Fierce Magazine :: February 2011

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Kicking off our first issue of 2011, we are bringing you insane talents from our featured artists. We have model Amy DeLaCroux and photographers Kristy Leibowitz, Viktorija Pashuta, Mike Nguyen and Al Rodriguez.

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<ul><li><p>0211</p><p>v.2 i .1 FIERCEPUBLICATIONS.COM</p><p>MODELSAMY DELACROUX</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHERSKRISTY LEIBOWITZ</p><p>VIKTORIJA PASHUTA MIKE NGUYEN </p><p>AL RODRIGUEZ</p><p>IN T</p><p>HIS ISSU</p><p>E...</p></li><li><p>editorShannon Dwyer</p><p>model: Amy DeLaCroux</p><p>photographer: Out let Photography</p><p>content</p><p>KRISTY LEIBOWITZVIKTORIJA PASHUTA MIKE NGUYEN AL RODRIGUEZ</p><p>AMY DELACROUX</p><p>cover</p><p>art directorShannon Dwyer</p><p>hair : Morgan Panter</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 3 -</p><p>mua: Morgan Panter</p><p>sty l is t : Black Lotus Designs</p></li><li><p>MAGAZINEWe are FierceWelcome to Fierce Magazine. By now I am sure you get the idea... </p><p>we love this industry and the artists that take the ordinary and make </p><p>it extraordinary... the simple and make it complex... that turn vision </p><p>and imagination into emotion, into something tangibly beautiful.</p><p>If you are just a passer-bye, welcome... We invite you to surrender </p><p>your eyes to the beauty within... And, if you find yourself here with a </p><p>purpose, in need of the special talents of our artists, this magazine </p><p>will help to guide you through your selection process and put you in </p><p>contact with the right artists to realize your vision.</p><p>READYSETGOW W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 7 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p><p>Rock n Roll...</p></li><li><p>models</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 1 5 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p></li><li><p>Amy DeLaCroux</p><p>Height: 5 8Weight: 150lbs.Bust: 41Waist: 28Hips: 38Cup: GDress: 8Shoe: 9Hair color: BlondeHair length: Shoulder LengthEye color: BlueSkin color: LightExperience: 2 Years</p><p>www.modelmayhem.com/1220685</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: OUTLET PHOTOGRAPHYHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERSTYLIST: BLACK LOTUS DESIGNS</p><p>DO YOU HAVE A DREAM SHOOT? LOCATION, PHOTOGRAPHER, ETC?I d love love love to shoot wi th Shannon Brooke. Her photos are to die for.</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 1 7 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p></li><li><p>Amy</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: NO REGRETS PHOTOGRAPHYHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERSTYLIST: JESSICA HUERTAPHOTOGRAPHER: OUDAME</p><p>PREFERENCES - Smokey Eye Or Natural Tones- Black &amp; White Or Color Photo- Male Or Female Photographer- Male Or Female MUA- Heels Or Sneakers- Headshot Or Full Body- Chanel Or Dolce &amp; Gabbana - New York Or LA Fashion Week- Morning Or Night Photoshoot- Salad Or Burger</p><p>IF YOU COULD USE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF WHAT WOULD IT BE?Underestimated. Because people always assume the kind of person I am based on what I look like, my demeanor, and what other people have to say about me.</p><p>WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD TO YOU, AND WHY?My health. I watched my mother deteriorate and die from cancer, and she was not able to do the things she loved most towards the end of her life. If you dont have your health you cant fully enjoy life and others around you. If youre not feeling 100% how can you live life 100% to its fullest?</p><p>DOES YOUR CAREER AS A MODEL REQUIRE YOU TO TRAVEL A LOT? IF SO, WHERE IS THE MOST FASCINATING PLACE ITS TAKEN YOU?I live in San Diego, so most of my traveling is up to LA. The farthest Ive traveled for a shoot was to Napa, Ca. It was an 8 hour drive both ways in the worst rain storm Ive ever seen!! But it was for a magazine cover, so it was worth the trip. :-)</p><p>WHEN YOURE NOT MODELING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?My full time job I am a dental assistant, so I do that Monday through Friday. Weekends are dedicated to photo shoots, watching UFC fights, going to dog beach with my boyfriend and our dog, and getting tattoos.