We had the good fortune of connecting with Antara Hogan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Antara, why did you pursue a creative career?
I think what first led me to pursuing a creative lifestyle was my mother and her best friend. They were both single mothers who had a burning passion for making jewelry and had always dreamed of making it their full time business. Seeing such a burning passion for a career from such a young age allowed me to dream big! It expanded my thinking on what a job was, and pushed me to fight for a something that gets me excited when I wake up!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I still have so much to learn about modeling and I would love to branch out into more editorial work, but I have really started to come into my own within the last year and a half. I am determining my style in front of the camera and creating more versatile looks. I have learned so much about myself through modeling, most importantly, finding comfort in my body as it is.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh, we would absolutely have to start by visiting Light Years and picking up a bottle of wine & a variety of cheeses to walk over to Menil Park and play We’re Not Really Strangers. After we would meditate in Rothko Chapel and wander around the Menil Collection. I think we’d get dinner at Oporto for tapas style dining and drinks. We would finish the night by visiting Anvil or Toasted Coconut for tasty cocktails and catching up.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest advocates are my main photographers, Sean with Expo Ltd. And Philip of Philip Weller Photography. I’m addition, my best friend Charlotte Friend helps push me along with my poetry and always fosters a gentle environment to lay my words on a slab and feel heard.
Other: Tiktok @fuckoffmyspaceship
Philip Weller Sean with Expo Ltd John Bogna