noun || yəNG ˈhefā
Jordun Love is a professional model currently living in New York City.
Photography (above) by Risk Magazine
YJ: What’s your current hustle?
JL: My current hustle is in the fashion industry. As a model, I strive to push the limitations beyond being able to take a pretty photo. Currently I’ve been teaching myself different arts in music, design and creative direction.
YJ: Has what you’re doing now been a life-long interest?
JL: To be a model wasn’t always the life-long dream, but to inspire people through entertainment or performance art has been. Dancing was the first life-long dream that I worked towards. To see how a performance was able to bring people in a space of different emotions sparked my interest in doing things that did just that.
YJ: When did you realize you could succeed in your (current) respective field?
JL: The time I realized I was able to succeed in my field was when I put faith in myself and God with the knowledge that there’s no such thing as failure. I’ve been brung into so many spaces that I couldn’t imagine to put myself in that has everything to do with the higher power. The release of fear of failure is what made me realize I could succeed in my field.
YJ: What do you think is unique about your creative process?
JL: My creative process is pretty unique. When an idea of some sort comes into play, my first instinct is to drop what I am doing and prep the idea for execution. So I’ll do research and see who I can get on board. Most of the times I enjoy working with friends or those I’ve worked with in the past to get the idea done. Most of my creative projects include those close around me.
YJ: How do you "practice" your craft?
JL: My favorite way to practice my craft would be watching documentaries of those I admire. To see their work ethic and how they have paved their way into their fields has helped me adopt similar qualities in my craft to do better for myself.
YJ: What would you say to someone who may think that their talent is not an ideal career path?
JL: For someone that doesn’t consider their talent as an ideal career path…I would tell them to go for it. You never know how your story and life path can inspire someone else.
YJ: What’s been your favorite collaborative project thus far? And why?
JL: My favorite collaborative project thus far would be the hair story I did for Black History Month to honor great musicians such as Prince, Janet, Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dog. The thought of paying homage crossed my mind while playing their music. As soon as I had the thought, I contacted my close friends Micaiah Carter, Patrice Pugh and Jennifer Lord to make the idea come to life. We did just that! It felt rewarding to know that myself and my friends were able to come together without any restrictions and just create. It is one of my favorite shoots to this day.
YJ: What are you still looking to achieve?
JL: I’m looking forward to achieving my highest potential to be great but to also inspire more people to be just as great as they can be. I’m satisfied with just that!
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Photography (left) by MMSCENE/Hadar Pitchon
Edited by: Tyler Johnson