RazorCandi has been a pioneer of the alternative modeling world, and she continues to be one of the most significant personalities in the subculture. From her favorite style, which is deathrock, RazorCandi has recreated entire looks and concepts managing to cover goth, fetish, punk, steampunk and many more styles, and to each of them she added her signature and vision, creating the majestuous works of art we all know and love.
She has recently won the Best Altporn Membership site-solo girl award and the Best Punk shot award and she’s going to have a coffee table book out soon. RazorCandi has come a long way, her work is known worldwide, as she managed to be so much more than a model. She comes up with ideas, she does her own outfits and makeup for most of the time which are only a few of the reasons why her pictures and videos are unique and stunning works of art.
If you want to see more of her, she has her solo site, where the members get access to exclusive content, from the oldest photo shoots to the latest. She’s also posting pictures from different collaborations such as DraculaClothing, Pennangalan, and many others. And if you want to peek behind the curtain and find more about her lifestyle she also has a journal section on her site, where her fans can read all about her latest adventures, future plans and more. Between the way she shares so much with her fans, and her ever-creative and inspiring art, she’s definitely not another alternative model, but an iconic and inspirational artist.
After being a fan of the lovely RazorCandi for years, and being able to write about her for a year or so, I got the exciting opportunity to interview her for our magazine. So here’s the interview, which also contains details about how you can get your hands on the new coffee table book!
I’m sure there are some people out there who’d like to know more about the creative process behind a RazorCandi photo shoot or video; can you tell us more about it?
Generally most of my ideas come from a single item. I might receive a new wig or a pair of new shoes and from there I will brain storm my options, putting together ideas in my mind until I come up with some conclusive plans. Then I’ll make a quick sketch on paper, http://razorcandi.net/wp-content/uploads/DSC07682.jpg this helps me remember all the little details especially when I am packing the outfits.
You also do oil paintings, how did you get started on this art form?
I took art school as an elective in high school. I kind of had a knack for it before I decided to take the class but I really discovered my passion and love for it during that time. Alas, I followed modeling rather than painting which left me little time for practice so I never completely pursued it with full potential.
Alternative modeling has changed a lot over the last years, what is your opinion on the evolution of this whole subculture?
When I first became interested in the alternative subculture, for me, it was about the freedom of self-expression and a giant middle finger to mainstream. Now it seems mainstream has hijacked elements of the alternative fashion and have directed it more in the path of beauty and perfection. A while back when I shaved my sides and painted my face up with layers of black make up I was seen as a total freak. People spat on me in the street but now I see pop stars, models and icons shaving their sides and wearing black lipstick and it’s considered cool and hot. In a way it’s a good thing for me because it means I can just be myself and use it as a marketing tool but I also feel like I’m not really making all that much of a statement anymore. Then again, times change and people change with them. I’m sure the 80’s goths where saying the same things about us 90’s goths and so on.
What advice would you give to the models who aspire to follow in your footsteps?
This is a hard one because the modeling scene has changed so much I’m not even sure if my advice is even valid anymore. I say this a lot so I hope I don’t sound like a broken record but my advice is to be yourself, if you want to stand out you need to let your true colors show. Though with show biz and entertainment a lot of stuff is based on how well you can lie and how fake you can be but I feel true success comes from what you leave with after the show is over and the only way you’ll achieve that is by being a genuinely good person and respecting others.
You are working on a coffee table book that is going to be published by BlueBlood, can you give the fans some details about it?
The book has been a long time dream of mine. Eight years ago I sold a very small 3 volume book collection while day dreaming about the coffee table book that one day will happen and now it finally has! It’s a hard cover, 172 pages of full color with photos that span over the past ten years of my modeling career. It will focus on fashion and soft erotica.
Where can the fans purchase the book?
Extended APN Magazine Interview
This interview is an extended feature from APN Magazine Issue #1.
Now available in print and digital editions. We’re very happy to be able to offer even more coverage of the exciting AltPorn genre and all the creative people contributing to it’s exploration and artistry.