We had the good fortune of connecting with Christopher Haley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christopher, how do you think about risk?
When I think about the word “risk“, I think about another word that should be synonymous with it which is opportunity and a lot of times risk can either prevent or propel you to get into your goals and it has taken me to places that I didn’t realize I could get to. With that being said I always welcome it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For me modeling is the avenue for me to express myself to whichever light I want to be displayed on it also lets my creativity flow and every shot has a meaning in a particular reason and I draw inspiration from all different aspects. I believe what sets me apart is that I know how to balance being simple and yet intricate with not doing too much and not doing to least.
There was a point last year early that I was hitting a bit of a wall and a good friend of mine named Mikey(Instagram: Mxatrx) Who is also a creative just asked me a simple question “what do you want to do“ I simply replied with “I want to model” in which he replied with “OK, just do it“. Between the other 40+ minutes of us conversion he simplified it enough for me to push myself to go harder
Lastly there’s always gonna be challenges but as long as you have a positive outlook on things you can press on and my brand is “Chase Your Purpose“ It’s a extension of my modeling into clothing which is in the development stages
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well in my hometown of Norfolk Virginia it’s a couple of spots that you could definitely visit especially to have a good time if you wanted the nightlife then you could definitely go to origami or if you want to brunch vibes then you could definitely go to Cork & Co., or honestly anywhere that DJ Flood or DJ Izzy is spinning at is a good time for sure.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly it has been so many people they have embraced my path in modeling but my biggest supporter would probably be my family & my closest friends.
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