This week’s New Celebrity has taken art into her own hands. Tori Clark is a creative designer, director, writer, and actor known for her extravagant social media campaigns. ToriClark_BossMode often shares work that she is involved with or speaks to her, but recently she has taken her creativity to new heights. Starting in January 2021, the New Celebrity developed an astrological campaign that brought stylists, models, and photographers together to represent the twelve zodiac signs. Keep reading to find out more about Tori’s lavish photoshoot, how she views social media, and what to expect from the fiery Libra in the future!
Some diligently follow their horoscope and some do not. Tori Clark has learned from her sister that astrology can be deemed as a silly hobby, but for most, it is a way to connect with others. ”A really good way to connect with some people is to say something about them.” Tori goes on to say that something as simple as mentioning “I’m a Libra, what are you?” opens the conversation and allows you to share your knowledge, “because people like to talk about what they know”. She sees it as the perfect ice breaker because a lot of people know what their astrological sign is. “Everybody has a sign, even if they’re not interested.” A major reason Tori decided to bring her project to life was to engage and relate to new people by showing them the work that she has done.
Tori Clark began pre-production on her Astrology project in January 2021. The original plan was to do at-home shoots alone, but Tori wanted more out of the project that she could share with others. She knew it would take a village, but Tori set her mind to creatively executing the twelve zodiac signs. She began organizing outfits and ideas which led to collaborating with 9 others for the photoshoot. As the creative director, this meant putting together slideshows to pitch to others, finding budget-friendly options, and considering the suggestions of others. Tori Clark gave special thanks to everyone involved in the project, from Henry Finch and Johnny Bartlet who served as the photographers for the shoot, to the makeup and hair stylists, Denesia Smith, Yuma Bastet, and Alyssa Romano. Especially the models, VivaLaVictoria and Moriah Hart, who participated in the 4 Day Shoot where viewers watched the models transform into each sign. She thanks everyone for the hard work they all put into creating something beautiful they could all share. “Don’t think if you aren’t getting paid or you’re not getting any money, it’s not worth your time and effort. The people that give the most heart and passion and just want to be involved are the people that get the most out of it because they’re just here for it.”
She allows others to view her work on ToriClark_BossMode where she has doubled her following by posting on a cohesive feed. She has recently completed her Astrology series to follow a Seven Deadly Sins campaign from August 2020. Tori Clark prides herself on setting up themes on her profile. She sets up blocks to easily reflect on all that she has accomplished. ”It’s fun to go back and be like ‘Oh my goodness, remember when I did this,’ and it’s just a chunk of your Instagram feed. It’s like one of those memorabilia things.” Not only does the New Celebrity see this as memorabilia, but it is a way for her to present her portfolio to future partners. As Tori continues to pursue acting, she understands the importance of wearing many hats on set and how posting her projects on social media can benefit her. Tori Clark is setting herself up to further her career as a Creative Director and Actor by working on her passion projects. “Being on set is being on set.” Collaborating with her team on these tasks has helped improve her photography, set design, and lighting. In the future, Tori Clark hopes to continue spotlighting great talent and bringing along creators that have worked with her in the past. As a current member of MAC (Mentoring Artists Chicago), Tori helps sponsor up-and-coming artists in her former hometown. Find out her social media strategy and what she plans to do with her platform in tomorrow’s article!
Tori Clark is here to teach us that “it’s not an independent world”. Success comes a lot faster and greater when you collaborate and work with others. As Tori’s project wrapped at the end of April, she has been inspired to continue building on her project. She is now anticipating a calendar, watercolor portraits, and is toying around with the idea of a fine arts book. The New Celebrity who took her following from 2,000 to over 4,000 and has evolved her content into a professional portfolio that she can use to connect with others. Her biggest takeaway? Just go for it! Tori Clark would have never gotten to where she is if she did not take control of her own life. Tori knows that she is the only one that can hold her back, but the determined Libra will never let that happen!
Come back tomorrow for more of Tori’s incredible advice, tips, and tricks to promote your passion projects!