Beyond The Lens – Connecticut photographer, actress and model Jade Soto filled us in on all the information we needed in our recent interview earlier this week. I contacted the model over the weekend and told her I was interested in doing an interview with her. After she agreed I wrote up a couple of questions and sent them to her shortly after. She sent me back all of her responses on Monday afternoon.
I have been interested in interviewing the model for quite some time but didn’t really have the chance to get the ball rolling on it. I’m glad I was finally able to make time to interview her. She definitely deserves it!
~*~*Beyond The Lens /w Jade Soto*~*~
Internet Hollywood: Hey Jade! I’m super excited to have our very first interview together. I knew you for quite some time and felt the need to reach out to make this possible. Before we begin, could you let our readers know a little about yourself and what you do?
Soto: Hey Justin, absolutely, I’m excited to answer your questions! I’m a CT based actress, model and photographer.
Internet Hollywood: What is it about acting that lit the heated emotion inside that drove you to chase after your dreams of being an actor and has the journey been hard this far?
Soto: When I was younger, I loved playing make believe and inventing my own world. That part of me has stayed over the years and is why I love taking photos. You can take a photo in a parking lot, but fill the camera frame with leaves and a flowing dress and create a new world for the camera to record. The same with acting. Everyone on set works together to invent characters, a storyline and an environment. Yes, so far it’s been difficult – a lot of costly travel and auditions, and not much return. But I’m still at the beginning, it’ll be worth it.
Internet Hollywood: When did photography become a huge influence in your life to the point you started trying it out and what was the first camera you bought?
Soto: My interest began when I was a kid. My dad and aunt both had cameras and took photos, so I thought it was cool and I’d play with their cameras sometimes. However, it wasn’t until last year that I took a real interest in it. I’m not sure exactly what spiked my interest, but I picked up my dad’s old camera and started shooting. At first, I didn’t enjoy it much and just liked the idea, but it grew on me and now I absolutely love it.
Soto: Portraiture! I love taking portraits. I’d like to get into studio fashion photography, so I’ve started studying light setups for that kind of work.
Internet Hollywood: What does a person need to possess for you to work with them?
Soto: Well, if it’s a TF shoot, it needs to be someone whose work I respect and the shoot needs to be mutually beneficial.
Internet Hollywood: What are some of the projects that you are working on?
Soto: Acting – auditions, lots of auditions! I’m also going to look into representation on the West Coast. Photography – I plan on shooting some editorials over the next few months and submitting them for publication.
Internet Hollywood: After achieving your ultimate goals do you settle down or branch off into other ventures?
Soto: Branch out of course! There’s so much to discover in this world. I don’t plan on settling anytime soon.
Internet Hollywood: Last question; how do you want Jade Soto to be remembered?
Soto: As a caring, successful woman who touched peoples lives and made the world just a tiny bit brighter.
Internet Hollywood: Thank you so much for the interview, Soto. Keep up the amazing work!
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Photographer: Mike Chaiken