In need of some Apnea
Dear friends, welcome to the latest issue of Sexy Riot
. I'm so very excited! Our latest issue features the infamous Apnea! We have been working months trying to lock down this interview. At first we didn't think we would get it, but after she responded to us via email we knew magic would happen! If you haven't seen her face then you have been living under a rock somewhere. You have had to seen her on print media, the internet or even in some paintings by pop surrealists and contemporary artists. Shes very good about updating her blog and personal website. This chick is on it. She has very seductive features and her photo work just pulls you in! This is huge for us to feature Apnea. We are very grateful to her for taking some questions from us. Enjoy the read folks! - Sexy Riot
You do a lot of work with your boyfriend, how does that work out?
Lately I have been doing a lot of video work with Chase. We've been shooting a full length movie together with me and some other beautiful naked ladies for the last five months in ten different states.But as far as photos go, we don't shoot as often as people assume we do. Don't get me wrong, we love our jobs, but it's still work. So we don't work when we don't have to work =P If you look on my site most of my content lately has been shot by Corwin Prescott, Dave Dawson, Steve Prue and Cynthia Davila.
How often do you do a photo shoot?
I shoot in blasts. I'll book two dozen shoots in a two week period and then take a break for a few weeks and go out and do it again. I always make sure I have enough content to update my website for a few months in advance.
If you had to give up one forever, which one would you give up and why? Sex or modeling.
I wasn't born with a primal instinct to model, so I'd give that up.
Heh, the Discovery Channel would be funny if it had shows about lions and birds modeling. Now I have that Bloodhound Gang song stuck in my head...thanks a lot, interview question. I didn't ever want to think about that song again.
You have been in many videos, which ones and how is that compared to being photographed?
I've been in way more photos than videos. I've shot for three full length movies. One was a horror movie, one was a drama and one is the erotic film Chase is making, and somehow they were all shot three years apart from each other but will probably all be coming out at the same time. I also shoot short movies for my site. Here's a preview of the last video Chase made :
I prefer being in videos. I've fulfilled my personal goals as far as photography and I'm ready to move on to my next feat.
"I can tie a cherry stem into a knot inside my mouth. With a citrus peel and a lighter I can make a fire ball. Basically I know a lot of bar tricks, and I don't even drink or go to bars."
You seem to be a muse among many artists. Who are some? Do most personally know you or just by print or computer monitor?
I quit coming up with the concepts for most of my shoots a couple of years ago. Everyone that
I have been working with lately except for some of the painters have become personal friends of mine that I talk to on a regular basis.
Tell us about your blog? Your blog is very informative and updated more often then most models…
My blog has gone through a lot of transformations. It used to just be a tab on my site that I was required to update every day, so it sucked really bad. It would be 365 entries a year, each about three or four sentences long about my cat and what I ate that day. After I lifted that rule I would only write when I felt like I had something with remotely any substance to say, so my blogs started to become stronger. Then after I started dating Chase I really got into his blog. He was a permanent blogger on Nerve and was required to post photos with every entry. I thought it made his blog way more interesting than just text so now I always try to have photos to post as well.Sometimes it will just be photos of a new set on my site and sometimes it's photos from my phone with writing. My blog has been doing very well and occasionally I'll post on the erotic blog site I co-own, FLNGS.com.
Where is your family from? Your look is unique no doubt.
The only exotic thing about being white is being white from one country of origin. Both sides of my family are very French, and my dad's side has a little English.
You did a photo shoot in the nude while in the snow, how was that…how did that feel?
Steve had ten minutes to shoot that, and that's all it took for my "Christian places" to lose all feeling. You should have seen me, running up the stairs of the apartment with latex pants around my ankles in my heels rubbing my hands between my legs praying for the feeling
to come back. A few minutes of hot water later and I was good to go.
Was it weird in the beginning going out and knowing a lot of people know what you look like naked?
I had always imagined it was more akward for the other people to know what I looked like naked.
Love your tats, tell us about the one on the middle of your chest.
Jon Glessner at Ghost Town in Old Ellicott City, Maryland tattooed my cameo. He's since then moved to Erie, PA. I collect cameos so I decided to get one permanently installed on my chest. I did a ton of research online to make sure I wasn't ripping off someone else's tattoo before I got it done and after I found nobody that had the same thing I rushed to get it done. Chase gave me the idea to put the acanthus from the dollar bill behind the lady. Glessner also tattooed my swans on my left thigh, the pinup on my right thigh and one of my favorite tattoos of Chase's . I love him and highly recommend him to everyone.
How do you feel you affect the type of modeling you do? What are you contributing to it thus far?
All I can contribute is myself. Other than that I don't personally feel like I'm bringing much new to the table, that's one of the reasons I want to work more with video because there's more room for making a mark there.
Does size matter?
According to the new airline policies on baggage, size matters a lot. That's what you meant, right?
Lounges, bars, clubs or live music venues?
I live in a small mountain town over three hours away from an airport, so that should give you an idea of how much I like the party scene. In other words, I don't like the party scene. I have social anxiety.
What do you wear to bed?
I just wear a shirt and panties. Sorry =(
You sell some clothing on your site, tell us a little bit more about that...
More merch will be coming soon, keep checking back to see the new stuff we're making.
What can people find on your official website, it seems pretty exclusive..
40+ videos and almost 15,000 photos. I've been shooting for my site since 2005 so my transformations are documented thoroughly. Weight goes up, weight goes down. Hair gets short, hair gets long. Hair goes blonde! Back to black. Hair is a normal color now? Wow and it's getting naturally long...a new tattoo here, a new one there, one being removed there...
Then there's the quality! As the industry standard of quality changed so did mine. So you can watch the progression of my wardrobe, set, photo size and quality improve over the years. And especially the videos! My newest videos blow away my old ones! My old ones are amateur, and I'm not saying that's bad, I mean that has it's charm too, but I'm very happy to have the assortment of content I have.
Is it hard to maintain friends while doing modeling?
My friends are spread out all over the country so I only get to talk to them online and on the phone but it's been easy to maintain friendships.
What are some talents that you have that most may not know about yet.
I can make an origami crane really fast out of a bar napkin. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot
inside my mouth. With a citrus peel and a lighter I can make a fire ball.
Basically I know a lot of bar tricks, and I don't even drink or go to bars. My useless talents are useless.
Do you like stripclubs?
I love black strippers so much. When I die I want to go to the Tipdrill music video.
Summer time is coming up, any plans?
I'll hopefully spend most of it in my swimsuit when I'm not at my computer! My birthday is at the end of July so I'm trying to get a fun group of people together for a camping trip in our neck of the woods.
Whats a day like with you?
It's really never the same. I have no routine. I never eat the same thing for breakfast. I travel in no particular schedule in no particular order of cities. I wake up and go to bed at all different hours. I go through phases of different music I listen to on repeat.
Favorite photoshoot to date and why?
It's a toss up between the time I shot in a petting zoo, and the time last week Megan Martinez, Cynthia Davila and I spent five hours covering all my tattoos then I got to wear Lacoste and Chanel and look like an upstanding member of society.