Rosemary, also known as @rosemaryretro on Instagram has gained over 61k followers through sharing her incredible photography and modeling with the world. Her work will transport you to the world of a carefree girl, traveling the country in an 1987 RV with her boyfriend. The free spirit vibe and retro style of her work and creativity shines through all the other clutter of Instagram. Rosemary has emerged as one of my personal favorite influencers, as well as being an overall kind an genuine person. To get to know more about Rosemary read my interview with her below!
1. What about the process of creating content do you love the most?
While I love all parts of content creation, shooting, modeling, styling, etc, my favorite part of creating content is the editing. I have a unique editing style that gives my photos a warm & retro feel. I love watching as the original photos transform into a world where it's always sunny and 1970.
2. What is life like traveling the country in an RV? What have been the best parts and the most challenging parts?
Life traveling on the is something out of a dream for me. This is something I've been wanting to do since I was about 15 years old so actually getting to experience it feels so surreal. The best parts of it are the freedom - not being locked into a lease for an apartment, not paying rent anywhere, & not having a 9 to 5 job that is set in one place. I live most of my life outside, so I always felt strange having such a large home space when I rarely spent time there anyway. Living in an RV suits my lifestyle much better for this reason. Some of the most challenging parts have been experiencing mechanical issues, I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to the mechanics of the RV itself, so there have been some stressful moments when it comes to repairs.
3. When thrifting for clothes what do you tend to look for?
When thrifting I tend to look for anything unique, retro, and vintage. I always love finding something that looks straight out of the 70s or 80s. I first got into thrifting when I was in high school with my mom, and it's been a hobby of mine since.
4. Do you have a favorite place you have ever visited and what about it made it so amazing?
My favorite place I have ever visited has to be Kauai, Hawaii. The slow pace lifestyle there was so peaceful and a positive atmosphere to be around. The nature there is incredible - from the mountains, to the ocean there was always something to do and somewhere to explore. Visiting Hawaii when I was younger one of my primary inspirations for my life, as dreamed of creating a life where I could be outdoors frequently, at the beach, and learn how to surf.
5. Do you have any favorite photographers of influencers that are you’re favorites?
There are a few influencers that really inspire me. One is @tezza, she has always been my biggest inspiration to my photography and the style that I shoot my images. She knows how to perfectly style any outfit to match the location, and is a huge inspiration when it comes to posing as well. Another influencer who I love is @sjanaelise. She lives by the ocean, shares about nature, & her passion for yoga. Lately I have been focusing on getting more into yoga so her page has been a huge inspiration for me. Lastly, I love @dreaming_outloud. Her passion for outdoors, exploring, & all things retro has always inspired me so much.
6. Who or what do you use as inspiration when creating content?
When I am creating content I am usually inspired by two things specifically: Color and Music. I am attracted to warm tones, so when we are exploring or driving around and spot a potential photoshoot location, it's typically because theres some oranges, yellows, or reds in that location. I am also really inspired by music - anything with instruments or poetic vocals. What inspires me the most is classic rock from the 60s-80s, Stevie Nicks, and Lana Del Rey.
7. What’s next for you? Do you have anything exciting planned for the rest of 2020?
We just finished traveling the country a little less than a month ago, so we are planning on slowing down for the next few months and remaining in one place for the most part. Right now I am living in my RV in Malibu right next to the beach, surfing in the morning and taking photos in the afternoon. For the next few months, we will be only a 40 minute drive to LA, which I am excited for because I am able to meet up with other bloggers and get all kinds of photoshoot locations. I feel fortunate to have the ability to have this lifestyle and I truly owe it to having pursued my passion & my dreams.