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Welcome to our brand new website. There will be new interviews released every week with some of your favourite photographers! Have a gosh darn wonderful day :)

Vienna Skye

Vienna Skye

Would you mind introducing yourself? My name is Vienna. I’m 22 and from a town called Visalia located in the central valley of California. I currently live in Los Angeles. 

Vienna’s Instagram - @viennabutnotlikethesausage

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How would you describe your style of photography? I just yelled across the room to ask my partner this and he facetiously yelled back, “A [tasty] cinematic slice of life!” I appreciate his complement. 

I think much of my style can be attributed to the medium I’ve chosen. I’ve been shooting black and white film for years and stick with this medium because it lends itself more to ambiguity and abstraction as opposed to a hyper-realistic, clean digital photo. I like grain, softness, and imperfections that mimic a hazy memory or dream you can’t quite grasp upon waking. Granted, I do sometimes shoot colour film but not much. I love that black and white grain provides an organic cinematic look.

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When did you first fall in love with taking photos? Well, first I fell in love with the idea of shooting film and seeing a photo come to life in the darkroom. After I started developing and printing, I realized taking photos of my little brothers has made me the happiest so most of my photos are of them. They’re great subjects.

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What inspires your photography and who are some of your favourite photographers? I’m more inspired by cinematography than by photography. I’ve never seen a photo that has changed my life but I’ve seen films that have moved me in ways that no photograph has. I look up to the genius of cinematographers like Robby Muller, Jean-Yves Escoffier, and Roger Deakins.

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Are there any tips you would like to give to anyone out there who would love to create similar style photos to yours? Shoot film! You can spend hours in Photoshop getting your photos to mimic the qualities of film but it’s easier to just shoot film. You learn so much more by experimenting with different chemicals, ways of developing, and different film stocks. I’ve experimented enough to have finally achieved my preferred method of processing. You can also learn so much about photography by watching films. I’ve taken more from good cinema than by mindless scrolling on Instagram. Some cool films that have inspired me to shoot black and white: Boy Meets Girl by Leos Carax, Stranger Than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch, The Following by Christopher Nolan, La Jetee by Chris Marker, and Diamonds of the Night by Jan Nemec. 

Films that have inspired me to shoot a bit of color: Paris Texas by Wim Wenders, Gummo by Harmony Korine, Wong Kar-Wai films, Mystery Train by Jarmusch, and plenty more.

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What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure and do you have any upcoming photography trips/sessions that you would like to share? It’s strange that before seeing photographs of these places I’ve dreamt about Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands so going there would literally be a dream come true. In a few weeks my partner and I will embark upon a rock climbing and camping trip from Los Angeles to the Southern Oregon Coast where we will stop to camp and climb dozens of sport crags. Rock climbing has been an obsession of ours for a while so we’re super psyched to pack up our cameras and film and hit the road. Traveling wakes up my creative side more than anything else.  

Vienna’s Instagram - @viennabutnotlikethesausage

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Claire Gipps

Claire Gipps

Lubiato Ludovic

Lubiato Ludovic