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Zoë Alexandria


Q and A with Zoë Alexandria H, Self Portrait Photographer

Where are you from?

Downtown Chicago, IL

In what mediums do you express yourself?

I love poetry and photography. My work is all about emotion. I’m pretty careful with my words because I want to get them just right, but with photography, I express myself without any reservations!

What colors do you think represent your aura?

Definitely pink and red.

What advice would you give someone interested in doing what you do?

Let go! Let go of your assumptions about how others perceive you and your work. As cliché as it sounds, I gained so much confidence and discovered my online community when I simply started being myself. Having an audience is great, but it’s not essential. Always create from the heart; remember that’s enough—and crucial if you want to pursue art as a career. Embrace your aesthetic and uniqueness, and don’t give up! Trust the seeds you’re planting <3

Can you share with us a project you’re currently working on?

I’m not working on a particular project right now, but I’m currently exploring and experimenting with cinematic photography!

How do you feel about success, what is success for you?

Initially, I thought success was solely about money. However, once I started building my community, I received messages from people around the world expressing how I inspired them to create and instilled a sense of self-love. I think creativity in any aspect is so crucial and knowing that I made that impact means everything to me.

Who is one of your heroes and what would you say to them right now?

My mother. She has always encouraged creativity in our household and I wouldn’t have pursued something so fulfilling without her love and support. For endless reasons, she’s my hero and I wouldn’t know what I’d do without her!

What are you gatekeeping at the moment? 

The TEZZA app! You can go ahead and delete every editing app on your phone. It includes all the essential tools for both photo and video editing, along with a crazy range of effects and filters.

Favorite internet happening, TikTok trend or sound right now?

This might be old news for some, but @thegoldenbros_t.b has my whole heart right now

Who would you nominate next as a person to watch?

She’s already killing it online, but Frances O’Sullivan aka @beautyspock is an absolute dream in the photography and beauty world! If you haven’t heard of her before, get ready to scroll down her Instagram Reels for an hour or two. You’re welcome 🙂

Check out her self portrait photography content on Instagram and her portfolio