50 Questions: Adventuring with KJ Pinc

Camel riding in Egypt, hot springs in Alaska, and mountain picnics in Mount Rainier National Park – can you blame us for becoming just a little transfixed with KJ Pinc’s Instagram account? And it’s not just us… KJ (short for Kjerstin) has also been noticed by a hoard of big name brands – think the likes of Steve Madden, Urban Outfitters, and Marriott Hotels.

Here, we chat to the Washington-based photographer and lifestyle influencer about everything from reading history books to how her influencer journey began…

1. Best beauty product of all time? Glossier Boy Brow
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Boy Brow, Cloud Paint, Priming Moisturizer – all by Glossier, Amazonian Clay Foundation by Tarte, and Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced
3. Hair “done” or messy? Messy
4. Makeup or no makeup? Light makeup
5. Favourite fragrance? Hot House Peony by Royal Apothic
6. Favourite item of clothing? My favourite pair of Levis
7. Favourite fashion brand? Madewell at the moment
8. Sneakers or heels? Sneakers
9. Gym or exercising outdoors? Exercising outdoors
10. Yoga or running? Yoga

11. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Healthy eating (mostly)
12. Can you cook? My boyfriend doesn’t think so
13. Favourite food? Indian food
14. Favourite drink? Smoothies
15. Best place to eat out? Cheba Hut (in Arizona)
16. Happiest moment? Adventuring
17. Saddest moment? Heading home from a trip
18. Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
19. Blog or YouTube? Youtube
20. Iphone or camera? Camera

21. Type of camera? Canon 6d
22. VSCO cam or Snapseed? VSCO cam
23. Facetune or untouched? Untouched
24. Favourite filter? VSCO cam A6
25. Shooting on-the-go or location scouting? Shooting on-the-go usually
26. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Both
27. How did you get into blogging? An accident, I simply posted what I loved and companies reached out
28. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? Sometimes 30 minutes… sometimes hours
29. Who takes your pics? Usually my boyfriend
30. Most exciting moment since being an influencer? The moment we found out we were going to Egypt

31. Most terrifying moment since being an influencer? Getting outside my comfort zone
32. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Our Egypt trip with Gazef
33. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? A trip to Egypt
34. Last thing you googled? What the perfume I use is called
35. Favourite film? “500 days of summer” and “La vie en Rose”
36. Favourite book? Any history book
37. Favourite song? “The less I know the better” by Tame Impala
38. Favourite band? The Eagles, The Rolling Stones and Tame Impala
39. Living in the city or living by the beach? By the beach
40. Summer or winter? Summer, summer, summer

41. Favourite travel destination? Egypt
42. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet dinner with friends
43. Partner or single? @kevinkinghorn <3
44. Siblings? A sister
45. What city are you currently living in? Seattle, Washington
46. Celebrity girl crush? Zooey Deschanel
47. Celebrity boy crush? Johnny Depp
48. Pets? 2 dogs and a cat
49. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @kevinkinghorn, @helloemilie, @reneeroaming, @hbgoodie, @natalieallenco
50. Favourite quote you live by? “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life” – Agnes Repplier

All images: @kjpinc

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