Metal Music Midwest Interview

Erica Furness – Feature Model #24

By Artemortifica | PDF Article | Metal Music Midwest
Tue., May 21, 2013 | 3 min. read.

   “Very happy to introduce all my readers to Erica Furness, model, performer, actress and make up artist.”

Photog: Laura Dark Photography
Jewelry: Atelier Gothique
Wardrobe: IVY’s Custom Corsetry
MUA: Makeup Vamp
Hair / Model: Erica Furness
Location: Columbus, Ohio

   1- “What inspired you to do modelling? Was there a point early in your life that sparked your interest?”

   “It all kind of happened by accident. I am a make-up artist and had been asked if I would be interested in modelling while I was doing make up on a few shoots and runway shows. I gave it a go and really enjoyed it.”

Photo by: Kindred’s Muze
Model/Make Up by Erica Furness

   2- “You have dark elements to your style, was there an event or moment that made you decide on your style?”

   “When I was little I would have to say my idols were Catwoman and Elvira. I can’t tell you why or where the draw to that look came from. It has just been that way as far back as I can recall. I remember seeing someone with a mohawk when I was about 5. I was fascinated, and thought it was so neat. Regardless of the rude comments others were saying.”

Photography: Laura Dark
Jewelry: Atelier Gothique
Dress: Futurstate
Makeup: Deanna Roberts
Hair/Model: Erica Furness

   3- “Name some of your favourite music or bands?”

   “That’s a loaded question. My musical tastes are all over the map:
David Bowie, Bauhaus, Cradle of Filth, Portishead, Alice Cooper, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, G’n’R, The Sex Pistols, Mötley Crüe, Misfits, Kate Bush, MegaDeth… The list goes on and on.”

Photo: Firemate Photographic
Latex: Jane Doe
Hair: Spellbound Hair Design
Model: Erica Furness

   4- “Name some of your accomplishments or highlights of your career so far?”

   “I have been lucky enough to work with so many talented photographers, designers and models it’s hard to say. I always love shooting ads for Atelier Gothique. I am a big Northbound Leather fan so being the poster girl for their annual kinky cruise for 2 years in a row, and current posters girl for their monthly fetish party is a real honour. I just walked the runway at |FAT| week (Fashion Arts Toronto) 2013 for my fourth year in a row. I always have so much fun working there.”

Photo: Rhett Morita (
Designer: Asphyxia (From the Blush & Alabaster line)
Hair: Martha M Onoxide
Make Up: Blonde Moxie Makeup
Model: Erica Furness

   5- “Do you enjoy regular photoshoots? Or ones where you get to play a character?”

   “I enjoy all different kinds of photoshoots.”

Photo by: Ian David Grindall
Model/Make Up: Erica Furness
Rope Work: David Itto
Tail: Neko Gray

Photo: Kindred’s Muze
Model/Make Up/Stylist: Erica Furness

   6- “What other interest do you have besides modelling?”

   “I am a professional performer and member of a circus troupe called IlluminAir Entertainment. I am a fire dancer / spinner specializing in fire staff, fire fans, fire fingers, and fleshing (trails of fire across the body and lighting the tongue on fire), a bed of nails artist and a human pin cousin and so on. I also work as a background actor for film and T.V.”

Erica Furness spinning fire staff

   7- “Are there any significant projects or events you are looking forward to in the coming months?”

   “I just did a shoot that will be coming out in a magazine sometime soon. I am also looking forward to modeling for Anatomic Latex at Torture Garden Toronto 2013. This will be my fifth time modeling at this event so I am rather excited.”

   8- “If someone is interested in hiring you (modeling agency, bands, producers, etc..) where is the best place to get a hold of you?”

   “If anyone is interested in booking me or even taking a look at more of my work please visit
I keep my facebook up to date with any photos from shows and shoots so come say hi to me at Erica Furness FB
You can also tweet with me at Erica Furness Twitter