whats your name?
Allister Ann Dougherty, thank you mum and dad:)
whats your age?
22. 23 January 24. Its been a lovely year.
Since my birthday is this week, could I get a print of one of your photos as a gift?! :) lol
Happy Birthday! send your address:)
what's your height?
5'7 and I always like to wear shoes that makes me taller.
Do you feel like you are an "old soul?"
Have always been told that...but I think my family could say other wise some days ;)
Can you list three of your strengths & three of your weaknesses?
Strengths: dreamer, self motivated, making banana pancakes Weaknesses: dreamer, procrastinator about silly things, sugar
Im from the uk and i read your blog, really love it. I was wondering are you a christian? Do you believe?
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. - CS Lewis
its bigger to me than a label...to seek the greatest example of love and live what you say is the true life to be lived.
this probably sounds stupid, but your blog is like a "happy place" for me. it's so calm and easy to look at. I could probably scroll through for hours. thanks :)
...and its comments like these that make me what to blog more and more:) My heart is so happy to know that this place can be a happy place!
I envy your lifestyle so much! I really hope in five or so years I can travel as much as you do and surround myself with as many genuine people. I guess there's not a question there... how was high school for you?
You can certainly create the life you want to live:) High school was full of good memories, my perspective with schooling was to try everything. Being the sweeper in soccer, a year book photographer so I could attend all the games and eat nachos with extra cheese for free. Cheerleading until I realized how much hairspray was required. Algebra after hours club to wrap my mind around more of a challenge. And hiding in the art room alone with music playing to paint and develop film to earn extra credit...ended up with 117% one year. Prom queen of Jr year with sunglasses instead of wearing flowers. Never had a click, always just hung around doing my own thing. But whom ever had said high school were the best years were SO wrong! Graduated a year early to get out and begin it all...one of my best decisions.
Everyday has it's own beautiful possibilities, but on a regular basis, what do you find your "normal" day looking like?
It depends on what kind of day it is...early mornings and late nights with shooting. But when not shooting:
Body wakes up at 8am
lay in bed to think about the day
Computer to read this,this, and this with blogs in between.
Make breakfast+tea and call home
Make the days "To-Do List"
Meet with friends for coffee
Errands, film pickup for those special days
Make phone calls
Listen to music while editing
Late afternoon bike ride or walk
Meet friends for dinner and maybe watch our current addiction tv show
Porch time with friends
Sketch or work on a project with painting or sewing
Read current book
A day spent:)
Is photography your only source of income, How do you get jobs or do you have an agent and how did you move out at 17? haha
Yes it is! The best way to describe it all is the ripple effect. Friends I grew up with were in bands, so I would take their photo...or really anyone who desired a new myspace.com profile photo. Friends of friends wanted their photo taken...and then it began. I dont have an agent and prefer it that way right now...you are in control of your own business, and am a firm believer of learning all aspects of a business before putting it into another pair of hands. Moving out at 17 was working at Hollister and Co. the only place that would hire at the ripe age of 15 and a half and having my online E-bay store selling my clothing designs and vintage clothing.
You are so cool to me! I love that you moved from Denver to LA to Nashville! I recently moved from Tennessee to Colorado to pursue photography. Now I just need to invest in a new DSLR.
Aw, hope you are enjoying Colorado:) A new camera is always so exciting...but one of the most important things I have learned is to not let that hinder your art. Remembering to take photos with your eye instead of through a camera lens I believe keeps you challenged and creative.
Where is your favorite place to go in Nashville?
Social Graces is my happy place. Centennial Park is my quiet place. Ugly Mugs is where friendships continue to grow.
First, I just want to say, you are amazing, truly. Your work inspires me to pick up a camera everyday, and practice, practice, practice. As a ever learning photographer, I have a Canon 50D, and I noticed you also have a canon.
How did you meet Augustana?
When I was living in LA, a friend invited me watch her friends preform at Jay Leno. Heard Augustana for the first time...and was truly blown away.