If you get to choose, do you prefer to work with videos or photos?
I definitely prefer creating still images more than videos, but I do recognize the value they bring to brands. I know video content is taking over, but I still get more excited to look at my favorite still images over video pieces. For me, a powerful image has the ability to tell a more complex story with less.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Whose work do you admire?
My inspiration changes based on my taste, which is constantly evolving. If you asked me this question when I first started making images, I would have said that my inspiration came from Instagram photography trends (cringe haha). In my current work, I am inspired by the process of creating an image from film rather than digital—which to me makes a much more impactful image. There are so many photographers that I admire, it would be tough to name them all, but if I had to narrow it down to one that I continuously go back to for inspiration year after year, it would be Mario Sorrenti. His images are so unique and different between each photo set, and his way of capturing the beauty of his subjects is phenomenal.
Any work you’ve done that is your favorite so far?
Anytime someone asks me this, I never have a definite answer. However, I just wrapped an editorial with Oscar De La Renta for their PS23 collection, which I'm really excited about. Even though I haven't finished the editing process, I can already tell it's going to be my best fashion work to date. It should come out in about a month, so you'll have to check it out when it's posted!
What advice would you give aspiring photographers hoping to break into the fashion industry?