Photography by Sergei Rodionov
MUAH: Ladonna Stein
Latex: Baby Loves Latex
Location: Red Light Lounge
Angela Ryan is a Dallas, Texas-based model and burlesque performer. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #16. Print copies can be purchased here.
Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?
Angela Ryan: I was born in Dallas, TX on July 7th. I’m a Cancer with a Taurus moon and Taurus rising, born in the year of the monkey.
Sinical Magazine: What was the first fetish/or alt. magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?
Angela Ryan: I began reading Skin Two in high school and it highly influenced me. The work of Bob Carlos Clark, Steve Diet Goedde, and Cristophe Mourthe made me want to become a fetish model.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in alt modeling?
Angela Ryan: My first official photo shoot was in 2000, it was a topless bondage shoot. There was no easing into the scene with me; I just dove in head first. And I’ve never looked back.
Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?
Angela Ryan: Creativity with styling and wardrobe and willingness to do their own thing and not just follow the crowd.
Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Angela Ryan: To me, I’m a stickler for details in makeup, hair, and wardrobe. I think it’s also important to work with a photographer who has a vision as well.
Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during one of your shoots?
Angela Ryan: I have a great story that involves both of us. Once we were shooting bondage clips at my dad’s house while he was out. Courtney was tied up naked on the floor with a gag in her mouth while I was filming. Without warning my Dad comes in through the front door and sees us and says nothing, just heads straight upstairs. We were freaking out not knowing how he would react. He then came downstairs in red leather pants and asked Courtney, who couldn’t talk because of the gag, if the pants were okay for his date that evening. All she could do was shake her head no while I stood there in horror holding the video camera. He went back upstairs and put on a pair of black leather pants and left. Never mentioned it again.
Sinical Magazine: Besides being a model, you also perform at fetish and burlesque events. What has inspired some of your routines?
Angela Ryan: It can be anything. Sometimes it’s a song, sometimes it’s a costume piece, and sometimes it’s a certain theme. Inspiration comes in many forms. My “Do You Wanna Touch Me There” routine where I cut my pantyhose off myself was inspired by my encasement work with photographer Perry Gallagher and Yasmin Ling.
Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling and performing, what do you like to do for fun?
Angela Ryan: I read old Hollywood biographies and true crime. Courtney has gotten me into yoga. I love to go out with friends and dance all night long at The Church in Dallas.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Angela Ryan: My favorite bands include Jane’s Addiction, Suede, The Legendary Pink Dots, and Lana Del Rey.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have any upcoming projects or events you would like to mention?
Angela Ryan: You can find me at the Dallas Fetish Ball (Nov. 15th); I’ve been every year since its inception. |
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