A chat with Hannah Townsend

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  • Photographer: Erwin

    Photographer: Erwin

  • Photographer: David A-Fitschen

    Photographer: David A-Fitschen

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  • Photographer: Julie Christman

    Photographer: Julie Christman

  • Photographer: Toxic Love Photo

    Photographer: Toxic Love Photo

  • Photographer: Toxic Love Photo

    Photographer: Toxic Love Photo

  • Photographer: Manfred Baumann

    Photographer: Manfred Baumann

  • Photographer: DSK

    Photographer: DSK

  • Photographer: DSK

    Photographer: DSK

One day this will all be over and my eyes will be closed for good. In the meantime I choose to live moment to moment deliciously taking on new enthralling experiences and emotions because that is the beauty of life.

Hello Hannah, when did you decide to become a model?
I became passionately obsessed with theater and figuring out the human psyche early on. I studied and performed in numerous plays by authors such as Arthur Miller, Eugene Ionesco and Tennessee Williams. My teachers encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone and to become fearlessly aware of using my body as an instrument to convey emotional truth. They said that if you want to be great you must be willing to be unapologetic for executing your work no matter what anyone thinks of you. As time went on I became more comfortable to my core in who I am and began receiving offers to shoot with accomplished photographers, film/ tv and brands based on my ability to take direction well, convey emotion and for being on point maintaining good vibes.

When you’re not modeling what do you do?
I love playing video games like Metal Gear Solid, traveling, cooking, playing basketball and laughing till my sides hurt. Every day for me is an adventure!

Do you have any favorite models?
My all time favorite model hands down is Bettie Page. What a beautiful woman with a soul to match! She was such a pioneer for women in this industry. Mad respect! I have a pin up tattoo of her on my right hip. Her smile peeks out in my low rise jeans.

What influences your work?
One day this will all be over and my eyes will be closed for good. In the meantime I choose to live moment to moment deliciously taking on new enthralling experiences and emotions because that is the beauty of life. If someone happens to be there with their lens to capture the moment then let the good times roll!

Your favorite music?
My parents were radical hippies that raised me on rock and roll music religiously. Jimi Hendrix, The Stones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Doors on vinyl was the usual line up. I am to this day obsessed with the Spice Girls and bumping Tupac Shakur. You can take a girl outta the 90’s but you can NOT take the 90’s outta this female.

What does beauty mean?
Being comfortable in your own skin no matter what ideals society tries to push on you. Who cares if you have a little bit of pooch on the tummy or a bad hair day sometimes. I have seen plenty of people with “so called” flaws but because they had inner confidence and not arrogance like their archetypes they have this glow about them that makes them irresistible! No one can ever be enlightened by the true beauty the world offers by being negative or critical of someone’s appearance despite what trends may say. Just keeping it real.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I have no desire nor have I had any desire to become famous. That is not my end all be all. I just love collaborating with others on good work I enjoy, being creative and am humbled by the offers and opportunities I receive along the way. My future will be exactly like the present. Living in bliss while kicking a**.

Is there anything else you think I need to know?
Modeling will always be my part time gig. I am a full time Master Jedi.

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