Going through your website we can see that you’re equally good at shooting fashion and portraits – two very different genres. What would you say is the secret of shooting both genres well?
Initially, I saw the two genres as separate, but the more I shoot the more I realise that they’re very much intertwined. It’s something I’m working on, as a signature of sorts, to combine fashion and portraiture. I believe the person comes first, then the clothing. That way you have a union of two elements. I am always more fulfilled, creatively, when I have a good rapport with the person I’m working with. Even when the clothing is exceptionally well-constructed, it feels hollow, almost pointless if I didn’t connect with my subject.
Some of your images look as if it’s done on film. Do you shoot analogue as well as digital or do you edit the images to make it look that way?
I mostly shoot digital but will, at times, shoot film. It depends. And my retouching does involve elements to give that “film” look. Logistically, digital makes more sense, but in an ideal world with infinite available time, I would always shoot film. There is definitely a profound uniqueness to film that can’t be replicated.
Have you printed any of your work? If so what for and would you recommend photographers to print their work?
I have printed my work mainly for personal use, but am hoping to do several exhibitions in the coming months. I most definitely recommend photographers to print their work. When you hold an image that you’ve taken, it has tangible value. It can’t be compared to looking at it on a computer screen or even worse, a phone screen.