Iconoclastic, musical and independent. Meet Tom Green of Q Management.
Interview with Tom Green
Q:Tell us one random thing about yourself.
I spent a lot of time singing with my mum growing up, so I know the words to every Diana Ross song.
I know the words to every Diana Ross song.
Q:When did you realize you wanted to become a model?
It has never been an aspiration, but I’ve always enjoyed being on stage, so I guess it’s always been there to some extent.
Q:What is the favorite piece of clothing you’ve ever owned?
My 1970s US Air Force leather jacket. It’s falling to pieces but I’ll never throw it out. In fact, I still wear it every day.
Q:On your day off, what are you most likely to be caught doing?
Watching Game Of Thrones in bed. Or I’ll be playing music with friends.
Q:What’s going through your mind during shoots / shows?
This completely depends on what I’m wearing!
Q:Who are some of your favorite designers now?
I don’t really wear designer clothes, so I couldn’t say.
I mainly shop in vintage stores.
Q:What do you believe makes a great look?
Q:Do you consider yourself an artist or the art? Why?
I think the best results in fashion photography are born out of a good working relationship between the model and photographer, so I guess a degree of collaboration is involved. I wouldn’t consider myself an artist, though.
Q:What’s your favorite part about the profession?
Having the opportunity to travel and meet interesting and creative individuals.
Q:What advice do you have for aspiring models?
Treat it as a profession, and try to keep a positive attitude.
Q:What do you like best and dislike most about the modeling industry?
It’s a superficial industry, but with the right perspective there’s a lot to enjoy about it.
I love film and photography and you get the chance to meet a lot of people with really great ideas and creative visions for shoots, so it can be really exciting and inspiring at times.
Q:How would you define your personal style?
I look up to a lot of 1950s and ’60s American actors and musicians, so I suppose that’s a big influence on what I choose to wear.
Q:What are some of your fashion goals? Life goals?
My goal is to keep pushing myself to do new and creative things.
I’d love to find success in the arts, as I play in a band and direct.
But I don’t have any set goals – I find these restricting.
Q:Where do you get your inspiration?
My family and close friends. They motivate me more than anything.