Go by any nicknames?
I don’t really have any nicknames even though my name is so long. However, people do call me “Adri” sometimes.
I’m aware that you do modeling, what got you into it?
I started off as a makeup artist; I would do makeup on different shoots and runway shows. In all actuality, modeling for me started when my coworker asked me to be a part of her project, and when I posted pictures on social networks it made a chain reaction. Eventually different photographers started contacting me for shoots because I had a certain look they were looking for.
From your recent work, I noticed that you portray a lot of emotion through gestures, body language and facial expressions. Can you elaborate on why you do this?
I don’t want to stick with genres. The city models here in San Francisco definitely have a certain genre or a specific look that they have and I really want to push away from that. I’m an artist first and foremost; I keep in mind that I strive to make a picture have different stories. I believe that is what art is all about, making people think and feel a certain way.
What would you advice individuals that are taking interest or looking into modeling?
For upcoming models, I would suggest that they should have an idea of how they want to portray themselves in order to stand out. Be more open and do research for inspiration so you can have a feel of what you like and what you don’t like.
Since you brought up inspiration, what inspires you?
I love looking into different eras, ranging from the 90’s to the 60’s. Honestly, originality doesn’t really exist anymore. Nothing is really raw , everything is bits and pieces that came from something else. It definitely inspires me to look into how everything started.
Lastly, what are you looking forward to this year?
Traveling. I really want to see the world and also collaborate with different individuals that have creative outlooks.