Amy Finlayson shares her top tips for starting a blog
Why did you start your blog? "I found blogging to be easy way to communicate my thoughts and aesthetics into a vision I love. It's easily edited and I am under total control, which I think is important as I am in an industry where I relinquish a lot of control regarding my image. It's nice to have a forum to express my identity."
What topics do you cover? "Artist interviews, imagery both professional and personal, image comparisons, reviews of collaborations, simple fun snaps and so on. It's a bit of a mash-up. I am keeping it predominantly as an art and fashion blog. I am sure modeling will come up under the umbrella of the 'fashion' theme, but my aim is to educate regarding fashion and art as overlapping themes and expressions. Fashion gets a bad wrap as an industry with no depth."
Can you describe your writing process? "I try and keep it simple. People don't want to go to an art blog to read an essay. Short, sweet, interesting, and to the point. It's about the images speaking for themselves as much as they can, and I just clarify and pose questions to elicit interest and evoke emotion."
Do you think that having a blog helps dispel misconceptions about models? "I think it depends on the blog. Modeling is seen as quite an egocentric profession, and if the blog plays up to that, I think it only acts to solidify stereotypes. All the models I know, however, are exceptionally smart and push the boundaries and preconceived notions regarding modeling and our industry."