The Gypsy Shack

Member Monday: Toria Webber

The Gypsy Shack
Member Monday: Toria Webber

HAPPY MEMBER MONDAY!

 

THIS WEEK WE INTERVIEWED THE DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS MODEL

 

T O R I A

Webber

@jonthephotographer (photographer)

Tell me about yourself?

I’m from a small town in Pennsylvania called State College. The town basically revolves around Penn State University so the most exciting things to do there are go to football games and frat parties. So naturally, I had to leave as soon as I got the chance. I moved to LA to go to FIDM which I graduated from in June 2017! My birthday is February 26 and it’s my favorite holiday. It’s at least a 3 day long celebration every time! I’m a Pisces and I think I 100% reflect that. I’m such a dreamer, hopeless romantic, and very empathic. I actually love astrology and ask almost every person I meet what their sign is. I used to absolutely hate being tall. I would slouch when I walked and pop my hip out when I stood so I’d look shorter. I refused to wear heels ever, even at my highschool prom. It’s only been the past 2 years that I’ve really embraced my height and realized that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being tall and now I wear heels almost every day!
— Toria
 Laurence Tan (photographer)

Laurence Tan (photographer)

What made you start modeling? 

I’ve always known I wanted to be in front of the camera ever since I can remember, but my mom was the one who pushed me to actually pursue modeling. She helped sign me up to go to a scouting event when I was 13 and I ended up finding an agency through that and started traveling to NYC for work!
— Toria
 Katie Winkenhower (photographer)

Katie Winkenhower (photographer)

How did you find out about Tgs?

I found out about TGS way back in the winter of 2016 when I was shooting with Katie Winkenhower and she told me about Alex who was in the beginning stages of TGS. I thought it sounded amazing so I reached out to Alex, sent her some of my work and I was welcomed to the team!
— Toria
 Adam @theadamjay (photographer)

Adam @theadamjay (photographer)

Why’d you join?

I joined TGS because I loved the concept, the vibe, and collaborating with like-minded people. When I first met Alex and she was talking about the future and what she wanted TGS to be, I loved how passionate and excited she was (and is). Her energy always makes people want to be a part of what she’s doing.
— Toria
  Natalie Dunn (photographer)

 Natalie Dunn (photographer)

Where do you get your inspiration from? 

I’ve really been inspired by the late 90’s early 2000’s lately. Britney and Paris circa 2001 give me life. I get a lot of inspiration photos from Instagram since it’s so easy to save them in different collections and organize your ideas! But I’m mostly inspired by the style and mood of different eras and right now I’m dying to shoot some late 90’s/early 2000’s style.
— Toria
 @jonthephotographer (photographer)

@jonthephotographer (photographer)

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

I’ve been shooting mostly lifestyle these days and my aesthetic typically involves the color pink in some way. But lately I’ve been wanting to switch it up a bit to a more editorial, styled look.
— Toria
 @jonthephotographer (photographer)

@jonthephotographer (photographer)

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

Alex is always my #1 person that I love to talk to when it comes to brainstorming ideas. Other than that though, I’m always working in some sort of creative environment so I’m constantly bouncing ideas around with other creatives.
— Toria
  Alex Morehouse (photographer)

 Alex Morehouse (photographer)

Most interesting story revolving around modeling? 

I’ve had a lot of interesting experiences through the years and I’m sure I’m gonna think of something more outrageous after this, but the moment that’s popping into my head right now is when I first got back into modeling in LA and I was doing my first swim shoot at 6AM in November in Venice Beach and the water was absolutely freezing. I will do (almost) anything for an amazing shot though, so I layed in the sand by the water and next thing I know a wave hits me right in the face. My hair, ears, nose, everything was full of sand afterwards but the shoot turned out great and I had a lot of fun so it was well worth it!
— Toria
 Mimi Taylor (photographer)

Mimi Taylor (photographer)


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