We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Hogg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always been an artist in many aspects. As a kid, I loved writing, painting, crafting, singing, dancing, and playing the piano. As I got older, I fell in love with the idea of creating art with my body. I do this in a lot of ways, from makeup to the way I dress to styling and coloring my hair. I never really considered modeling until recently, when I saw an advertisement for a talent scouting agency on Instagram. I filled out the application on a whim and was very surprised when I not only got a call back, but actually really enjoyed creating a new form of art through the photos.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I don’t like to be confined to one style of art. I am a musician, a painter, an interior decoration, a social media content creator, and a model. What sets me apart from other artists is my unconventional style. I don’t look like the typical model… I look like an average person without makeup, I’m average sized and shaped, and I dye my hair bright rainbow colors. But I think that’s what people want to see in art today; they want to see people that look like them. This is what sets me apart from other models. I am a normal person who creates extraordinary art out of an ordinary person.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m still a new resident of Atlanta, so I’m still learning about the best spots in the city. My favorite place so far is the Beltline. I love the street art and graffiti found all along it. There are lots of good restaurants there, but my favorite so far is Lady Bird. There are lots of parks to walk through along the Beltline and you can people watch the whole time. I think it’s a beautiful place to take pictures of nature, pop art, and do photoshoots.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother is the most amazing woman in the world. She was my first photographer and taught me how to pose for the camera. She always encouraged me to pursue my creative dreams and spent countless hours driving me to music lessons, band gigs, art classes, and photoshoots. She deserves the biggest shoutout in the world because without her I wouldn’t be the artist I am today.
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