This month we talk to the fashion and portrait photographer about her inspirations, favourite snaps and capturing the ‘essence of a person’
I love finding beauty in the everyday and the mundane. I’m drawn to those in-between, spontaneous moments and capturing the essence of a person.
Portraiture and fashion. When I started shooting I had more of a documentary approach, which still ties into my work too.
I’m inspired by so many things! Mainly light, shape and form, my friends and family, photographers I follow on Instagram. I’m also inspired a lot by paintings – particularly when there’s really beautiful light.
I’m always drawn to composition and colour. But ultimately I think a good photograph makes you feel something too
It’s a photo I took last year in Puglia. I don’t usually take my camera on holiday, because it’s quite large to carry around. But last year I did, and I was on the rocks watching everyone in the sea below me. I felt like I was watching a scene from a film – the light was beautiful and there were all these people in the water. Some were jumping in, others were just swimming along. There were teenagers flirting – and laughter and chaos. I was glad I had my camera then.
First the fabric and secondly the cut. I love a shirt to be a little boxy and oversized.
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