1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I am obsessed with documentaries. I used to come back to my dorm after class and turn on Discovery Channel or Animal Planet. I would sit in front of the TV for hours watching whatever they had on, despite my roommates' weird looks. I really like watching documentaries mainly because I love learning new things. I've always been a curious child, and my famous word growing up was always "why". Surprisingly I rarely watch photography or fashion documentaries. I like to take the time to expand my mind and my outlook by indulging in unrelated subjects. I tend to lean towards animal and historical themed documentaries, but honestly, I just love learning new things about a wide variety of subjects.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Well, an obvious passion of mine is photography. Luckily I am able to tie my interest for fashion into my photos, thus creating the perfect combination. They both have been mediums of expression for me. I have tried painting, drawing, and singing but I am always drawn back to my camera and fashion. It's like playing dress-up. I get to capture moments that have an emotional pull, purely based on clothing and lighting. It's crazy how some of the most simple of elements can be responsible for these powerful reactions. I am a very emotional person so having an outlet for which I can redirect this strong energy is very important. So if self-expression could be considered a hobby, I would say that is my biggest past time.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I actually try not to set too many futuristic goals. I find that when I do set future focused goals if my expectations are not fulfilled perfectly, I feel like a failure. And the reality of life is that not everything goes as imagined. I also believe in jinx for I try to not to speak too many things into existence before they are certain. But, if I had to say one goal, it would be to graduate college.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success to me is more of a day to day thing and not a long-term aspiration. I feel like my definition of success will change as I age so I try not to uphold any strong connections to the word. If I am able to go home every night, close my eyes, and ask myself: "Am I happy? Was I able to fulfill my true self? ", and the answer is "yes"; then I would say, that day was a success.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I am currently not working on any specific projects at the moment, mainly because I am studying abroad in Canada and I am focusing on my coursework. I am more so planning and creating mood boards for aspiring shoot concepts.