The Gypsy Shack

Member Monday: Mark Young

The Gypsy Shack
Member Monday: Mark Young

HAPPY MEMBER MONDAY!

THIS WEEK WE INTERVIEWED VETERAN TGS MEMBER AND STUNNING MODEL

Mark Young

 Zaheer Sukhnandan (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Zaheer Sukhnandan (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Tell me about yourself?

I’m from Denver and I only went to high school in Colorado, haven’t attended college yet, my birthday is October 29 and I’m a Scorpio. People say that I embody the meaning of Scorpio full on and I can never tell if that’s a good or bad thing. I am also a photographer, and I sing, act, and dance as well and would love to get into the industry in those regards as well.
— Mark Young
 Matt Alves (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Matt Alves (photographer), Mark Young (model)

How did you get into modeling?

I started modeling because I eventually want to get into acting and I knew that modeling was a good place to start. I was also a photographer for a few years before I started modeling so it was very easy for me to connect with other photographers and models to start out. I also fell in love with the art and emotion that becomes a photo when you model.
— Mark Young
 Adam Washington (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Adam Washington (photographer), Mark Young (model)

 How did you find out about TGS? 

I hit Alex up last March before she had the launch party of TGS simply because I wanted a good model to shoot with while I was on my trip to California, I was looking for apartments to eventually move out here (which I did) but then she mentioned her agency launch party to me which I attended and it went from there!
— Mark Young
 Zaheer Sukhnandan (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Zaheer Sukhnandan (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Why’d you join? 

I joined because I had seen it grow since the beginning and saw what Alex was creating so when she asked me to apply I didn’t hesitate.
— Mark Young
 Alex Casillas (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Alex Casillas (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Where do you get your inspiration from? 

I get inspiration for modeling from editorial styles and models who have diverse looks and styles, models who are able to do anything from fitness to lifestyle to editorial.
— Mark Young
 Maverick McConnell (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Maverick McConnell (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Favorite 'asthetic', theme, or look when shooting? 

my favorite aesthetic has quickly become studio work with controlled lighting and wardrobe and makeup. If it’s art we are trying to create, it’s amazing to be able to control all the variables although shooting on location can definitely give the same effect.
— Mark Young
 Natalie Dunn (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Natalie Dunn (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Do you have other creative friends you like to meet up with / brainstorm with?

Being part of the collective gives me endless access to other creatives and also the friends I have made outside the agency are important to keep me creating and pushing myself.
— Mark Young
Zaheer Sukhnandan (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Most interesting story revolving around modeling? 

....maybe I do have an interesting story pertaining to a photoshoot....they have been really cool and creative and I haven’t had to deal with any creepy photographers but there was a shoot that I was on where I was modeling on a street in DTLA and a 50 year old dude full-on picked me up as a joke and my makeup artist and stylist both started screaming at him and threatened to call the police! That was amazing that they supported that but it was also a bit of a funny story to tell because that’s what I mention when people ask if I’ve ever been harassed!
— Mark Young
 Aditi Harish (photographer), Mark Young (model)

Aditi Harish (photographer), Mark Young (model)


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