Who That Girl? The Undefinable Xenia Emily

Xenia Emily

Xenia Emily

 

It is a time and age where ideas are being shared like never before. And we are more keen to express all parts of our feelings, wishes, ideas and creations in all different ways.

It is a time where self-made everything is the trend. Everybody is on to something else larger than what they portray themselves, and the labels on each individual can go so endless, that in the end a simple “creative mind” should be able to do the favour and concludes it all.

Xenia Emily is definitely one of those people who you can never really tell what they do for a living. But it does entice you to always wonder more. A model/artist/self-portrait photographer and creative mind above all, she cannot be defined by one label, or two. It lies in your hand to really get a hold of this boundary-blurred new age Danish girl who never fail to impress and inspire.  

We had a quick chat with Xenia Emily and also asked her to create her own TOTEM Patch. And we were pleasantly surprised.

 

 


I'm a creative maniac with a mind of constant new ideas. In a word: An unstoppable machine of awesomeness. And I'm also shy and very humble. 

  • What is a self photographer and how is it different from taking selfies?

There is not really anything new about taking self photographs. Artists and photographers have done it always, Instagram just made it so much easier to show off creativity. And it is so much easier today for anyone to grab a camera and do it. Selfies are for bimbos in bikinis, self photography is people with a burning vision. That's it. Next, question! 

Credits: Xenia Emily 

Credits: Xenia Emily 

  • How do you normally take photos of yourself? What are the creation processes? Are the photos normally carefully curated or more spontaneous?

I grab my camera from my bedstand to take photographs on timer function before going to the bathroom. I have ten seconds to run in front of the camera. 

My instagram account is spontaneous. I'm working projects that are curated, and that won't be published just for instagram.

Credits: (Left) Xenia Emily, (Right) Flower Streak from the Fragile Flowers by Xenia Emily

Credits: (Left) Xenia Emily, (Right) Flower Streak from the Fragile Flowers by Xenia Emily

  • What do you think is the next stage of Instagram photography?

I believe whatever creative minds think of doing will happen and be seen on Instagram. But there is one thing I truly believe in, and I still wish to do this art project of mine with moving images.

TOTEM COLLECTIVE x Xenia Emily Patch 

TOTEM COLLECTIVE x Xenia Emily Patch 

  • What are three of your favourite flowers

I haven't got any favorites. I'm like a bee falling out of the bar at 5am. When I see a flower I'm gonna do it. 

Xenia Emily with TOTE 01

Xenia Emily with TOTE 01

  • What makes you happy and what makes you sad?

It makes me really happy when a dog licks my wounds. And it makes me really sad when I come home tired from working all day and my apartment is full of quicksand. 

TOTEM Patch by Xenia Emily, Venice, 2017

TOTEM Patch by Xenia Emily, Venice, 2017

Check out more on Xenia Emily's Personal Instagram Account. 


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