By Tom Peaks @MrPeaksNValleys
We are delighted to have one of our longtime favorites, Jordie Caskey, return to modeling. Today he’s in a brand new shoot with LA-based lens master, Adam Washington who photographed Jordie at a studio in downtown LA.
Blue-eyed, brunette Jordie has lived in LA since 2012 and is originally from rural Jonesboro, Louisiana. He has a degree in business management from the University of Louisiana in Monroe.
It was his boyfriend, recording artist/author Simon Curtis who lured Jordie to LA. They celebrate their 6th year together this year.
Jordie serves up genuine southern charm; fans find him to be sweet, reserved, polite and always stunning. He sometimes lets his alter ego speak in the images he produces.
Be sure to follow the “new” Jordie on his social media platforms listed at the bottom of the page.
Enjoy Sweet Southern Charmer: The Return of Jordie Caskey – Images by Adam Washington:
Welcome back to the world of modeling, Jordie. Tell us why you went on hiatus?
Thank you! It feels amazing to be back. I initially thought it was going to be a permanent retirement. I had found myself shifting and growing spiritually and emotionally. During this transition, I began to see the dysfunction in my relationships with certain photographers.
I also had toxic thought patterns and periods of depression associated with self-doubt and comparison.
But eventually, I got tired of hiding. I could no longer ignore the call, and I was ready to shine. The timing felt right, and I knew that I learned the skills necessary to navigate it differently.
What have you learned from your previous years in modeling that you can apply to this new effort?
I’ve really learned so much. I’ve learned to trust my intuition without doubt. I’ve learned that I don’t need anyone else to determine my worth for me because I’m valuable af.
“I’ve learned that I deserve to shine without guilt.”
I’ve learned that vulnerability is not a bad thing and that I can accept help from people who are able to give it.
I’ve learned that I don’t have to please everybody because people are allowed to have their own opinions of me. I’ve learned the importance of staying true to myself.
I know you’re very artistic. How goes does it feel to create an image, an illusion? What is your process?
It’s very much about channeling an energy or a character based on the dynamics of the shoot. When I have a full vision of the set, the clothes, the photographer’s style, etc. I’m able to put the pieces together and get into character. It’s like living in a fantasy or being someone else for a few hours.
You understand the business aspects of modeling & marketing as well … sex sells! When I look at the male side of modeling compared to just 5-10 years ago, a few things have changed. One is social media is now mandatory. Two is the imagery of men is far more risqué. How do you feel about objectification of men (and not just women) in photography?
“I think the brilliance of social media is that it allows model’s personalities to shine now.”
Models now have an opportunity to have a voice instead of only looking pretty in pictures, and this makes it more difficult to be objectified. It definitely still happens, but the more people we have expressing themselves, the less room there is for objectification.
What are some new goals for you into your second time around modeling? Videos? Acting?
Yes, definitely videos and acting. I am planning to take some acting classes and branch out into that world. I want to think bigger than LA this time around and travel to work with brands and photographers across the globe.
“I’m very open to working in London or Milan or Paris. I want to take it to the next level.”
Tell us about your shoot with Adam Washington? What was it like to collaborate with him?
Working with Adam was great! He was very efficient and professional. He gave me great direction when I needed it and was really easy to work with. I hope to work with him more.
Who have been some of your favorite photographers to shoot with? Why?
I loved shooting with Scott Hoover. He’s just super nice and has shot some of my favorite photos of me. I also always enjoy working with Josh Williams.
Since the first time we shot in 2012, we clicked and have always collaborated effortlessly. Joseph Sinclair, Brian Kaminski and Darren Tieste were all great as well.
Who are a few male models whom you find sexy?
David Gandy is a big inspiration for me. I like Eian Scully’s look a lot as well.
So, update us on what’s new with you and longtime boyfriend, Simon Curtis?
Simon and I are great! We moved into our first place together without a roommate. We have two dogs and a cat who are all the cutest.
Simon is currently writing his second book and recording new music, so we are both working creatively on our own projects. Big things are happening for both of us.
PnV Flash Bulb round. Short, quick responses to random stupid questions! Go!
–Best place to visit in Louisiana that isn’t called New Orleans?
–Best current female musical diva? Best diva from yesteryear?
So many. Britney, Ariana, Celine, Madonna, Beyonce, Kylie.
–Least accurate stereotype about the South? About LA people?
That everyone is stupid; that everyone is stupid.
–2 physical features that you get the most compliments on that are not located on your beautiful face?
Abs and arms.
–What 2 celebrities don’t you get?
Any celebrity that uses their fame to prey and abuse others instead of acts of kindness.
–Dream candidate for President in 2020?
Someone with compassion and integrity.
–Let’s domesticate. Your favorite type of household item to shop for?
–If you wanted to go streaking and didn’t mind if you got arrested, where would you streak?
Haha I would mind if I got arrested.
–Name a retro fashion that you wish would make a comeback?
–How many squats do you do in a typical week?
About a hundred.
–Favorite childhood cereal?
Cinnamon toast crunch.
–3 elements of a romantic night out?
Laughter, a great view, and delicious food.
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