Interview: Model: Alexandra Baker Rissi (USA)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I'm 22 and born and raised in Saint Petersburg, FL. I'm constantly working between shifts at a cafe, modeling, and as of recently taking portraits and creating visual art of my own.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn't dare change anything about myself physically! But I guess I would change how much I procrastinate. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with my day to day and I just
put everything else off to have some me time and enjoy myself instead.
How did you start modeling?
I had a friend who had been modeling who asked me to accompany her on a shoot. I had always wanted to model growing up and after the shoot ended I was given the opportunity
to connect with the photographer and begin a journey of my own.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It can be a lot of fun! But there are times it's tiring and stressful. When you're traveling and its go, go go from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep it can feel
like you have no time to yourself but this is what makes me happy so its all worth it in the end.
What is your beauty regimen?
I'm a fairly simple girl, I wash my face twice a day with a gentle cleanser and follow up with a light moisturizer. I also don't wear makeup when I'm not shooting so it makes my
life super easy and keeps my skin pretty clear!
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I'm a super goal driven person. My creative brain is constantly on overdrive and if I stop working then I stop creating and that's all I want to do really! I'm also just a little rough around the edges but
once you get to know me I'm actually very sweet and have one of this biggest hearts you could imagine, I'm just a little shy.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm working on expanding this year as a model and photographer here in FL as well as traveling a bit through out the year to create in other states. I am eventually going to relocate
to the Pacific Northwest hopefully in the next year or two.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Getting to model in the snow this past January in the mountains has by far been one of my favorite experiences, as well as being photographed here in the springs in FL. I really enjoy getting to be outside and theres something authentic about getting to be photographed in it. Away from civilization, where no one is around, its calming.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Just go for it. Don't be afraid to reach out and talk to someone about creating with them! Just always use your head and be smart.
What do you think of the magazine?
The magazine is really great! It's a great way to give a little bit of info on artists as well as sharing the art throughout various communities and countries, connecting us all. It's a really neat concept and I'm very proud to be a part of it.
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