Jessica Cora Benson is a model with many talents, a make up artist and photographer who certainly has a creative flair.
How did you start modelling? Was it something that you always wanted to do, or did it just 'happen'?
I started modeling at the age of 16 at the same time I was also on a three year course (performing arts) I was always aware of my body language in front of the camera as I felt that besides looking good you need to be able to show the photographer what they want I felt that I could easily achieve this from my experience with acting singing and dancing, I am and was highly confident so that's when this journey began for me. I have always wanted to be a model as it involves traveling and meeting deadlines, this was another reason as I found I was good and highly motivated by these qualities.
What drew you towards alternative modeling?
I was drawn towards alternative modeling as I like to be creative different and bold I am passionate about different style and alternative looks so I found this was something I could easily get into as a model.
Do you have any fellow models or heroines who have inspired you?
Two most favourites are Victoria Murder and Dita Von tease they have a creative spark that I adore, their images never fail to impress me and they are both very strong judges of characters something that as women we should show more of and be proud to have a charisma that is simply outstanding.
What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?
Fairy tale, Dark Art, Spooky anything enchanting and mysterious love the witchcraft style (Alchemy).
What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?
Being contacted by Kerrang and doing various advertisements for businesse's through Facebook also working with a lot of influential photographer from all over the country.
How did you discover your particular interest in alternative fashion?
For me it wasn't a discovery being alternative has always been a part of me as I am always changing my fashion sense and I don't know why not because I like being different the alternative way is just a part of me something I can relate my personality too.
Are there any companies or designers that you'd like to work with?
I would love to promote rock bands be a part of your magazine and anything else that suits my personality, I like magazines, music and lots of other things that have more of an edge. I would love to work with Kat Von D maybe model her makeup range, Avril Lavigne, Victoria Murder, people who I am mainly inspired by.
What are your goals & aspirations for the future?
I am qualified in The Art of Hair and Makeup, Photography and Performing Arts I am very motivated by creativity I love being photographed as I am in my comfort zone I feel like I can do anything in front of a camera I just really want to put myself out to everyone by being all of who I am even in modeling I feel I can show my talents by being confident show my talents achieve all of who I am. My goal is mainly to be a successful person in all of my qualifications as all them I am very passionate about there's not a day that goes by where I don't try and get to where I want to be.
You can find out more about Jessica & her work over at www.facebook.com/OfficialyJessicaBenson.