We had the good fortune of connecting with Vasili Loparnos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vasili, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by so much. Different places, different faces, types of clothing, fabric, items, foods. I am inspired by others, by myself. History and Science, Fiction and Non-Fiction. Inspiration is endless!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I guess one thing that sets me apart from most photographers is that I like being in front of the camera whether that is acting or modeling. Photography wise, I am most proud of my publications. Last year, I started submitting to magazines in addition to Vogue Italia, and my work has been in over 13 magazines and 2 magazine covers. It was not easy – it’s hard work. I am also proud of how my career as an actor is going, and how I am evolving as a person and adult. Regarding lessons i’ve learned…trust your instinct, be cautious of others intentions, work hard. and dream big.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A fun beach day at Honeymoon Island, or St Pete would definitely be in talks followed by seafood and drinks by the water. St Pete and Dunedin are usually the places I end up if I am doing something. I also enjoy going on nature trails and to parks. Staying in and watching a movie and having a self-care/spa night would be a good night. I’m open to a lot of things!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course my parents, my sister, pets, and my close friends. Without their support and our relationships, anything would be difficult. I am thankful for all my past institutions, teachers, and courses for the knowledge and experience i’ve gained. The models, actors, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, hair stylists, and other creatives i’ve worked with who have helped me grow, learn, and make magic together.

Instagram: instagram.com/vasilisdarkroom

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdLeP6yZR7TAcqagRTMJCAA

Other: Vogue Italia: https://www.vogue.it/photovogue/portfolio/?id=186221 Previous Interview: http://voyagemia.com/interview/meet-vasili-loparnos-vasilisdarkroom-tampa-fl-miami/

Image Credits
B&W Photo of me with camera (featured photo): Lydia Challenger @lydiachallengerphoto

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