On our recent trip to Hawaii we chatted to Photographer & Model, Jessica Pine about her work and what it's like being a model in todays industry. Check the interview out below and shop her looks from our Collection 10.
Who are you, what do you do?
My name is Jessica, I am a mother, a wife, a photographer, and a curve model. I shoot fashion, lifestyle, and wedding photography here in Hawaii.
What does diversity and representation in your industry mean to you?
Fashion should be a representation of the world we live in. All people wear clothes and to only include representation of a fraction of the population makes zero sense. As an industry we need to be booking models of ALL shapes, sizes and ethnicities.
What does it mean to be a model in 2022
I think that just being true and authentic to who you are is more important now than ever before in the modelling industry.
How did being a mother change you as a woman?
Being a mother has empowered me. I feel like I can do anything I want to do and anything I set my mind to.
Which women do you admire the most?
There's quite a few in my life and they all have one thing in common. The women I admire most are the ones who work towards doing what makes them happy! The women who set goals based off of what they want their life to look like and work towards them without fear and without letting anything stop them.
What is the thing you are most proud of doing?
I'm proud of being a working mom. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done but it's something I never thought twice about doing and I have no regrets.
What inspires/empowers you?
All of the incredible women that I work with inspire me the most. Our industry is filled with women who followed their dreams, and being able to create and collaborate with those women is empowering.
I have been dying to go to Italy! I've never been but it's definitely on my bucket list.
Dream shoot location/ person to shoot?
I'd love to shoot more in Europe! I've done a couple mini shoots while travelling but I'd love to shoot some campaigns in London, Paris, Italy, Croatia, all over really. The environment is just so different from what I'm used to and I'm inspired by it!