CEO, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Cyan was born into a family of artists and grew up around paint, photography and music. From these beginnings, she developed a life-long appreciation for the arts that eventually inspired the Zivity platform. This platform she created is a new way for artists to profitably connect directly with their fans in the rapidly changing digital media landscape.
Cyan has held many leadership roles throughout her career, from leading technical operations teams in an enterprise software company to helping women master technology as CTO of a nonprofit organization.
Chairman & Co-Founder
Scott built his career by identifying new markets and shaping innovative products for them. In 1995, he identified search engines as a significant advertising medium and invented the first products to automate marketing across multiple search engines, ultimately creating the bid-for-placement business model used by GoTo/Overture (and now Google AdWords) and serving as VP Ideas at GoTo-incubator Idealab. As an initial investor and Director at PayPal, he was a co-inventor of the ‘email payments’ product now widely used on eBay. In 2000, Scott saw opportunity in the unbounded growth of email traffic, co-founding IronPort Systems and serving as CTO. Now the market leader in anti-spam technology, IronPort was acquired by Cisco Systems for $830 million in 2007.
Hi, I'm Kitty, also known as Pirate Photography. I'm a photographer based in Lincolnshire, England. I've been shooting for about 4 years, mostly focusing on fetish, fashion, artistic nudes and conceptual portraiture. I have a day job, but I dedicate all my spare time to shooting for Zivity, because I adore this site. I love cats, Star Trek, Hello Kitty and nights in watching movies and eating pizza. I'm tall, clumsy, and I dye my hair too much. With my photography I aim to bring out the best side of the beautiful women I am shooting, I love scars and birthmarks, and would never alter a model's figure in Photoshop. I love that Zivity allows real freedom, everyone can model for Zivity, and all styles of photography are accepted. My favorite place is the forest, especially in the rain, and I dream of a road trip around the US in a 1967 black Impala shooting the amazing models I have met on Zivity, and talking to the inspiring photographers I've met on the site. I try to make my life as beautiful and artistic as possible, in as many ways as possible, from the way I dress, to my attitude and so much more. Oh, and I heart Zivity!
Not a stereotypical model, I came rather late to modelling after bringing up my family. From early childhood my parents encouraged me to be myself and to be creative, and Zivity has given me a wonderful opportunity to express myself through my modelling. One of the things I love about Zivity is that it embraces the female form in all its many different shapes and sizes, without the prejudices often shown by the media towards their ideal of somewhat anorexic-looking teen and twenty-somethings. Zivity is a site for real women, ordinary women like myself, not just supermodels. We should be proud of our femininity, our own individual beauty, and it is wonderful that Zivity gives us this unique opportunity to demonstrate our art and creativity, each of us in our own special way.
Now I would like to tell you a little about myself. I live in the north-west of England, a very beautiful part of the country. I have 5 grown-up children, 4 daughters and a son, and am very proud of all of them and the wonderful adults they have become. I am a full-time carer to my 90 year-old mother-in-law, who has lived with us for the last 3 years, since she became unable to care for herself any longer. In my spare time I love to keep fit and exercise, and go to circuit training classes 3 times a week to help me keep in shape. I also love to dance, and take weekly lessons in ballroom and latin dancing. As well as this, I love to swim and go for long country walks with my very energetic English setter, Leo. I love cooking and reading, and have a keen interest in languages. As well as English, I speak fluent French and Spanish, as well as fairly good Italian, and a little German and Portuguese.
Corwin Prescott is a traveling fine art photographer. Growing up a drummer in punk and hardcore bands he first picked up the camera to capture images from the small venues and basements of the Central Pennsylvania underground. Now he splits his time between the road where he photographs the wilderness and vast landscapes of the United and States sometimes with nude models sometimes without, and Philadelphia where he works for Uncropped Magazine, and runs a studio. His work has been featured internationally from fetish publications like Bizarre and Marquis to high fashion magazines like Z!NK.
Zephyr was born in Spain to two Navy photographers and traveled across the continental US before finally landing in Hawaii where she grew up. Having grown up in Hawaii she was exposed to a wide variety of arts, foods, languages and lifestyles. She began studying Japanese language and culture in elementary school and continued through college. She’s a Jill of all trades having done all things from Auto body repair to Zivity. Though her current specialty is in Banking she studies in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has a deep appreciation for all things female. Zephyr finds the female body both beautiful and fascinating; it is the symbol of beauty and life. She spends a lot of time dabbling in the arts as it is her escape from the world. She enjoys music, photography, painting, drawing, theatre, writing…all forms of art really. She especially enjoys taking photos of inanimate objects to highlight the things people take for granted, making industrial art out of completely recycled materials and sharpening her graffiti art skills. Zephyr takes pride in her ability to view the world in a satirical from taking tongue and cheek stabs at everything. Her wit and thinking on her toes abilities make her a brilliant add to any team and her flirtatiousness, charm and adorable ways will win your heart.
Yael Belledecandeur is a Belgian-Croatian multitasking model. She started modeling at age 17 and later appeared on several nude photography websites such as GodsGirls. Eventually she dropped her suitcases at Zivity in 2010 and became the Ambassador for Belgium a year later. Interested in gogo dancing, burlesque and the fetish lifestyle, her adventures already took her from the South of France to Amsterdam. In her free time, she likes drawing, writing, going to fetish parties and rock shows, and creating hats and jewelry made of skulls under the name Charogne. She splits her time between her hometown Liège and Paris where she finds inspiration.
