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A couple of weeks ago I was in Austin, TX with The Hundreds crew for SXSW. Aside from checking out the town and some great live music, I was also interested in seeing the women, in front of my lens, that is. Now I don’t know anyone in Austin, but I did have wi-fi on my plane ride, so through my social media accounts I was able to blast out the news that I would be in Texas for a few days, and that anyone who wanted to shoot should e-mail me. Fortunately for me, I got a pretty good response, one of which was from Jessica. She expressed her eagerness to model for me, and I was already setting up my first shoot before I even landed.

After getting settled in and checking out the house we were staying at, which would serve as my shoot location over the next few days, I had the opportunity to hang out with Jessica the day before we were scheduled to work together, just to get to know her a little bit. I was immediately drawn to her look, especially her eyes. We met up at the Fader Fort and strolled around town, just talking about life and work and what not. Meanwhile, she got stopped about four times by passersby complimenting her hair and tattoos, and asking to snap a photo with her. I had a good feeling about the upcoming shoot. The next day she showed up at the house, and we picked out an outfit that I felt went well with the lighting, setting, and her whole vibe. She was very easy to shoot. Check out the mini-video after the photos to see Jessica in action, and get a taste of her personality.

Van Styles: So tell us the age?

Jessica: 23

What about the ethnicity?


Where were you born?


And where do you currently reside?

San Antonio,TX

Tell us some of your likes in life.

Dancing, singing, sushi, art and horror movies

And the dislikes?

Bad Grammar, bad drivers and anything grape flavored.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I wanna be on every man’s screen saver.

Care to name any influences?

Art in general along with any person who is creative and can spark inspiration.

Do you have favorite place you have traveled to?

I haven’t really traveled much, but my favorite place is home in Washington.

Name a place you want to visit before you die.


What is your current employment?

Make-up Artist and Hairdresser.

Lastly, do you have a favorite type of music?

Twerk music and indie rock/instrumentals!




Follow Jessica on instagram

video by Zach Marshall 

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