"I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve my look, to improve my style. I truly believe I can be one of the most notable male models and actors of our time."
Name: Steven Quinn
Location: Atlanta/Georgia/United States
Email Address: Stevenmichaelquinnjr@gmail.com
About: Male Model/ Actor
Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?: I'm a male model/actor currently living in Atlanta Georgia. My passion in life is acting and modeling. It is all I do. If I'm not working on set I'm looking for a photo shoot. I'm always looking for the next level not just within the industry but within myself. I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve my look, to improve my style. I truly believe I can be one of the most notable male models and actors of our time.
Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: My inspiration is my story. My past. It all started with a little darkness. I was in an incredible depression. I was 24 at the time. I had just been broken up with from an abusive relationship with someone I thought I would marry. I was living with my mother. I had a drinking problem mostly due to my job at a college bar. I was diagnosed with severe depression. I was suicidal. Until my cousin reminded me of who I was before all this. He told me he always saw me on the big screen, and on magazine. The next day I took an old friend on his offer on a photoshoot, and the pics were found by my now mother agency Ludlow Scout. I'm healthier than ever living my dream, and signed to three agencies.
What is your aspiration in life?: It is to inspire people. To remind them that their dreams our not a fantasy they are real if they choose to manifest them. I want to bring that to life in all the work I do. If it gets huge well that's great, but I want help those who have a dream.
What is the most challenging part of your profession?: Honestly checks in the mail, and the diet. The diet is just not fun. I'm from South Georgia by birth not choose, but the food is amazing and it's hard kicking the craving.
We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.: Honestly I would have to say being to nice, and letting people get to comfortorable. That's when you see their true colors. Building people up who aren't attempting to do the same for you. I highly recommend letting them go. You'll find people who truly care about you and your career and when you do you can just feel it.
When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritizing your customers’ needs?: By doing exactly what they want you to do. That's it.
Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.: I feel that I'm strategic everyday. It's always a bit tricky picking the right gig.
Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.: It hasn't been hard to persuade people, but when your growing with other artists you tend to bump heads, but when you actually do the research when it comes to the market, then I suggest it's best to present your idea. Generally though I haven't had to persuade many photographers. What I do has been working and they kind of just go with it.
Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.: Moving to downtown Atlanta and paying rent for my studio with acting and modelling money. Seriously an amazing feeling. I think I cried... by myself... in the studio haha.
How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?: 120. Because I believe with the right amount of diet and exercise, we can live for a long time. I also have an idea and how we can live forever. I'm going to write it into a novel first. Hopefully, a scientist reads it and uses the theory.
Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?: No, they just glow less.
If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?: Because we can be whoever we want to be. Crazy you ask cause I met this artist who doesn't realize she an artist today. She was talking to me about costumes and how she loves theatre and how she prepares all year for Halloween. I'm like quit you accounting job and go after your dream. It's June and you talking about October.
If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?: One is rising, and the other is giving up, they both are going through something, but viewing it differently.
Photo Credits: Drake Sweeney/ @drakesweeneyy