What is your daily beauty routine?
My Skin is incredibly sensitive and prone to breakouts so my beauty routine is very gentle. As soon as I wake up I drink a large glass of water and pat my face with a warm rag then wash it with a gentle cleanser and rinse with cold water then apply an oil like the healing Rosehip oil or argan oil. If I’m working from home I won’t put on any makeup, if I’m shooting in the ocean i’ll wear AVASOL natural Sunscreen, And for other outings I’ll wear a concealer for dark circles and blemishes with a light powder and touches of bronzer on my eyelids and warm spots. At night I’ll add Nars lip pencil and some mascara. Before bed I repeat the morning routine.
What do you think is your distinctive characteristic?
I Honestly don’t know. haven’t thought about that much.
What kind of cosmetics are a must-have during the winter season? And in the summer?
I Rely on my oils when the weather is cold and dry. Rosehip, Argan, even OliveOil and Castor oil. I like oils better than lotions because they are simply more effective and the source is more pure. You can also make mixtures that work well with your skin. I use a mixture of essential oils for blemishes and it works better than anything else I’ve ever tried.
If you could represent yourself with a photograph or an artwork which would it be?
Flowers are the greatest work of art and I could only hope to relate to them. Most flowers are in some way or another as healing and medicinal as they are beautiful. Art that grows naturally and gives life. thats pretty rad!
Social versus beauty: do you think that over the years the importance of this concept has gone lost among the multitudes of images to which we are subjected every day?
People find weird ways to make themselves feel important and beautiful. For me It’s less about how my face looks and more about how I affect people and the connections I make on a daily basis. If I feel more confident with a little touch of makeup then so be it but I’m not trying to change my face. Even when it comes to my photography I’m not trying to make people look “Better” I try to capture movements that highlight beauty in the subjects personality. I just want the viewer to feel something.
Does the concept of “the beautiful and the ugly” still exists and what do you consider beautiful and ugly today in a person
I think the more grateful you are the more beautiful you are. I’ve met people who don’t have the typical barbie face and body but they are glowing so hard that you can’t even think about their physical appearance you just think wow that is an authentic human! There is nothing more beautiful than a person who is just thriving in their own skin. I believe in ugly but I don’t think it has to do with your physical being at all.
Your motto is:
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, It’s thinking of yourself less.” – C. S. Lewis