Michelle Alexandra

Oct 11, 11 Michelle Alexandra

City you live in:
San Jose, CA.

Occupation and why?
I’ve picked photography as a career choice because it started off as a hobby and I never felt it was “work”. It’s my outlet of expression and words could never describe. I can explore ideas and push the limits to what reality really is and it gives viewers a different way of looking at things.

A regular day consists of?
NETWORKING, NETWORKING, NETWORKING. 90% of my job is networking and 10% is actually taking pictures.

How do you define success?
I define success as accomplishing the personal goals you have set for yourself and receiving much more in return than what you expected.

What has been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge has been to roll with the punches. In the photography business you will have to learn how to take rejection but not let it discourage you.

What advice would you give a Latina who wants to follow in your footsteps?
I would say to any person who wants to get into photography, my best advice is don’t put your camera down! Take pictures every minute you get and be open to constructive criticism. Study photographers who you admire and get inspired!

What’s on your bucket list?
See the world!!!

I am proud to be Latina because:
We are beautiful and we all come in different sizes, shapes and colors!

How do you get your Latin fix?
Taco trucks!!!

Spanglish, English, Spanish?
Spanglish, que cool!

What is your favorite Latin restaurant?
My mother-in-law’s kitchen! I haven’t been to any restaurants that can make a better arroz!

My favorite Latina stereotype is:
That we’re all curves and no breaks!

Best advice from mami and/or abuelita:
Stay in school.

Favorite home remedy
Drink a Sprite!

Favorite Quote:
“If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.” – Richard Avedon

Career Highlights?:
Graduating with a BFA in Photography and Advertisement from San Jose State University.

[fun]♦ I’m a chocolate fanatic! I’m also addicted to Bravo TV.[/fun]

♦ Michelle Alexandra is a famed photographer. Her work has been featured in international magazines.
♦ Top Plus Size photographer.
♦ She has years of graphic expertise, starting as a college undergraduate who studied graphic design but graduated with a BA in Photography and a minor in advertisement.

[description]Photography is my outlet of expression and words could never describe.[/description]

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