By: Jarmo Pohjaniemi OMP Member #68348
Last week we introduced you to Vanessa Jorge, the first model selected for the Shoot the Centerfold seminar/workshop happening October 13-14 in Miami, Florida. Now you can read the second part of our interview with this exotic beauty.
OMP: What kind of clients normally book you for photo shoots?
Vanessa: The editorial world seems to have taken interest and some catalogs too. I mostly get a lot of jobs for hair and beauty clients. Thanks to my Colombian, Cuban and Chinese roots, I will say I have great hair!
OMP: What’s the coolest or most outrageous modeling gig you’ve ever had?
Vanessa: Actually, shooting with Jarmo has been the coolest job yet, but I can’t say what it is until it’s published. It’s a secret and STC members will just have to wait to see what it is! I have a love for classic and fast cars and it was my first time shooting in lingerie, so it was nerve wracking but thrilling at the same time.
OMP: So, you’ve got a “need for speed”?
Vanessa: Are you kidding? You bet! I love speed… question is, can you keep up with me? Because I’ll leave you standing at the red light!
OMP: How many agencies from around the world do you represent or work with?
Vanessa: At the moment I work with two; Next in Miami and Images in New York. I plan to gain a few more by the end of the year.
OMP: From a model’s perspective, what advice would you give to photographers who want to make it and work in today’s fashion and glamour industry?
Vanessa: I believe you have to have an eye for it, not just an expensive camera. Many people these days buy a great camera and call themselves photographers but they don’t have a clue what the hell they’re doing and it really irks me. I actually do photography on the side and have learned quite a bit on my own and it’s so much fun being on the other side of the camera. But I won’t call myself a photographer… yet. Maybe I should attend the STC seminar as a photographer instead?
OMP: When you think of sexy, provocative photography, what style (or magazine) comes to mind?
Vanessa: Vogue, Bazaar, Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated, of course, which are dreams of mine. But what model doesn’t dream of that! I love that they love variety in a model with curves and not some stick. The industry is also changing, and it’s benefiting me lately. I hope STC attendees likes curves. Provocative photography? Well, I can think of some and you’d better come see me at the seminar to get that answered.
OMP: You have these piercing eyes and good looks that melt men’s hearts and make most women jealous. Is it difficult making friends?
Vanessa: Haha! Yes, at times. People expect me to be conceited, but I’m totally opposite of that. I’m very shy at first so that doesn’t help, but once you get me to open up you realize I’m just a normal girl inside. I always say my personality doesn’t match with my looks, but that’s because my mother raised me well.
OMP: Who do you admire most and why?
Vanessa: There are a few people that I admire and helped mold me into the person I am today, but I admire my mom the most. She is such a strong and beautiful woman. Her heart is made of gold and she’s a kid at heart. She has so much more faith in me than I do myself and always supports me in everything I do. I love her positivity and how she always manages to make me laugh no matter what.
OMP: If you could photograph or work with any sexy actor or celebrity, male and female, who would it be?
Vanessa: Male actor, I’d love to work with is Mark Wahlberg. I think he is just so sexy and such a smart and humble man. As for female, I’d have to go with Megan Fox. [Catfight!] I’d love to see what kind of chemistry we would have in front of the camera.
OMP: We are quite sure that you have as of yet not done a seminar/workshop quite like STC. Do you have any expectations? Something tells us we might see some knees buckle and cameras freeze!
Vanessa: I’m actually bit nervous and hope I live up to everyone’s expectations. I hope there will be few nice photographers who can calm my nerves down a bit It’s mind boggling knowing how many great photographers will be there. I’m eager to meet them all and network with them. I am also expecting to get great new images and learn for the experience. There are so many photographers out there and their personalities are not always the same, which make it all interesting. I love cameras and I hope that all the photographers will like my look.
OMP: Where is modeling taking you next?
Vanessa: I think modeling is going to be taking me to either Japan or India very soon, hopefully both!
There you go! And now we know a little about STC’s first model pick, Vanessa, who promises to rock our world at the Shoot The Centerfold seminar. It’s not every day that we have an opportunity to work with such a talent as Vanessa and we are looking forward to her sassy good looks and creating perfect pictures!
“Who knows? Perhaps this is the start of a beautiful friendship,” says Vanessa!
If you’d like to opportunity to shoot with Vanessa, make sure to book your spot at the Shoot the Centerfold Seminar/Workshop in Miami Beach, happening October 13-14, 2012.