</p><p>HOW DOES YOUR PERSONALITY CHANGE WHEN YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?</p><p>Im a pretty goofy and silly person at the core, so I joke around a lot. In front of the camera though you have to be a little more sexy and have a bad ass attitude. In my real life I dont typically ooze sex appeal, haha. But its fun, because you get to be a different person in front of the camera, someone youre necessarily not in real life.</p><p>DO YOU EVER WORRY IF THE MAKE-UP ARTISTS IS USING CLEAN BRUSHES?YES! I once got a really bad eye infection from a make up artist. It was so bad that couldnt wear eye makeup or my contacts for one week, and I had to cancel a photo shoot because of it. I generally do my own makeup.</p><p>DO YOU HAVE ANY FORMAL TRAINING IN MODELING?No I dont. It just comes natural to me. Ive had a lot of photographers ask if I pose in front of the mirror or if I practice at home, and when I say no they seem surprised.</p><p>DEFINE THE WORD BEAUTY.Being comfortable with who you are on the inside and out. Not changing yourself to fit a cookie cutter mold. Standing up for yourself and your morals. Being a good person with honest intentions.</p><p>WHAT WAS YOUR FUNNIEST, SCARIEST, MOST BIZARRE, MOST TOUCHING STORY FROM A PHOTO SHOOT?I blew a tire! I was driving from the makeup artists house to go pick up the photographer. I was about to miss my freeway exit so I quickly switched lanes to get off. Little did I know there was a small concrete medium. I hit that, and it wasnt until half hour later or so that my tire got flat. I heard clunk clunk clunk. I had picked up the photographer by that time and thank God he was willing to change my tire and put the spare on! And we still shot after that!</p><p>TELL A LITTLE SECRET ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO-ONE KNOWS...I have cerebral palsy. I have a really mild case, but it affects my speech and causes my muscles to be really tight. Im not flexible because of it so doing certain poses are really hard for me to do.</p><p>DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WORD ARTIST?No I dont. I think Im creative at times, but not an artist by any means.</p><p>DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING MODELS?Be critical about who you are shooting with. Dont do a photo shoot just to do a photo shoot. Take a look at the photographers portfolio and see how they do their lighting and post editing. Think if the photos are going to portray you in the best way possible. Also, dont pose with a guitar. Thats just cliche! Hahaha.</p><p>www.modelmayhem.com/1220685To contact Amy, please visit:</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: IMAGETHEIMAGEHAIR: KIMBERLY CARLSON</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: JUSTIN LHEUREUXSTYLIST: TRULY FALLEN DESIGNSPHOTOGRAPHER: OUDAME</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: IMAGETHEIMAGEHAIR: KIMBERLY CARLSON</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: DANGER NINJA PRODUCTIONSHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERCOLLAR: BLACK LOTUS DESIGNSPASTIES/HAIR PIECE: GOTHFOX DESIGNS</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: DANGER NINJA PRODUCTIONSHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERCOLLAR: BLACK LOTUS DESIGNSPASTIES/HAIR PIECE: GOTHFOX DESIGNS</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: OUDAME</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: OUTLET PHOTOGRAPHYHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERSTYLIST: BLACK LOTUS DESIGNS</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHER: OUTLET PHOTOGRAPHYHAIR / MUA: MORGAN PANTERSTYLIST: BLACK LOTUS DESIGNS</p></li><li><p>PHOTOGSPHOTOGSphotographers</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 3 1 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p></li><li><p>MODEL: IVY TIMLIN FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTMUA: LYSE JARVISHAIR: JOEY OSOSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELDESIGNER: ALEX LONDONRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ATTENTION SPAN?Im always focused on the task at hand, but at the same time, I have a million ideas swarming through my head..