1. What is something not too many people know about you?
In high school I was the executive producer and director of my video production department. Following that I started in the fashion industry as a model at age 17. Though I enjoyed my time as a model, I tended to feel awkward in front of the camera and drawn to the behind the scenes elements of photography. Soon after, I found a way to merge all my creative interests into styling and art direction. Because of my background both in front of and behind the camera, I know how to work well with models while also having an eye for the bigger picture and end product of each job. I also am passionate about photography and shoot on film regularly.
2. What are your biggest passions?
I gravitate towards fashion, but I wouldn't say I agree with most current trends. I love finding niche designers and tend to stay away from the bigger labels, and so enjoy bringing together young artists who want exposure to aid in their growth! I find clarity in utilizing small accessories within templates to create uniqueness in an otherwise simple look.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I want to work further into establishing myself as an art director since I love the multiple roles this one job entails.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success is a difficult thing to categorize in this industry. I’ve had photos featured in Vogue, Teen Vanity, Milk, and many more, but most of the time with these jobs, my monetary compensation does not match what one thinks of when hearing those names. Generally speaking, the commercial jobs I get paid for bring the money that most would consider success, however the lesser paying jobs bring me the most creative satisfaction. Overall I think finding a constant medium between the two is the best way for me to feel successful at the end of the month. Honestly, I just love staying busy no matter the project. If I'm working, I feel successful.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I’m currently working on the relaunch campaign for a popular Canadian clothing company and have an upcoming job with a big vogue photographer who I’m incredibly excited to work with. I also always try to have one or two personal creative projects in the works each week depending on my availability, so something is always coming out throughout the month depending on publishing time.
Featured: May Daniels of No Agency; styled and shot by Elizabeth Vaccaro, Jonah Reisler of Click Models and April Blum; styled by Elizabeth Vaccaro, Emile of One Management and Ben Abarbanel; styled by Elizabeth Vaccaro, Abi Polinsky for Rising Sun Denim and Sean Whitney and Conrad Solaka of State Management; styled and directed by Elizabeth Vaccaro, Rose; styled by Elizabeth Vaccaro
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