As followers and friends are aware, I’ve taken great interest in fashion modeling and shows. This has led me to meeting some truly amazing people of both talent and beauty. Model Shia Johnson and I recently did a few shooting sessions together and her notable style inspired me to share a few photos here with a short interview. She’s formally trained in modeling, pursuing other professional interests, and an interesting person in general. To follow her or book a photo-shoot please refer to the social media links after the interview.
1. What is modeling for you? Is it a passion or looked at more as a business objective?
Modeling is bodily art. It’s an expression of art through style and abstract postures. It’s a release, it allows me to be slightly vain when I’m actually very humble about my looks. When I started modeling in 2008, it was solely a passion. But now that I’m older it is a little of both. I love what I do and I enjoy every camera flash of it. If the opportunity arose to be paid I wouldn’t knock it.
2. Worldiction Arts covers the arts in general, so I have to ask: Do you have any other artistic interests and how do you think art affects ourselves and the world around us? Do people really need it?
I am a poetic. I have the lyrical vibes but I’m to shy to express it to the public. Sketching is an almost everyday thing for me. I actually sketch my designs for the new upcoming t-shirt line Queen D Styles.
3. Is there any life or spiritual philosophy that you live by?
You know I’ve never thought of it.. because just saying I’m living life is such a cliché and I definitely don’t want that. If I come up with something off the dome it’ll be “live the zen” or my favorite quote from the Disney movie Mulan, “ A flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.”
The only goals I have set for myself concerning my modeling is to be featured in a magazine or a billboard in the year 2016. And to be a paid model by the age of 25.
5. What is your favorite piece of art that you ever laid eyes on?
My most recent photo shoot with Worldiction Arts. (Scott note, while wiping a tear from his eye: “I love this girl! She has good taste!”)
Thanks Shia, my friend, for this interview and the pleasure of us creating art together. You’re a beautiful person and soul and I look forward to more collaboration opportunities together!
See the photo gallery below for a few shots from our “Earth, Water, and Shia” photoshoot!
Follow or contact Shia!
Shia Johnson on Facebook
Shia Johnson Facebook Model Page
Shia Johnson on Instagram
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Photographer: Scott Mitchell