</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 3 3 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p><p>Kristy Leibowitzwww.kristyleibowitz.com</p></li><li><p>Kristy</p><p>MODEL: ASHLEY CHONTOS FROM Q MODEL MGMTMUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: STACEYHAIR / MUA: MIHODESIGNER: JEAN PIERRE RAMOSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: STACEYHAIR / MUA: MIHODESIGNER: JEAN PIERRE RAMOSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>PREFERENCES - White Or Colored Back Drop- Outdoor Or Indoor Shoot- Monster Truck Or Lamborghini As A Prop- New York City Or Miami Photoshoot- Shoot For Nike Or Christian Louboutin Shoes- Male Or Female Model - Visualize Then Shoot Or Shoot Then Visualize- Better Lighting Or Background- Shoot Project Runway Or Americas Next Top Model</p><p>IF YOU COULD USE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF WHAT WOULD IT BE?Driven. I have always been able to set my goals and work towards them. I have so much passion and I never give up, no matter what troubles I go through.</p><p>DIGITAL OR FILM?I use various cameras and formats depending on what I am shooting. Film has such a beautiful quality that I love, but digital is what I primarily shoot. It has a faster turn around time, and I love being guaranteed to know I got the shot.</p><p>WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND WORK?I find inspiration from the weirdest little things, objects I find on the street, or sound bits I hear from a passerby. Living in New York City, there is never a dull moment.</p><p>DO YOU HAVE ANY FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING?I first took photography classes in high school, and then continued my education at Parsons School of Design in New York City.</p><p>HOW TECHNICAL IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?Although I was technically trained, I am not a very technical person in general. I know what I like, and I know how to achieve the look that I want. I tend totrust my gut and like to experiment with things that I find just laying around me.</p><p>TELL A LITTLE SECRET ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO-ONE KNOWS...I used to be a cheerleader. Which is probably surprising to most, because it is slightly out of character for me.</p><p>WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE YOU ATTRACTED MOST?I am attracted to projects that involve photographing other artists. When I photograph them its like both of our energies combine into one great kick ass photo. I like when things grow organically on set and we just stumble upon something and try it out and it becomes magical.</p><p>DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST PHOTO YOU TOOK THAT MADE YOU REALIZE THIS WAS WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO?It wasnt one specific image that did it for me, but I realized I wanted to be a photographer when I started to receive so much positive feedback. It felt really good to hear, and kept me driven to constantly improve my work.</p><p>WHEN YOURE NOT SHOOTING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?When I am not shooting, I am either catching up on post production work, or experimenting with new techniques. I also try to stay involved in the art world and work on my own personal projects for exhibitions.</p><p>WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF YOUR JOB?The hardest part of my job would be the pre production. I spend so much time organizing and making sure everyone is prepared and knows what they need to do on set. I usually get very anxious about everything running smoothly.</p><p>AND THE EASIEST PART OF YOUR JOB?Just taking the photo. There is so much time spent getting ready for the shoot, creating props, setting up lights. I get so excited when its time to actually grab the camera and start the shooting.</p><p>WHAT TYPE OF CAMERAS DO YOU SHOOT WITH?I mostly shoot with the Nikon D 3, but I love shooting with old film cameras for fun. I dont get to shoot with them as much as I would like to, but it is very nostalgic for me.</p><p>WHERE DO YOU SEE GROWTH IN YOUR CAREER IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?In the next five years I see myself working on a larger scale of creative projects for a variety of fashion and art productions.</p><p>HOW DO YOU INSPIRE MODELS IF THE SHOOT IS NOT GOING WELL?I tend to be a relaxed type of person. Usually people feel comfortable around me, but if they do start to tense up, I try to get them to relax and breath.