Southern California Ambassador
Justice91423 is an experienced photographer living in Los Angeles, California. He has been active with the Zivity website for three years, and has won several of the contests sponsored on the site. As a Zivity Ambassador, he is enjoying helping to create buzz for the website and introducing it to a whole new group of photographers and models and contributors. He recently launched a podcast, “Zivity Close Ups,” on which he interviews models and photographs and chats with them about their work.
Mona is truly excited to be Zivity's Chilean Ambassador. She initially joined as a Model under the name of Pzychokitty, and quickly fell in love with the community. While her studies in Photography, along with her 4 dogs, keep her rather busy, she still finds the time to post sets and promote Zivity in her area. Her mind is constantly thinking about ideas for shoots (and the occasional day dream of owning a cat.) She hopes to do more traveling in the future so she can meet some of the people she's met through Zivity in real life.
OkiDokiOkami resides in San Antonio, with the hopes to relocate to Austin soon in order to further her modeling career. Okami has been glamour modeling since she turned 17. She decided to join ModelMayhem after following the work of Miss Mosh and Corwin Prescott for a few years. Right after she turned 18, Okami was asked to participate in her first nude shoot, and never looked back! About a year after she began shooting nudes, Okami was working with the photographer ThingsToLookAt and was invited to join Zivity. Okami has had the chance to really grow as a model because of Zivity, and has even had the chance to work with Corwin Prescott, who inspired her modeling career. Okami hopes to bring many new artists to Zivity and to continue spreading her art with the world.
Dekilah is a model and self portraitist. She is most inspired by classical sculpture, but finds inspiration in almost everything. She also poses for a variety of other styles including vintage, Victorian, glamour, darker works, and mild erotic art. Dekilah started out in East Tennessee where she started posing for Zivity in late 2010. She has since moved to a suburb of Detroit, MI. At the beginning of 2012 she started shooting self portraits, but still works with other photographers when she can. Zivity has played a huge part in her development as a self portraitist and she is so happy to be a part of such a wonderful community. She now regularly shoots self shot sets for Zivity. In Detroit, Dekilah is quite active in the art community assisting with shows, attending events, and promoting fellow artists whenever she can. She is also very active in a local group of erotic, fetish, and art nude photographers and models who meet up for group shooting events about three times a year. When she has free time she loves going to the zoo, as animals were her first passion, going shopping, and researching a variety of topics like historic and cultural fashion, animal color genetics, and healthy recipes. She loves to learn and especially loves trying out new things in her self shot sets for Zivity!
Jessi is a headshot and portrait photographer located in Chicago, the "Windy City." She earned her degree in Commercial Photography from Harrington College of Design. She grew up in a small, rural town of Indiana. As a child, she was a corn-fed tomboy with overzealous dreams. When asked the usual question of, "What do you want to be when you grow up?", her simple response was always, "A star." This childhood dream, as most childhood dreams do, morphed a bit over the years. Instead of becoming "a star", Jessi instead began creating them with her talents of photography and photo-editing. As an adult, she finds the utmost pleasure in helping people love themselves by exposing their true beauty and accentuating their most beautiful features. She works with new and rising models as well as people that simply want to test the waters. To Jessi, the most rewarding part of her work is to hear the reactions of her clients , whom will often say, "Wow! I didn't know I looked like that!"
Northern California Ambassador
Kealani is a model (and sometimes photographer) residing in Northern California. She has a passion for health and is a vegan and massage therapist. Discovering Zivity in 2010, she was instantly in love. The supportive community and of course the ART is what keeps her coming back. She also enjoys writing, painting, gardening, sewing bad clothes, buying pretty lingerie, and reading really good books. She has three cats, a ball python, and a pond full of fish.
Sally has always had a deep connection with the arts. Growing up she would try her hand at painting, acting, singing, piano, anything to distract from life's monotones. Not always successful, what she lacked in skill she would make up with passion. Life eventually led her in a different direction and art became a hobby, practicing whenever she had time. Having not traveled much, an inspiring trip to San Francisco would introduce her to modeling. The trip was special for a few reasons but most notably was the goodbye breakfast shared with her sister Cyan Banister. Cyan would reveal the soul of Zivity, still a young project, to Sally. It would be a community, different from anything out there. "Every woman wants pretty pictures of herself!" Cyan quotes an unknown model. Sally knew this to be true. She would fly back home and begin her journey.
Mike (aka MFarring13) got into photography after getting laid off as a mechanic (for which he was very happy for). He found that the camera was the one medium he had been looking for his whole life to express his creative side (since he cant draw or write music to save his life). He spent day and night learning the craft, and still does. Mike is currently a full time stay at home dad, and a full time photographer in his spare time. He got into Zivity and loved that it was a perfect outlet to explore his creative side and work with others that also desire to do the same. Mike's main focus (other than coming up with corny photography puns in his bio) is on Zivity creating sets, but also has a passion for doing landscape photography and working with musicians and bands doing promo work. I work with digital and analog mediums (ie Digital cameras and film), and self taught myself how to develop my own film and make prints. Music has been a big inspiration in MFarring13's work. Growing up as a teenager, images of rock bands in magazines to their music videos, played a big part in what Mike thinks is "Awesomesauce". Zivity has been, and will continue to be, a wonderful place for people like MFarring13 to be as creative as possible in creating Awesomeness.
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