Alecia Linsday travels all over for her photography work; however, she is primarily based in Seattle and Los Angeles and calls Alaska home. As a little girl, I owned the most extensive crayon collection known to man. I colored all day long, often copying my father by making floor plans. I don’t know how many times I recreated my one million square foot dream home- a castle complete with lofts, slides, and five-story windows. But of course, that’s not what it looked like on paper. My imagination escaped what I was capable of drawing with those crayons, but my ideas never quit. My mind continually created concepts with nowhere to put them and no way to complete them.
I found my love of photography by accident, and it was the missing link that I needed. Photography allows me to create pictures that more closely resemble the fantastical images in my mind.
Here’s a peek at on my most recent shoots: http://www.alecialindsay.com/la-fashion-photographer-commerical-editorial-beauty-alecia-lindsay
Let’s get a little more intimate with Alecia!
What advice would you give the teenage you?
My advice for the teenage me would be STOP.
Stop trying to fit in.
Stop caring what other people think.
Stop being a people pleaser.
Stop fighting who you really are.
Stop ignoring the passion inside of you.
Stop insisting that your thoughts and feelings don’t matter.
Be adventurous. Failures are the only way you learn. Failures are the only way to move forward.
There are few other opportunities in life where you have time to experiment and go all in. So why wait?
What is one meal or food you could eat everyday and not get tired of?
Ice cream. All day. I even tried making “healthy” ice cream last week. It’s a work in progress.
What is your favorite City?
Is this a real question? There are too many great cities. Some of my favorites are San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Walla Walla and Taipei.
Do you have a pet? What’s its name? How’d it get that name?
I have a cat named Stumps. I honestly picked the name before I picked the cat. I don’t know if that is considered cheating.
Tell me about a time you hitchhiked?
I’ve only hitchhiked once. My parents always taught me to never-ever-ever-ever hitchhike. I had a friend in highschool who I was overly influenced by, and she convinced me that we should hitchhike home from school one day. Then, one of my dad’s employees picked me up… It was sort of embarrassing, but a blessing at the same time.
What is something you enjoy doing that some people might think is weird?
I, in general, do too many weird things to count. I’m obsessed with collecting tiny containers and small boxes.