</p><p>Sometimes people are not even aware that they are making a certain face or sitting in an unflattering way. I like to show them a frame or two so they can understand what needs to be adjusted.</p><p>DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS?My advice to any aspiring photographer is to keep shooting all the time and stay focused on your goals. Be persistent! Try to learn something from every situation.</p><p>www.kristyleibowitz.comTo contact Kristy, please visit:</p></li><li><p>MODEL: KELSEY CLOSE FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTMUA: LYSE JARVISHAIR: JOEY OSOSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELDESIGNER: ALEX LONDONRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: COURTNEY ERICSON (LEFT) AND ASHLEY CHONTOS (RIGHT) FROM Q MODEL MGMTMUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACHAIR: MAURICIO CIFUENTESSTYLIST: LUCY SUTHERLAND KNAUSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: STACEYHAIR / MUA: MIHODESIGNER: JEAN PIERRE RAMOSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: KELSEY CLOSE FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTMUA: LYSE JARVISHAIR: JOEY OSOSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELDESIGNER: ALEX LONDONRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: COURTNEY ERICSON FROM Q MODEL MGMTMUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACHAIR: MAURICIO CIFUENTESSTYLIST: LUCY SUTHERLAND KNAUSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: ASHLEY CHONTOS (LEFT) AND COURTNEY ERICSON (RIGHT) FROM Q MODEL MGMTMUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACHAIR: MAURICIO CIFUENTESSTYLIST: LUCY SUTHERLAND KNAUSRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: LINDSAY WORSHAMHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: LINDSAY WORSHAMHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: CANDICE FROM BASIC MODEL MGMTHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: LIZ TEITCHRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: ANNA FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: LIZ TEITCHRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: ANNA FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTMUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: SAM MAEHAIR / MUA: MARI SHTENDESIGNER: VIKTOR LUNARETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: SAM MAEHAIR / MUA: MARI SHTENDESIGNER: VIKTOR LUNARETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: LINDSAY WORSHAMHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: SHINAE YOUN FROM Q MODEL MGMTMUA: LYSE JARVIS FOR MACHAIR: KRISTIN JACKSONSTYLIST: CALLIE ROTHERMELRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>MODEL: CANDICE FROM BASIC MODEL MGMTHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: LIZ TEITCHRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p><p>MODEL: ANNA FROM MAJOR MODEL MGMTHAIR / MUA: D. NICOLE FOR MACSTYLIST: LIZ TEITCHRETOUCHER: AARON CHIN</p></li><li><p>Viktorija Pashuta</p><p>MODEL: REMINGTON NELSONMUA: TATYANA SEREDKINASTYLIST: VIKTORIJA PASHUTA</p><p>IF YOU COULD USE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF WHAT WOULD IT BE?Surprising, you never know what Im going to do next.</p><p>www.pashutaphotography.com</p><p>W W W . F I E R C E P U B L I C AT I O N S . C O M - 5 7 -For advertising opportunities, please send an email to: ads@fiercepublications.com</p></li><li><p>Viktorija</p><p>MODEL: ADA YANHAIR / MUA: VIKTORIJA PASHUTASTYLIST: VIKTORIJA PASHUTA</p><p>MODEL: ADA YANHAIR / MUA: VIKTORIJA PASHUTASTYLIST: VIKTORIJA PASHUTA</p><p>MODEL: ADA YANHAIR / MUA: VIKTORIJA PASHUTASTYLIST: VIKTORIJA PASHUTA</p><p>PREFERENCES - White Or Colored Back Drop- Outdoor Or Indoor Shoot- Monster Truck Or Lamborghini As A Prop- New York City Or Miami Photoshoot- Shoot For Nike Or Christian Louboutin Shoes- Male Or Female Model - Visualize Then Shoot Or Shoot Then Visualize- Better Lighting Or Background- Shoot Project Runway Or Americas Next Top Model</p><p>HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?Professionally about a year.</p><p>DIGITAL OR FILM, AND WHY?Digital, of course. I guess, Im too young to shoot film. Dont even remember the way it looks. Hahaha.</p><p>WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND WORK?Well, where is my Oscar thank you list? My sister Anuta...</p></li></ul>