Anonymous asked: How do you get your bangs to stay so nicely on the side, and not fall in your eyes? :) Your hair is lovely.
Thanks! I just part my hair like that while it’s drying and keep them trimmed so they are slightly above my eye. Though, any time the wind blows from the wrong direction my bangs blow into my eyes and I become instantly blind.
Anonymous asked: I hope you have the best of luck with your senior thesis presentation! When you're done presenting (and celebrating ;D) can you tell us what you had to do in the presentation? And what did you present? Take care and congratulations!
Thanks! ^.^ I had to stand up at a podium and click through a slideshow of about 20 of my photos and talk about them in front of the entire photography department and all of the photo students (~100 people). It went surprisingly well! Public speaking is one of my biggest fears, but I think I managed to pull myself together and say what I needed to.
Jin and I using professional lighting equipment to do unprofessional shoots
Anonymous asked: Are you still friends with Jessie? I saw her on the street the other day, not to sound creepy. Just recognized her friend your photos :)
Yes of course! :) We just spoke yesterday actually and we’re planning on getting together soon and doing some photo shoots again.
Anonymous asked: do you think only skinny, tall and pretty girls make it big in NY like you?
There are far more successful people than me and appearance has nothing to do with it. Also, I’m only 5’5”. I have yet to make it big in NY. I am about to graduate school, I’m almost $100,000 in debt, and I am unemployed. So to answer your question, no.
Anonymous asked: Hi there Elle! I was just wondering, when did you first start getting into photography? Also, did you get into fashion photography straight away or was it something that happened later?
I started getting into photography my freshman year of college. I was dating someone at the time who was a photographer so we spent a lot of time in the darkroom and I became really interested in the whole process. The summer after that I changed my major to photography, and then I shot a lot of conceptual self portraits, which weren’t really fashion related, but a few months later I discovered lookbook.nu and decided to try taking photos of my outfits for the site. That’s when I became interested in fashion photography and then started working with models and shooting for brands.
once I graduate I’ll finally have time to start taking ballet classes again and doing more ballet inspired photo shoots