When coming up with ideas to include on my blog, I thought it would be fun to do interviews with some of the people I have worked with to try and find a little more about them and maybe offer a different viewpoint of the industry and community.
First up in this series is Gingerface, a highly versatile, 24 year old, Derby based model. The decision of who to talk to first was quite an easy one after only just working with Emily and she is so popular and full of energy, I knew she would be great to open with.
I may change the format ongoing, maybe video, or maybe more of a chat rather than Q&A's but we'll see. It would be great to get some feedback of what you'd like to see going forwards.
Hi Emily, so how long have you been modelling for?
1 year, 5 months and 1 day
How did you first get into modelling?
I had a Sunday off work for once. On the Saturday evening a latex designer put up a post on facebook about a free model space for a studio day the following day. I thought heck why not and put myself forward. The next day I met a few models and photographers and it went from there. The main photographer I met was Kelsey of Thirteen Photography.
Can we see an image from your first shoot, it would be interesting to see how far you have come?
Of course -
What do you enjoy most about modelling?
Meeting new people. Also recently I have enjoyed the food brought to shoots. Takeaway pizza and Krispy kremes :D
Anything you don't like?
Delayed trains on the way or back from shoots. Even worse when you miss a connection train. However in that situation I scout out the local pub and order a pint and wait for the next train to arrive :-)
What has been your favourite shoot so far and why?
Too many to say just one. Every shoot has been valuable experience.
Any bad experiences?
One photographer wanted me to smile and kept saying 'smile its your party' repeatedly like I was 6. Just no!
What are your favourite three images to date and why? (Other than mine of course ;-) )
The latex and balloon image with Kelsey of Thirteen photography. Was a fun shoot and that image was an absolute fluke. Was also my first proper shoot.
The pink boudoir by SarahD photography. Room where the image was taken was at my Auntys house and the silk playsuit was my nans when she was younger when she lived out in Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe) Was quite family orientated. Was cool.
The fox image with Chris Kelly of Gingerjam photography. To hold a fox was an experience in itself and just loved the image.
You are so in demand these days and seems to be shooting all the time. Where would you like it to take you in the long run?
I dont mind where it takes me. I just see what opportunities I get and see what happens!
What would your dream shoot be (anything is possible)?
I dont want to say just incase I jinx myself! I would like to do a shoot abroad. More of an achievement than a dream though due to my fear of flying!
Do you have any tips for any models just starting out?
From the beginning don't let anyone else bring you down. Go after your own goals and ignore any haters. Also check and double check references of any photographer.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Are there any models you follow and inspire you?
Ophelia Overdose. Epic images with amazing outfits. Just all round awesome!
Quick fire favourites:
Website - Facebook. Its where I live (how sad!)
Alcohol - Wine (The cheapest available!)
Meal - Lamb balti
Music act - KISS
TV Show - Orange is the new black
Movie - Fur
Joke - I have no humour lol (this is a total lie, Emily is one of the funniest people around)
Ideal day off - Whenever I get one! Being lazy till about 4pm then off to the pub!
Quote - "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
Thank you Emily for taking the time to speak to me and I look forward to working with you again very soon! :-)
Here are a selection of my personal favourite 'Gingerface' images.