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Meet Alizabeth Bean

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alizabeth Bean.

Hi Alizabeth, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Three and a half years ago is when it all began. Los Angeles was my dream city, so I moved out of my parent’s house in the suburbs of Chicago. As a going away gift, a friend gave me a point-and-shoot camera with five rolls of film. I didn’t think much of it at the time but little did I know it was going to start an obsession. After a month of living in LA, I shot my first roll of film and got it developed at a nearby lab. I felt like a kid on Christmas day when I received the scans back. I was amazed on how film worked and how the images turned out. From that point on, I was bringing my film camera everywhere, taking pictures of what I thought was cool and asking friends to model. I was always inspired by fashion shows, paintings, architecture, cultures, and photography. Being able to combine all the things that inspire me has been an eye-opening experience. I knew that this is what I am meant to do. I am now a full-time freelance fashion photographer.

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?
Hahaha, no. In the beginning, I had a very optimistic approach to everything. Thinking that everything will fall into my lap fast, it was going to be easy, blah blah blah. I was slapped in the face with reality and I am forever grateful for it. On top of that living in LA is no easy feat when it comes to finances, so becoming freelance was scary because there was no consistency. I learned quickly that I needed to put yourself out there, work on my craft, network, stay patient, lead with good intentions, trust myself and have gratitude.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Right now I am focusing on working with fashion brands and working with modeling agencies in LA. I am most proud of the progress I have made and my endless, stubborn motivation. To be honest, I just think my work speaks for itself when it comes to what sets me apart from others. I lead with the intention to capture vulnerability in a naturalistic approach.

What’s next?
Plans for the future… move to NYC, traveling, working with high fashion brands on campaigns, and shooting a fashion/culture magazine cover. I want to fully immerse myself in the art and fashion world.

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Image Credits
Models: Natalia Franco Ramirez – Women Management LA Chynna James Chris Jordan – One Management LA Amélie Barrero

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