beingstacie asked: absolutely brilliant. where are you based?
Thank you and as of May I’ll be based out of San Diego! :)
crossingoverland asked: What makes a good fashion photographer and who are the fashion photographers who inspire you? As a fashion photographer, apart from the shooting, what have you found difficult and easy to accomplish (or trying to accomplish)?
I think it’s subject to what exactly makes a good fashion photographer besides the obvious technical side. So many of the great fashion photogs I look at all have different styles in shooting, framing, editing and such so no one is better then the other…just different. As for those who inspire me, I really gravitate to more editorial and emotion shooting based photographers. I have a handful that I look at on the daily that inspire me or help me to push my own creativity. I love emotion, fluidity, and candidness and will always be drawn to that style of work.
I think, more then anything, the hardest thing for me is finding my own personal confidence in my work. All artists struggle with this especially newer ones as it’s human nature to have self doubt when creating something. I’m always trying new poses, angles, editing and so on and I continue to push myself and when it doesn’t work it still hits me hard. I’m learning to let it go but it’s taken me awhile to get my mind to the point where I understand mistakes are a part of learning and to ease up! Not everything is going to be spot or liked by all and it’s OK and just to keep trying til I get it right. I made more mistakes trying to rush the process of growth then I have lately where I’ve slowed down and am remembering to enjoy the journey as it will all come together over time.