Hailing from Toronto, Alexandra Votsis photos works that are both thought-provoking and stunning. Her series is a glimpse inside a moment of introspection: “I wanted the model to seem like she was in her own head — more moody with a touch of awkwardness.” It is apparent that Votsis is devoted to her work, creating images that are aesthetically beautiful and charged with meaning.
Tell us about yourself.
I recently moved back to Toronto after living in Italy for nine months (which was amazing!). Being able to travel and do work in different cities and countries was a dream. I’m obsessed with a European backdrop!
At what moment in your life did you decide to become a photographer?
I always loved photography from a young age, but knew it was a career I was going to pursue when I was fourteen. I can’t see myself doing anything else.
What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?
I’ve seen a lot of beautiful things living in Florence between the landscape and the art that runs through the city, as well as traveling around Italy and other parts of Europe. But the first thing that came to mind was the view I had on the beach in Cinque Terre. It’s such a beautiful place! The sunset on the water was unreal. I felt, and still feel, privileged to have experienced that moment. It was paradise.
What inspires you?
Anything and everything.