Saturday, 31 January 2015

La Esmeralda Interview

Photo by Ingo Summer. Outfit: Carmen Martinez.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alternative modeling?

La Esmeralda: Some years ago I had a horse and always wanted to have some beautiful photos with him. I always had a passion for corsets and beautiful dresses so I decided to make some fantasy photos in a forest and wear these clothes. A friend took the photos with my parents‘ camera and I posted them on a german community website. Some girls saw them and said I should try sites like modelmayhem & co – I met some photographers from my area and very quickly I got kind of addicted to modeling. 

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

La Esmeralda: I am pretty short and have a curvy body: 1,64m, 90-63-96.


Photo by Alex Blyg. Outfit by: Cyberesque.

Sinical Magazine: A lot of your work has Gothic and Fantasy themes. Can you talk about what draws you to these themes?

La Esmeralda: I always loved these themes, even before I started modeling. I love the gothic culture, even if I wouldn’t call myself a goth. When I was younger I loved dragons and all this mythical stuff, my whole room was full of them and I also love to read fantasy novels and paint pictures with these themes(it is a pity that I am too busy these days). I guess I should live in a world far away as the real one is too grey and boring for me. I just need these fantasy and gothic themes to be happy and to express myself.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

La Esmeralda: First of all I think it is a difference if you do it only for the money or if you do it for the art itself. When you put your heart and soul into your photos they look much better than the ones you make just for money – or at least this is my experience. Also, I think that expression and body language are very important. Well, and there are some girls that are just incredibly beautiful, so they stand out because of that or also because they have a special feature or a particular style that suits them very well.


Photo by Alex Blyg. Outfit by Tatjana Warneckle.

Sinical Magazine: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you as a model?

La Esmeralda: I can’t really choose the MOST interesting thing but in general it is awesome to meet so many wonderful people and to travel to places that I wouldn’t have seen if I hadn’t had a photo shoot there. Also I found my best friends because they are models - I guess this is pretty awesome and something that doesn’t happen very often.

Sinical Magazine: Who are some photographers you've worked with and who are some you would like to work with?

La Esmeralda: I think the favourite photographers I have worked with are Alex Blyg, Ingo Sommer, Annie Bertram, Silent View, Lux Profundi and Heiner Seemann… there are lots of wonderful people I would love to work with (again) and I am just planning some photo shoots for the next year – I hope that I can finally work with Delphine Ayache and Viona Art, for example.


Photo by Silent View. Couture: Royal Black Couture & Corsetry.

Sinical Magazine: Who is more of an influence: Bettie Page or Dita Von Teese?

La Esmeralda: Dita! I am jealous every time I see her sparkling corsets.

Sinical Magazine: Who are the top 5. alt. photographers, currently?

La Esmeralda: The ones I listed above, of course ;)


Photo by Annie Bertram. Dress: Johanna Macht. Crown: Fairyworld.

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what is your main fetish?

La Esmeralda: Corsets and high heels.

Sinical Magazine: Who are some of your favorite designers?

La Esmeralda: Royal Black, V-Couture, Carmen Martinez, Morgaine La Chatte, Tatjana Warnecke and my best friend is just starting with her label which is called  "Fairyworld“.


Photo by Lux Profundi.


Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

La Esmeralda: Everything from gothic to rock and heavy metal.

Sinical Magazine: What is the alt/fetish scene like in your city?

La Esmeralda: I am not sure what I should say about it… last weekend I visited a local goth party for the first time and it was the worst party I have ever been to. At least the heavy metal parties are awesome here. We also have a fetish party twice a year so well, all in all I don’t go out here very often and even if I do photo shoots most of them are not in my city as here aren’t many alt models and even less photographers.


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Vesmedinia Interview

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Vesmedinia is a Murcia, Spain-based alternative & gothic model.


Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alternative modeling?

Vesmedinia: My first boyfriend was a photographer and he introduced me to this world about 5 years ago. Having an alternative taste in fashion made it the only kind of modeling I was interested in at the time. Now I'm a fan of other styles too, such as fashion and fetish.


Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Vesmedinia: In inches: 34" 24" 35" and I'm 5'3" tall.


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Photo: Criogenia



Sinical Magazine: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you as a model?

Vesmedinia: The most interesting thing is the comments I get when I shoot outdoors, people freak out even if I'm wearing casual clothes. I think they're not used to cameras where I live. But the best thing is I can meet people I wouldn't be able to meet otherwise. I've made a lot of lovely friends thanks to this work.


Sinical Magazine: Who are some photographers and designers that you've worked with?

Vesmedinia: Regarding photographers I've recently worked with Rebeca Saray and Joaquin Sanchez.  Regarding designers: Antonio Bordera, UK Custom Plugs and the german brand Value Merch. I'd also like to mention Marisa Ceba make up artist, her work is amazing.


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Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what is your main fetish?

Vesmedinia: I can't decide! I love high heels and boots, I have a huge collection at home, but I also adore corsets and shiny clothes, specially latex.


Sinical Magazine: In your opinion, Who are the top 5 alt. models, currently?

Vesmedinia: Mosh, Ulorin Vex, Starfucked, Below Dark Water and Nephania. I think Twiggx deserves to be mentioned too even though she's not active now.


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Sinical Magazine: And Who are the top 5. alt. photographers, currently?

Vesmedinia: Marco Ribbe, Rebeca Saray, Thomas Bak, Natalie Shau and Brian Ziff.


Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Vesmedinia: Everything from post-punk and darkwave to ebm and indutrial. I also like some alternative rock. Some bands I've been listening to a lot lately are Linea Aspera, New Order, Bauhaus and The Eternal Fall.


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Sinical Magazine: Your photo sets have a dark and gothic themes. Have you always been drawn to gothic culture?

Vesmedinia: I could say so. Since an early age, I was obsessed with vampires and the occult in general. I swear I was the Addams Family's biggest fan as a kid. But I just had a penchand for dark things,  I did not know what goth was until some years later. As I grew up I discovered the music that was associated with the scene and at about 10 I started dressing all in black. And well, you know the rest!


Sinical Magazine: Outside of modeling, what are some of your interests?

Vesmedinia: I'm almost only atracted to art, from music to photography or drawing. I have a music project for which I started writting some songs last year, but I think I'm the least constant person when it comes to composing because I haven't completed anything yet. Time will say if I finally finish and upload some of that (This will go to my New Year's resolutions!).


Sinical Magazine: What is the alt/fetish scene like in Murcia, Spain?

Vesmedinia: I would describe it as non-existing. There's nowhere to go and only a couple of good shows from time to time. I recently had the pleasure to see The Eternal Fall live, they were amazing!. But apart from that, there's little to do here.


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