Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Interview with Lucky Magazine…Questions & Answers



What makes a great shot?


For me, a great photograph is broken down into thirds. The first part is the person: the way she stands, the way she holds herself, her persona. Does she have a big persona or a little, quiet persona? Are they bold or kind of shy? The next third is clothing, and what it tells you about the subject. To me it’s like costuming in a movie—the clothes are an important part of imagining what that character is like. Last third: the light. Even if the person doesn’t have great skin or the outfit’s just okay, the light really helps set the mood.



How do you choose who to shoot? 


There’s nothing a person can do [to stand out]. It’s totally my imagination! I shoot as a straight male, so sometimes it’s an attractiveness [that sets someone apart], but a lot of times, it’s the mystery. I don’t get to know a lot of these people very well. I like to imagine them: This girl is really nice; this girl is super-sensitive; this girl is a tomboy, this girl is a really tough New York businesswoman. Posture, I think, is also incredibly important in a photograph. Whether she holds herself in a very delicate way or in a very strong, assertive manner goes into how I shoot someone. It happens very fast, and usually when I see someone I immediately know the feeling I’m getting from them. Do I shoot them in a meek way? A strong way? It’s totally just my ridiculous interpretation.


Read The Rest of The Article Here


Close comment

Detach comments



    February 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome, loved the every bit of the interview

    • WOWS

      February 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Nice shot!


    • Wonderland Boudoir

      February 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      This was a great article. I really love the piece about the Peruvian brother and sister pair. While the bouquet of flowers may have been sad I’m sure it was beautiful for them. What I like the most is the fact that at 5 and 3 they can be alone without the family being in fear. I would love to have the peace of mind.

      However, my favorite tip is the one were you stated that you like what people do naturally and you wait and pretend like you are looking the back of the camera then shoot them before they have the chance to tense up. That’s something I’m gng to be begin doing.


  2. Fashion Snag

    February 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Great interview!

  3. Karen Farber

    February 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Great answers. It’s refreshing getting an insight into how you operate on the streets, it gives me inspiration to try something different with photography

  4. ~ Carmen ~

    February 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I liked learning about your rule of thirds. Now I know light plays such a big part in street photography.

  5. Liz

    February 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    really nice article

  6. The Way I Roam

    February 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Awesome interview!

  7. The Blonde Edit

    February 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Gorgeous photo!


  8. Milex

    February 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    My photographer needs to read it.

  9. Jill @ Champagne for Everyday

    February 17, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    This was really enlightening – pardon the pun! I am always concerned about my background, but this really hits it home that lighting and subject matter more. I will stop being so tough on myself =P

    Interview with a Sommelier – Champagne Facts You Need to Know!

  10. Sunny Side

    February 18, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I am very puzzled to discover your next book, specially shots from East countries ! I did not know you were such a dreamer, catching up the poetic aura of people you meet. Each time it’s a short story in itself, so spontaneous, rush of adrenalin because you have to capture a timeless vision, your vision. Few seconds and it’s gone ! it must be addictive, obssessive and sometimes ecxtatic ! Enjoy !!!

  11. sandyy

    February 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Cool style, beautiful dolly dress, with casual sneakers, love the look :)

  12. Pingle Ping

    February 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

    She is Thai famous actress.

  13. Helen

    February 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Nice interview – came across as honest in how you shape the photographs but there’s nothing wrong with that!:)

Leave a comment

Related posts