How did you first get into photography?
I brought my first camera at 11 and have been taking pictures since.
How has your work evolved since you first got started?
Who are the photographers who have influenced you? and the artists?
So many. I think it’s individual images more than specific artists. I worked as a fashion stylist for years and i love fashion photography from Avedon, Irving Penn, Sarah Moon to Mark Borthwick, Viviane Sassen, Tim Walker to more art based photographers such as Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Edward Weston, Francesca Woodman… but there are so many images in the world, all over the place that can move me and make me stop in my tracks and i have no idea who took them! I love tudor paintings and sculptures, the sunrise at the tate modern was one of the best things i’ve ever seen. Sometimes just the light falling in a certain way takes my breath away.
How do you choose your subjects to photograph?
The ‘A Body of Work’ pictures are easy because its always me! But portraits i shoot people i find fascinating, that have a bit of a secret in the way they look, be they friends, family or people that i cast from the street.
What makes the most successful shoot for you?
What makes for the most interesting shoots?
What equipment are you using currently?
I use a Canon 5D, with either a 24 – 70ml lens or 50ml lens. The occasional daylight balanced constant soft box and reflectors.
When you photograph individual subjects how much time do you use to get to know them?
How much planning you do for each shoot and how much happens naturally?
Can you talk about some technical aspect of your work and photography in general?
What were you be doing if you were not a photographer?
Is the processes of creating your photographs emotional for you?
Taking photographs is nourishing for me. It’s a need – i feel aggravated and frustrated if i haven’t shot for a while. A Body Of Work is emotional to look back on, and think of where i was in an emotional sense at the time of taking each picture.
What projects have you planned in future?