Monday, March 28, 2011

BLISS TALKS WITH OOCELOT


BLISS:  You are a natural in front of the camera. What do you like most about modeling? 

OOCELOT: Modeling is more difficult than I though. It let me meet amazing people but what I like the most is being naked in front of the camera.  

B: When did you first start modeling? 

O: I got my first assignment under MCS Photography's camera in 2009. 

B: What do you consider to be your best physical feature? Is this also your favorite feature? 

O: I think my best physical feature is my body, but my favorite one is my smile (laugh).

B: The assumption is that when a person looks the way you do, they are completely happy about everything, but in many cases, the model sees himself differently. If you could change 3 things about your appearance, what would they be and why? 

O: hmm!... Well, There is two things I would change... my nose because I think is a little out of proportion to my face, my freckles on my back because it is to distracted, and my height... I'd like to do runways. 




B:  Your physique is impressive. Is it from the gym, natural or from sports? 

O: Thank you for the compliment. I'll say 30% is natural, 30% is gym, and 60% eating healthy.

B: That’s 120%! But I get what you are saying. LOL. Do you have to watch what you eat to maintain your shape or are you one of the lucky ones who can eat almost anything you desire? 

O: Actually, I eat everything I want but in small portions. I don't like nothing fried, but I have to watch myself with sweets, my passion.

B: I am still surprised, believe it or not, when I meet models who have these amazing physiques and I discover that they are smokers or drinkers. Do you have any vices? 

O: hmm!... Let me think... sex..., sex,... and... sex, and maybe sex.

B: You live in Miami and I’ve noticed that there are quite a few Latino models emerging from Florida, but not enough from other areas of the US. Do you think Florida is the best place for Latino models to get recognized? 

O: South Florida is the preferred destination for Latin America. It doesn't surprise me that it is the best place to find potentially Latino models.

B: In general, I feel there is still a lack of ethnic representation within the industry. Do you think this is changing or are there still opportunities not offered? 

O: The world is getting easy reachable thru internet, so people are getting tired of the conventional standards. They want see new things, new interests. I think there are many opportunities today.

B: Your body proportions are perfect. When I look at your images, I always assumed you were at least 6’. How tall are you exactly? 

O: Lol!  Thank you again for the compliment... I am 5' 7". 

B: You’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing photographers, including Mark Henderson of Edendale Studios. What was that experience like? 

O: Mark is awesome professional. He is very meticulous, creative and a great person to work with. He made me feel in home from the beginning... It was a lot work and time consuming. It was so cold outside that we have to wait until to shoot. 

B: You posed nude for Mark, and have done so for other photographers as well. I assume you are completely comfortable with being naked in front of a camera. Is this true? 

O: Absolutely true... I love be naked in from of the camera. 






B: Were you always interested in posing nude or is this something that evolved over time? 

O: Yes, I am...  over time only.

B: I have heard the experience described as liberating by many models, but can you tell us what your first nude photo shoot was like and how you were feeling? 

O: This is not a easy roll for many models. It is a "taboo" for many of models. There is nothing more natural than a human nude. That is the way we born... I got a hard-on when I saw my first nude! LOL!

B: You also do not shy away from full arousal in some of your images. How does posing with an erection differ from a standard nude photo shoot, and how do you maintain that state? 

O: It is more difficult than a standard nude shooting. I have to use a lot concentration. In other words, it is like workout in the gym with an erection. Sometimes I get some awkward postures that it makes it difficult so you need some stimulus... it goes back to my hand!   


 
B: The answers have been almost evenly divided when I ask models if they find the experience of shooting erotic images to be erotic in itself. Do you feel aroused during these sessions or is it something that you have to work up to? 

O: Yes, I feel totally aroused doing it. 

B: How far are you willing to go for a photo shoot? Would you show ejaculation or penetration? 

O: I love challenges. Everything is possible in business.

B: One of the themes that we always explore with models and photographers in BLISS is their view on the difference between what defines art and what pornography is. Do you think all images that have explicit sexual content are pornographic? What is the difference between the two mediums, in your opinion? 

O: People's taboos will see pornographic to anything associated with nude and eroticism. I think when sexual content doesn't involve art work it becomes an entertaining business (pornographic).  

B:   All the nude images I’ve seen of you were solo. Would you pose nude with another male model? 

O: Sure! 

B: Nudity seems to be the one barrier many models either choose to explore or tend to shy away from. You’ve broken that boundary already, so can you tell me what type of image you would like to do that you have not done yet? 

O: I would do any assignment... Let's people decides what they want to see.




B:  Your port showcases many different sides of you. If I asked you to pick 3 images that were the best representations of your personality, which would you choose? 

O: See attached

B: Do you have a favorite photographer that you’ve worked with so far? Is so, why? 

O: Oh!.. wow!... It is a difficult answer... Let me explain it this way, I love to see my work from different point of view, so my favorite photographer is the one I have worked with.

B: Are there any photographers on your wish list that you hope to work with in the future? Is so, what is it about their work that appeals to you? 

O: Those could add impact images to my portfolio. 

B: Off all the shoots you have done, which one stands out in your mind as being the best experience? 

O: All my shoots have been a unique experience so I cannot pick one that is the best. 

B: Let’s flip that and ask about your least favorite experience and what made it so. Obviously, you don’t have to give names, but can you describe the shoot? 

O: It was two days of shooting. I have to get a lot hard-on during the shooting so when we finished I got "blue balls". 










B:  We photographers often gain inspiration from the work of our peers. As a model, are there any other male models that you admire or emulate? 

O: Turk Mason, Chris Rockway, Luis S., Peter le, Michelanglo Corleone, R Luis, etc.

B: What is the biggest misconception you think people have about male models? 

O: "They sleep with anyone".

B: What about nude male models? 

O: "Pornography is the easier way to make money"

B: Many of us like to know the person within the image and not just admire the beauty. What are the 5 things you value most in life? 

O: Freedom, honesty, humility, forgiveness, friendship and peace.

B: Your Model Mayhem profile only shows a fraction of all the images you’ve done. What is the best way for photographers or other people interested in working with you to get in touch with you and see your work? 

O: Sending a message or email.

B: What are you most proud of, thus far, and where do you see yourself in 5 years in terms of your modeling? 

O: I would like to be an inspiration for those still haven't made a decision to be part of this awesome business.

B: You may not realize it, but you have quite a few fans among the admirers of male imagery. What would you like to say to them? 

O: I am who admire them more to stop by my images and contemplate them without any prejudices... Thank you so much for all your support!  


B: What’s next for you in terms of modeling? 

O: I am going to do a shooting about nude and nature. Also there is a project of some creative nudes... I hope you like them.

B: Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for us. 

O: Thank you very much. I really appreciate let me be part of Bliss Magazine. 

©2011 - Sean Dibble

Photo Credits:
Christopher Hall
www.modelmayhem.com/433671

Michael Kilgore
http://studio4496.deviantart.com/

www.modelmayhem.com/12269
Mark Henderson

http://www.edendalestudios.com/

www.modelmayhem.com/30725
David Arnot
http://www.david-arnot.com/

www.modelmayhem.com/1005676
GLiMPSe visual
http://www.glimpsevisual.com/

www.modelmayhem.com/21476

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