Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandra Isabella.
Alexandra, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I’m originally from a small town in Texas. Growing up I have always explored art in some capacity. As a kid, I had an obsession with making diy short films and then that evolved into landscape photos I’d take and then print out to post up all over my walls and often told myself and family that I was going to be a photographer. I was a rock climbing coach for several years and I was always writing, painting and drawing as a means of creative expression.
I eventually came across a film camera. I started taking photos of everything and everyone… then it just kind of propelled itself into something more than I’d even considered.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I think pursuing any big goal or creative idea can be a very confronting experience, but even when the uncomfortable parts are happening, I’ve just learned to trust that the discomfort is how I get to where I need to be. I feel really grateful and lucky for how it has all fallen into place.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a film photographer who focuses primarily on portraiture.
Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I feel really lucky in a lot of ways, but I also know that I had to work really hard and overcome a lot of really turbulent phases of life to even be receptive of “luck”. I think it’s all dharmic, and always happening in some order; chaotic or not.
- Website: www.alexandraisabella.com
- Instagram: @alexandraissabella
Portrait of Alexandra, by Christopher Cloud