Submission from Orlando, Florida
Christine Evans is a photographer and student living in Orlando, Florida. She was born and raised in DC and is consistently traveling. Recently, she spent time studying in Lacoste, France and visited Paris and Giverny where she shot her camera. In the future, she hopes to work for a magazine photographing editorials for a living.
Where are you from, and where did you shoot your roll?
I was born and raised in the DC Metro Area. These days, I am literally all over the place, never staying in one spot for too long. I shot my roll while studying in Lacoste, France. The majority were taken in southern France, except several photos shot Paris and Giverny.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Bubbly, Passionate, Ambitious.
How did you like France?
France was a dream!! In Lacoste, I felt like a real-life Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The whole experience allowed me to unplug and recharge, while simultaneously appreciating and experiencing a new culture. My creative juices were flowing!
What is your next travel plan?
California!! I have never been to the West Coast and I am dying to go!
We meet again in 10 years, where are you and what do you do?
I am without a doubt still glued to my camera. I work for a magazine and photograph lifestyle and fashion editorials. I also have hopefully learned to cook more than PB&Js. My husband has to hide my credit card from me as my love of fashion and shopping has grown even more.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography means sharing my unique perspective of the world. Because of photos, my mother is able to visually share with me some of her fondest memories. Through photography, stories are recorded, specific moments are captured, and styles and ideas are shared amongst cultures.
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I thought if you fell asleep with the lights on you would go blind. Imagine my terror when I fell asleep with all the lights on in the playroom!
New York City.
What are your plans for this weekend?
I’m going to Disney World to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthdays. It’s going to be epic!
Sweetener by Ariana Grande.
Right or left handed?
Right-handed, but left-handers are the coolest people around.
What is the best dish you can cook?
I make a mean chocolate cake.
Your idea of happiness?
Happiness is not a specific end goal. I don’t have certain parameters I need to reach in order to attain happiness . Rather, I think happiness is a perspective and a way of life. No matter what life throws your way, it is how you react to daily life that determines happiness.
Your idea of misery?
My idea of misery is being trapped - being told what to do and how to live without the option of being your own person.
If not yourself, who would you be?
Rihanna, definitely Rihanna.
My hero is my mother. She has been there through thick and thin and is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. I’m so blessed to know her, let alone be able to call her my mom.
What is your present state of mind?
Peaceful and satisfied.
Bedside table books?
My latest has been Girlboss By Sophia Amoruso.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
I listen to podcasts or count as high as I can before I get so bored I fall asleep.
Do you collect?
Pins, Stickers, and cool purses.
Tea or coffee?
What is your middle name?
What do you do in your free time?
Go on random adventures with friends! I also am obsessed with “Friends” on Netflix.
What inspires you?
Being surrounded by friends and peers who constantly work to better themselves and meet their goals.
What do you do for money?
Photography and Lifeguarding.
What do you do for pleasure?
I love spending time with friends, reading inspiring articles, and watching movies.