I was never sure what I wanted to do in life, always changed my mind about choosing one thing or another. Growing up I went from wanting to be a psychologist, to a veterinarian, a politician and ended up working as a model and traveling the world since I was 14. This opened up many doors and helped discovering myself.
With time I learned more and more about how important it was for me to work in an artistic environment, a group in which I can always find myself, surrounded by vulnerable, talented and extraordinary people.
I used to watch with admiration those I was working with: the photographers, make up artists, stylists etc while doing their jobs and thus learning the tricks of the industry. I was fascinated and wanted to know a bit of everything, yet it took me a long time until I actually picked up the camera and started taking my own pictures. This happened last year, while I was going through a very low moment in my life. It was a big change for me and I needed the courage to get out of my comfort zone. I found it while in Sydney when a friend of mine lent me his camera and advised me to start taking pictures. The surprise was when I realized how, with every click, it made sense to keep on going.
It took a lot of persuasion from those surrounding me, as I didn’t believe in myself at first. I still had many tough moments, but I used that negative energy to create, to find new motivation in what I started doing.
While I was in LA, my friends asked me if I could help them with testing some models for their future projects. And now I have to thank them for that opportunity as it gave me more confidence in being behind the camera and allowing my vision to surface.
Looking through the lens helps me discover more and more who I am.
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