrial subculture, so the fetish scene kind of goes hand in hand. Not to be confused with each other I might add. LOL But I always found the clothing and women to be alluring and beautiful in the fetish fashion scene. Classy and dominant. I suppose it's something I feel comes naturally for myself.
Do you think pinup and fetish are becoming part of the mainstream culture?
Oh absolutely! Times are changing (finally)! I'm grateful that those of use who have always embraced the culture are more able to venture out and create more freely. I think my only tiff is with those who are doing so because it is mainstream. As with anything that becomes "popular", even for a time, there will always be those who only participate because it's a fad. Hell I remember when hardly any girls had septum piercings. I had mine pierced for a couple years and then bam! Everyone had one! I was so confused... At the time that I had had mine done, I had been ridiculed for having a "bull ring" in my face. LOL But that's society for you...
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
I am a painter first and foremost. I have yet to finish my degree for my BFA, but that is where my creative outlet began. I've dabbled in photography, but once I started becoming a muse for others, I found I enjoyed being in front of the camera and being the art much better than capturing it. I was doing music for a little while, but life has put that on hold for me, as it doesn't come as easily for me as it does for some. And recently I've begun branching out into performing. Dancing, specifically. But I will hopefully begin training for many other things in the near future...
What kind of music do you like?
I'm very eclectic! LOL Everything I listen to is completely mood based. And where I might dislike a particular artist, that doesn't mean that they might not have a song I would actually listen to if it hit me on the right day. But I think I can narrow it down to noise, harsh ebm, black metal, death metal, symphonic metal, dubstep, and gothic rock.
What do you like to do for fun?
Besides modeling (which is incredibly fun for me), I like to hit the industrial/goth clubs in the area, concerts, anime conventions, go shopping, hang out with friends, or stay at home and paint or read.
See more of Projekt Malice:
Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/projektmalice
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ProjektMaliceAltModel
Website: coming soon!
All photos by Destroy Inc. Any photo editing was also done by him. Wardrobe and styling were done by myself, in the nipple tape photos the wardrobe was supplied by Eirik Aswang, a clothing designer from LA.