"I won't do anything I know I'd regret like nude modelling, but other than that I'll try anything."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Katz, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Katz. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I'm a very creative person; I love the freedom modelling gives me to express myself. I'm not always a very talkative person, so people think I'm shy sometimes but I'm not, and I think my modelling work shows that I just like expressing myself differently, where most people express themselves by talking, I model.I left school at 13 because of severe bullying and started modelling straight away.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Katz?
My goals are to be on a magazine cover one day. Gain as much exposure as possible, and to do some phenomenal shoots in amazing and unconventional places.
How do you communicate with people Katz? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I'm always friendly and polite. I'll go out of my way to try and model as best as I can. I won't do anything I know I'd regret like nude modelling, but other than that I'll try anything.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Katz?
What I'd change would be to go freelance sooner. I was on several agencies for years and went to endless castings. I went freelance a few years ago, and it's so much easier to get booked by photographers who see your work and book you, rather than being one out of hundreds at castings. What I'd also change is not letting a few photographers pressure me into poses I wasn't comfortable with.
Who is your hero Katz, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My hero is Michael Jackson. He inspires me to keep doing what I love and expressing myself creatively even when people can sometimes make it hard for me or hate on me for it. He dealt with so much hate and rumours but never let it stop him doing the job he loved.
How important are creative education courses Katz? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
The only course I've taken is music technology because I'm also a musician. I can't say I've ever felt the need to take a course for my modelling because it just flows naturally, and I pick up what I should and shouldn't do along the course of my career and just learn from that.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
My tip to someone starting out in the modelling industry is is be your unique self, it's a selling point! If you look unique, then own it. Also, get used to not taking rejection to heart. You'll often just be one model out of a whole load of others, but one day you can get your break if you persevere.
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Photographers: Martin Creedy, Jean-Paul Harragan, Alan Bishop.