We would like to introduce you to Italian model and photographer Annalisa Andronico. Standing both in front of and behind the camera, her creativity knows no limits. Read the full interview for her experience at shootings, her view on fashion and style, and, of course, plenty of stunning photos!
How old are you? Where were you born, and where do you live now? What is your profession, and do you have other besides modelling?
I am 21 years old, and I come from a city called Aci Catena in Sicily, Italy, and I'm still living here. I am an event photographer and an hostess besides being a model. So, I love being both, "the director" and "the actress" , when it comes to photography.
What do you love most about modelling?
What I love most about modelling is the fact that you can express yourself in every creative way: you can be whoever you want to be, transform yourself in a character and act in the most beautiful scenarios or even in a studio set by wearing the most beautiful outfits. You can tell people who you are by showing them your new "idea". You can always ask yourself: "Who do I want to be now?".
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Most people only see the perfect photographs, only the results of a photoshoot, but most of them don't know exactly what really goes on behind the scenes to get that perfect photo. A photoshoot is always so much fun, especially if it's a set with particular outfits and scenarios, but we know that behind the fun there's always hard work: hard poses to maintain, the timing, the lights, the change of clothes, makeup and hairstyle, the hours passed trying to recreate that idea, the hours of post-production. Well, trying to create the perfect photo is always difficult, but it's always so satisfying to look at the final result after and show it to all the people.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
I have worked with many photographers, and they are all so great, professional and really original in what they do and in how they do it that I am so grateful to have worked with them and to have had a glimpse of their world.
Define your personal style.
My style is very varied. Let's say that I have an "elegant chic" style. In fact, I'm really in love with those kind of "elegant and timeless" dresses and pieces of clothing.
What's been the highlight of your career so far?
I've done many shootings, always with a different context and an original idea, and I am grateful for having been part of these incredible sets.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
My recent shoots have all been in a studio set, and they were really different from what I have done before. Normally, I do outdoor photoshoots, but a studio set is also great, because you can create an entire set according to your idea and you can personalise it in every way.
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
I really don't have a style muse. I always keep an eye on the fashion industry and the trends, but I always tend to follow my own style. I have to admit though, that I also tend to look at some great women who are incredibly classy and elegant.
Your favourite designer is...?
I love many designers and many collections, but I tend to prefer Yves Saint Laurent.
Is there any particular piece you are crushing on right now?
There are some pieces by Dolce&Gabbana and Versace that I would just love to wear.
Vogue or Harper's Bazaar?
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
I am really focusing on myself and my future right now. I love to work, so I would really like to have a stable and rewarding career in this field or in the photographic field in the future.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
I am a big fan of travel, and I really love discovering new cities and cultures and admiring new artistic sites. I would say, I would like to be in Prague or Munich.