I want an agency; it’s getting busy. It would just be so great to have someone to fight my corner. I’m definitely lucky in the sense that I get good editorial work, but editorials are expensive. It’d be good to have someone help facilitate with getting more commercial work.
How to refine and develop both my academic writing style and my personal writing style, without having one bleed into the other. I don’t want my English papers to sound like my personal essays, or vice versa. Oh, and earning and saving up money for the future. That’s a big one.
I think my biggest challenge right now is thinking about what publishing looks like if you take away everything that we don’t like about it. You take away page views. You take away ads. You take away SEO. What does the perfect website look like? I don't know what that looks like yet but I want to make that.
It’s sort of a challenge for my aesthetic. Right now there’s this “girlhood” work being published in the fashion sphere and it’s a lot of Petra Collins-esque work with pink neon. It doesn't seem like there's a ton of space for what I'm shooting at the moment.
Not preppy necessarily, just something that doesn't fit into that school. It's mainly just more of something that's in line with the Bruce Weber aesthetic that's not getting a ton of airtime right now. But couldn't you benefit by not fitting into a category, doing your own thing? I think eventually I could benefit from it, but right now it's like there isn’t much of a space for it if you’re not yet an established figure in that world.
Trying not to focus 100% on the future.
Going offline. On your phone, you’re constantly bombarded with e-mails and texts. Also because I work online you can always edit. If there's some error in the article, we can change it right away. In the magazine, you can't. That also makes people text me in the middle of the night saying, "You need to change this." I used to get a heart attack every time someone did that, but now I'm learning to say, “I'll look at it on Monday morning.” That's definitely a learning process for me, though.