Born and raised in Winnipeg , MB , Canada , Joan is a Mature Published , Professional Alternative Model , with over 20 years of modeling experience. She began amateur modeling at the age of 18 , in the Petite mainstream genre , but realized that her Gothic / Punk rock lifestyle , love of the music , culture and fashion , was her " True Self" , and made the transition to Alternative Modeling in her mid-20's.
She was also in a Punk rock band called "The Strange Neighbors" , from 1983 to 1988, singing vocals and playing keyboards.
Her love of Alt Fashion , and being in front of the camera since 18 years of age , gives her her true sense of creative expression in photographic art and modeling!
Joan's favorite modeling genres are : Goth , Punk , Metal , Victorian , Steampunk , Visual Kei, Lolita, Glam , Fashion , Cosplay ,and Fetish.
Now at age 46 , she works hard to keep herself in good shape , and plans on modeling for as long as she possibly can! : ) It is still a great passion of hers , and she loves every minute of it! She is currently a member of Goth/Industrial Band , Groit! (Keyboardist) , & a Radio Talk Show Host for TMV Cafe Internet Radio's Program , "Mental Candy"!
She is now a featured model for Alternative Models by Entity International , as well as Gorgeous Freaks , Necronos/Mutilador Models, Merciless Models, Morbidly Divine Models, & Peroxide and Garlic International Alternative Models . Soon to join DeadBabes E-Zine!
Alternative fashion sites where her photos can be found are : Ms Purdy on Etsy , Retroscope Fashions , Supervixens Boudoir Photography , Recollections, Art of Adornnment, Chicstar.com and De Poppenkraal. She will be featured this year on Hungover Empire Alternative Clothing, Blanche's Place,Atropine`s Oddities, Azrael's Accomplice Designs Website, Taissa Lada Accessories, & Gothic-Fusion Jewelry! She will also be on the cover of Bobbi Style's next CD album and Promo Video release this year.
Joan V recently won Gothic Lolita Wigs Alternative Spokesmodel Category on June 12, 2012 , and she will be modelling their wigs from 2012 to 2013!
Joan is also a classically trained musician , and plays the piano , harpsichord, pipe organ , and electronic keyboards.
Joan is available for photo shoot bookings on a flexible schedule and compensation basis! (TF included!) : )
JOAN V'S LINKS :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Parlour-An-Alternative-Culture-Magazine/203944499668066 - Dark Parlour Magazine.
https://www.facebook.com/mentalcandytmvcafe - Mental Candy Internet Radio Show, "Mental Candy".