We were lucky to catch up with Brianne Buishas recently and have shared our conversation below.
Brianne, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. One of the toughest things about progressing in your creative career is that there are almost always unexpected problems that come up – problems that you often can’t read about in advance, can’t prepare for, etc. Have you had such and experience and if so, can you tell us the story of one of those unexpected problems you’ve encountered?
The biggest major issue I’ve faced that affected absolutely everything in my life, including my career and dreams, was the health issues I dealt with. I had an undiagnosed chronic illness for 5 years and during that time I partially felt like my life and my goals were put on hold. It was the most frustrating and trapping feeling. Not having the privilege and advantage to navigate life while being healthy took such a huge toll on my creativity and my work. I felt constantly drained and discouraged and hopeless as I had to deal with finding a doctor who could get my life back on track. Thankfully, I have found my diagnoses and treatment options, so I’m grateful to be doing so much better overall. As a creative though, it is a truly difficult field to navigate and stay uplifted in, not to mention the crazy, unpredictable schedules, so I can’t stress the importance of balancing physical and mental health in order to achieve your dreams.
Brianne, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I am an actor and model with specific niches in editorial modeling and children’s voices for voiceover work. Modeling was something I was never originally interested in but started working with photographers progressively more and more after getting new acting headshots, and I recognized the storytelling aspect within it and instantly fell in love. Voiceover work, however, I started having an interest in at the end of high school. My creative writing teacher would have me read everyone’s stories because they liked my voice and so during college I took an audio production class and slowly started learning more about the industry until I made my first commercial demo and got signed with my first agency. Some of my proudest jobs include the voice of the Little Tikes Piano, Feana Fox in the Enchantimals series by Mattel, voicing PETA campaigns, playing Harlow in the Moonlight Magic Video game, Sarya in the podcast series The Phenomenon, and a few more children toys that haven’t been released yet. Modeling wise, some of my proudest of my publications are from Vogue Portugal Print and Vogue Italia, Lucys Magazine, and Marika Magazine. I am honored to have also recently won an award with photographer, Barbara MacFerrin, for photography excellence from Pro Prints at WPPI and to work with all inclusive brands, such as Skims for fit modeling. Working with brands and productions that support all bodies and sizes is extremely important to me.
What do you think is the goal or mission that drives your creative journey?
In my creative journey, whether I’m working as a model or actor, my overall goal with my work is to tell a story and connect to people in an emotional and authentic way.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
Having someone connect to my work in some way is always the most rewarding thing. It’s incredibly important to create for myself first and foremost, but when others feel and relate to the emotions and truth of my work, it’s such a beautiful feeling.
- Website: https://bbuishas.wixsite.com/website
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/babuishas
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLUAt7PcrQabFhAgiXP01Rg
- Other: IMDB: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm12033767/
Main Photo: Photographer: Masha Evdokimova @ewdokimova B&W: Photographer: Jason Holmes @retrodollspinupphoto HMUA: Ana Vergara @anavergaraofficial Apple Editorial: Photographer: Randi Rheaa @rheaaphotography HMUA: Aimee Elise @slvrchrmr Fashion Designers: Vincent Jimenez and Saul Jimenez @meneztosociety Wavy Hair: Photographer: Brian Doherty @briandoherty Braids: Photographer, styling, and MUA: Anderson Gonzalez @andersongonzalezphotographer Hair: Joe Denny @joedennyhair Tree and Snow Editorials: Photographer: Barbara Macferrin @barbaramacferrin HMUA: Anderson Gonzalez @andersongonzalezphotographer and Jesse Eden @jessedenhmua Headpiece/hair: Theresa Elmore @theresaelmore.glow Pink Wig Editorial: Photographer: Shein @thisisshein Male Model: Koro Diouf @korodiouf @korostyle