Monday, March 4, 2013

The Amazing, Versatile, Tristin Vitriol

Tristin Vitriol is Asheville's Fantasy girl. Quite literally. Her modelling often involves looks and costuming that you'll only find in the most fertile imaginations and much of that is why we're featuring her in our FIRST interview of 2013.

 CGM: Your page says you do glamour, fetish, fine art, artistic, nude, avant-garde, macabre and alternative beauty. Can you describe quickly for our readers what fetish, macabre and alternate beauty modeling entails?

Photographer: Noah Park
Retouch: Gaunted
MUA: Tristin Vitriol
 TRISTIN V: Fetish modeling is modeling fetish clothing or devices that augment your body in a fetishistic manner. Fetish itself is the sexual arousal a person receives from a physical object, or from a specific situation. (why yes, I am giving you definitions) I much prefer "fact" to my opinions! Macabre is just the "darker" stuff. Images having to do with the gruesome or death. Alternative beauty, well that's a very broad area. It's generally anything not main stream still considered beautiful. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So it is very general.
Photographer: Dangerously Dolly
MUA: Molly Walsh

CGM: 2. What draws you to these types of modeling?

TRISTIN V: For fetish, I do it because the things that I model turn me on. Why not share that? Same actually goes for macabre. As for alternative beauty, I still conform to the main stream standards of beauty, I just look slightly different. I like it because it's an umbrella term. I can have my simple purple hair and piercings, or I can go all out with makeup and entirely morph my look. It's all covered.

Photographer: DayJaVUE
MUA: Courtney Vanhoy Garret
Hair: Meredith Johnson
CGM: Your work is greatly varied and some of it very creative.
Are most of your shoots collaborative or do the photographers just tell you what they want and you do it? 
Photographer: Kenny Kivett
MUA: Tristin Vitriol
Hair: Meredith Johnson

TRISTIN V: Most of the time I come up with the theme. I do almost all my own makeup and hair. And I do all my own wardrobe. My best images though, are when the photographer adds to it. Like my images with Kenny Kivett, Chris Donald and Scott Bilby. They had a lot of input. They had ideas of how they wanted it to look as well, and the combination, makes magic.
Photographer: Chris Donald
MUA: Tristin Vitriol

CGM: What sort of hobbies and interests do you have outside of modeling?

TRISTIN V: I enjoy sewing. I mostly just alter things and rig clothes, when I have time. I have an amazing dog and I spend a lot of time with him. He enjoys hiking. I like taking him to the local forests and swimming and walking with him. I'm a hair dye addict and a nerd, those totally count as hobbies to me. I'm planning on getting into performing very soon as well. And I will be incorporating my love of nerdom in with it. My love for latex is outside of my modeling. The whole reason I got into modeling was because I was online looking at buying some and my friend asked me why I didn't model it. The thought hadn't even crossed my mind! And now look where I'm at. 
Photographer: Konstant Karma
MUA: Tristin Vitriol
Wardrobe: Organic Armor

This was a short interview with Tristin.  Expect a longer one when we have a new issue of the magazine ready.  Meanwhile follow Tristin's progress as a Cult Goddess and model online:

Thanks, Tristin, for the interview and thank you to all of the talented photographers whose works are featured here.

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