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Ana llinas: Profile + Interview

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Ana llinas: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My parents. They are my world and inspire me to be a better person every day.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am free. I am happy. I am love.

Why do you do what you do?

I am a photographer because it is the only thing in this world that I don't get bored of doing.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I have always been a photographer. I have taken at least one photograph every day since as far back as I remember. Since the moment my parents gave me my Spirit 600 polaroid camera (which I use to this day). When I got older I just got smart enough to start charging people.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

My greatest obstacle has probably been when I decided 7 years ago to only be a photographer and not let myself get any side work so that I would be 100% focused on photography. This was a sort of double edged sword. I had to do everything in my power to book jobs to survive monetarily but it took my focus away from my art. I don't really believe in obstacles though.. I think if you follow your instincts, work your ass off, live life honestly and happily then everything that is supposed to happen will fall into place. 

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Every woman that has become successful in a man oriented career.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Mistakes. We all make them every day. Some days I was lazy, some days I focused too much on pleasing others, some days I partied too much, some days I was too tired, but other days I worked my ass off, other days I created art, other days I was brilliant.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Upcoming plans are to keep creating, learning and growing! I am also starting an online vintage clothing store that also sells canvases of my photo work! Check out @FallenMonarchs to see more!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

The greatest advice I can give someone is to never let opinions compromise your art. Even if everyone hates what you're producing.. as long as you love it then you're doing it right. Also, be honest, generous, patient and kind, don't create your own boundaries or walls, and most importantly treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Life is beautiful. Get off of your phone/ipad/computer and go live.

Ana llinas: Profile

Full name

Ana LLinas

Age

29

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Caracas, Venezuela

Where you live now? (city, country)

Los Angeles, California

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My mother is from Toulouse, France my father is Venezuelan

First Language?

Spanish

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Fashion Photographer

How long have you been doing it?

7 years professionally.. since I could pick up a camera for fun

Fav Song

Scare Away the Dark - Passenger

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Johnny Cash

Fav Movie

Hardest question in the world - Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, The Fountain, Everyone says I love you, Con Air, La Vita e Bella

Fav Actor/Actress

Brad Pitt

Fav Clothing brand

Anything vintage that is usually a brand I don't recognize

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Richard Avedon

Fav Sport to watch

College Football

Fav Sport to play

Baseball

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