I never really thought I could model until Justine Joli suggested it to me. With her guidance I ended up working with Andrew Blake and Holly Randall for my earliest shoots. I figured if greats like that wanted to shoot me I might have a future in modeling.
What are your favorite types of outfits to model in?
I love to play dress-up. It's my favorite thing about modeling. I particularly like wearing latex and expensive lingerie.
How did you get interested in adult entertainment?
I think everyone is interested in adult entertainment in one way or another. I just decided to make a career out of it. I've been fascinated by naked bodies and human sexuality my whole life, the work I do is a very natural fit for me.
You've worked in many aspects of the industry in front of and behind the camera, do you think that gives you an advantage?
It absolutely does. Having a producer’s perspective let me look at myself and my career objectively and see myself as a booker, photographer, producer would. I've also been able to manage my career with very little help from agents or managers because of all the contacts I've built up over the years.
You're a self-proclaimed nerd, how did you get interested in geek culture?
I've always loved to read. In school I spent recess in the library, never played sports. Because I was so anti-social I was put into theater programs. Theater kids aren't cool. I think a childhood like that breeds geeky-ness.
And what are some of your favorites in that genre?
I read a lot of comic books. My favorites are by Warren Ellis, particularly FreakAngels, Ignition City and Transmetropolitan. I'm also a huge Garth Ennis fan, Preacher is amazing, and I eagerly await each trade of the Boys.
In longer format I love the work of William Gibson and I've been reading the Mercedes Lackey Elemental Masters series. Someone to Watch Over Me by Patricia Sullivan is one of my favorite Sci-Fi books of all time and the best recent release I've read is The Windup Girl, amazing.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do love my Top Gear, which is nerdy in its own way.
You write a column for Penthouse, how did that come about?
Can we expect to see more writing from you in the future?
That's a tough one to answer. I find writing very challenging, but I love the challenge. I don't think I'll be writing the great American novel at any point, but I'll keep writing articles and content if people keep asking. I'd love to do something with comic book reviews.
Do you think pinup and fetish are becoming part of the mainstream culture?
There is documentation of pony play that goes back to the ancient Romans, odalisque paintings have been popular for centuries and in our museums nude carvings that go back to ancient civilizations.
In more recent years you see the pin-ups Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable plastered all the planes and walls of servicemen fighting in World War II. The first atomic bomb tested after that war was inscribed 'GILDA' in reference to Ms Hayworth's most iconic roll. A few decades later you have the most popular episode of Charlie's Angels being "Angels in Chains." Flipping through any fashion magazine today you will see depictions of fetish being used in advertising and celebrities and high fashion models posing as pin-ups. These are just a few random examples, fetish, pin-up have always been a part of mainstream culture and I don't see that changing anytime soon.