Jahlonline Studio is based in Cali, Colombia. Over the course of the past seven years, Jahlonline has cultivated a team dedicated to providing models with “the best and most timely assistance, training and comfort.” They also seek to demystify — and, thereby, legitimize — webcam work via model professionalization and training.
We corresponded with Julian Herrera, the driving force behind the studio, to learn more about the organization’s goals, its current place in the cam space and the future beyond.
YNOT: Tell us about your work in the Colombian cam space…
Julian Herrera: Jahonline is a professional studio dedicated to live streams for about seven years in the industry. Our principle goal focuses on the standardization of the industry. For that reason, we don’t worry about investing in the facilities or the qualified personal we want to hire for the multiple areas of the company. We believe that constant counseling is vital for our models’ education. That’s the way we give all the help and the elements needed for our models to maximize their efficiency.
For example, our studio has three makeup specialists and two hair stylists in charge of the image and the style of our models. We also have four photographers and a design team, which is the pride of our company. Plus this, we have eight bilingual assistants of the production area with a deep knowledge and tools for the websites we work with. We have two administrators and one systems engineer for all the support needed.
The management has a byword, which is the guide of all the decisions we make: “Quality over quantity.” This is how we convert every one of our models to a star. That’s how we saw with pride that our brand and our models’ names are mentioned in all the industry events.
How is Colombia perfect for cam?
It’s a great question. We think, given our knowledge, that we can talk about a webcam culture on our country nowadays. As a mentioned before, Colombia has stepped through a big transformation in cultural and structural ways in a short period of time. That’s the moment in which we move to give a structure to our imagination about this activity.
We have changed from unconformity to professionalism in a blink. New studios emerge and grow up, and the promoters start to invest seriously and appropriately in the industry. The results show up in record time. Plus this: there is something we can’t deny, and it’s the beauty of the Latin woman. The most important websites start to build projects with us, and the most remarkable sentence that I remember came from a Live Jasmin agent when we were talking about his visit to Colombia and his proposal for the involvement of this important website. He said that if we can produce huge earnings without training and guidance what will happen if someone take serious interest in us — and that was exactly what happened.
That’s the reason why the webcam culture on Colombia, nowadays, it’s on a consolidation process from the promoters and on an adaptation cycle from the culture in general.
I’m talking about the double moral [standard] in which we have to show myths as imaginary facts and help acceptance of the business by showing the reality of the industry, its achievements and the contributions we give to Colombian society.
Rumors describe Colombia as new live webcam hub. What do you think about that?
I think that’s a great affirmation! Colombia, it’s the new center of the webcam modeling in the world nowadays. All of us, on the way to dabble on the industry, take Romania as an example and inspiration of what is right to do. I believe that the path to perfection, however, is still a long road but we are on good directions. In a short time, we have had remarkable learning and development. In the past may, we could [show] our difference but also our evolution;
I want to take the opportunity to share with studios the opportunity to learn about us. The purpose is to intensify sisterhood ties and mutual cooperation and to see us with respect.
What does the industry (and the world) need to know about webcam in Colombia?
I believe it’s necessary to set up laws in our country that regulate the business and, in the same time, get out of anonymity and hiding this activity. It’s a common desire of the studios and models, and it will bring significant benefits for all the parties involved.
Jahlonline studios is a company focused on giving quality and professionalism to the industry by promoting webcam modeling in our country, understanding the model as a woman and understanding the respect she deserves for it. From that place, we move to take advantage of this.