Photog: Laura Dark Photography
Jewelry: Atelier Gothique
Wardrobe: IVY's Custom Corsetry
MUA: Makeup Vamp
Hair/ Model: Erica Furness
Location: Columbus, Ohio
1- What inspired you to do modeling? Was there a point early in your life that sparked your interest?
It all kind of happened by accident. I am a make-up artist and had been asked if I would be interested in modeling while I was doing make up on a few shoots and runway shows. I gave it a go and really enjoyed it.
Photo by: Kindred's Muze
model/make up by EricaFurness
2- You have dark elements to your style, was there an event or moment that made you decide on your style?
When I was little I would have to say my idols were Catwoman and Elvira. I can’t tell you why or where the draw to that look came from. It has just been that way as far back as I can recall. I remember seeing someone with a mohawk when I was about 5. I was fascinated, and thought it was so neat. Regardless of the rude comments others were saying.
Photography: Laura Dark Jewelry: Atelier Gothique
Makeup: Deanna Roberts
3- Name some of your favourite music or bands?
That's a loaded question My musical tastes are all over the map:
David Bowie, Bauhaus, Cradle of Filth, Portishead, Alice Cooper, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, G’n’R, The Sex Pistols, Motley Crue, Misfits, Kate Bush, MegaDeth....The list goes on and on.
Photo: Firemate Photographic
Latex: Jane Doe Hair: Spellbound Hair Design
4- Name some of your accomplishments or highlights of your career so far?
I have been lucky enough to get to work with so many talented photographers, designers and models it’s hard to say. I always love shooting ads for Atelier Gothique. I am a big Northbound Leather fan so being the poster girl for their annual kinky cruise for 2 years in a row and current posters girl for their monthly fetish party is a real honour. I just walked the runway at |FAT| week (Fashion Arts Toronto) 2013 for my fourth year in a row. I always have so much fun working there.
Photo: Rhett Morita (Rhettmorita.com)
Designer: Asphyxia (From the Blush&Alabaster line) Hair: Martha M Onoxide
Make up: Blonde Moxie Makeup
5- Do you enjoy regular photoshoots? Or ones where you get to play a character?
I enjoy all different kinds of photo shoots.
photo by: Ian David Grindall Model/make up: Erica Furness
Rope work :David Ito
Tail: Neko Gray
Photo: Kindred's Muze
Model/Make up/styled: Erica Furness
6- What other interest do you have besides modeling?
I am a professional performer and member of a circus troupe called IlluminAir Entertainment. I am a fire dancer/spinner specializing in fire staff, fire fans, fire fingers, and fleshing (trails of fire across the body and lighting the tongue on fire), a bed of nails artist and a human pin cousin and so on. I also work as a background actor for film and T.V.
7- Are there any significant projects or events you are looking forward to in the coming months?
I just did a shoot that will be coming out in a magazine sometime soon. I am also looking forward to modeling for Anatomic Latex at Torture Garden Toronto 2013. This will be my fifth time modeling at this event so I am rather excited.
8- If someone is interested in hiring you (modeling agency, bands, producers, etc..) where is the best place to get a hold of you?
If anyone is interested In booking me or even taking a look at more of my work please. Visit ericafurness.com.
I keep my face book up to date with any photos from shows and shoots so come say hi to me at Erica Furness FB
You can also tweet with me at Erica Furness Twitter