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Vancity Buzz: Tell the people of Vancouver a little about yourself?
Rowen Bellamy: I’ve been traveling back and forth from Victoria to Japan since high school, modeling for work and fun, and working full time all the while. I’ve been saving up for University and law school, which I begin this fall. I love dressing up, in corsets or costumes, and trying to create interesting pictures with the photographer. My biggest goal in modeling is to simply come up with something different from what everyone else is doing.
VcB: When did you start modeling?
RB: I started modeling four years ago, when a friend suggested I take part in his group photo shoot at Victoria’s legislative buildings. I started building a profile on ModelMayhem, and started connecting with some of Victoria’s many photographers.
VcB: What has been the highlight of your young modeling career?
RB: Probably the point where I found the balance between complete lack of confidence, and overwhelming conceit. It takes a while to get comfortable with shooting with complete strangers, but I didn’t really start to figure it out until I was able to step back, acknowledge my mistakes and try to learn from them.
VcB: Besides modeling, what else do you do?
RB: Until recently, I’ve been living in Tokyo working as a bar hostess in Ginza, which is a really interesting but demanding job. When I have free time I like to draw comics, usually just little journals about my day, but I’m drafting a few longer, story based graphic novels as well. I read a lot, and will read pretty much anything I can get my hands on.
VcB: What is your favourite thing about Vancouver?
RB: The great, multifaceted art scene. There are tons of photographers, each with unique styles, who give me the chance to try something a little bit different in each shoot.
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