5. Your film holds an exciting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat sort of vibe. What daily tasks during shoot would you do to keep the energy going?
It was pretty easy to keep the energy up mostly since much of the filming consisted of me and my sister jumping in the car and zooming up into the mountains to find spots to shoot, which is always fun. Other than that I kept us well supplied with Guayaki Yerba maté to keep the hype levels strong!
6. Seeing you dive deep into other mediums of art, design, and illustration - what is the one thing that connects all aspects of your visual storytelling?
What connects them all - at least I hope - is a combination of unusual ideas and concepts paired with my own unique style of creation and illustration. I have a pretty strong tendency toward botanical and natural imagery as well as a love for powerful, interesting female characters in my artwork etc.
7. Who do you find as the most important or influential person in your field right now and why?
This is a hard one, because I am part of a lot of fields and can’t really consider myself belonging to just the photography world or just the art world or just the Instagram world. In my personal world, the people that always inspire me the most are the ones who are really in tune with themselves and their own growth in their art, whatever that may be. Andrew is always a huge inspiration for me.
8. When you feel creatively drained, what do you do? How do you stay fresh?
Travel and Nature are my go to’s whenever I feel really drained. As I write this I’m in Peru, at the end of a 17 week (mostly solo) journey around South America, which came about because of a deep stagnation of my creative process. Travel is the thing I can always go back to re-ignite that creative fire, and otherwise I try to get out in nature as much as possible, as well as keeping other creative bright shining people in my close circle of friends.
9. How has filming on your smartphone impacted your work for Moment’s Invitational? Do you expect to more of people’s use of accessible technologies, like phones, in this industry?
I absolutely loved filming on the smartphone. The moment lenses and the rest of the gear elevated the iPhone filming to such a polished and professional level, I think it’s really a game changer in terms of what can be done in the filming industry - and in terms of who can do it! You no longer need expensive camera equipment to have your work be considered on a professional level, I think it really opens the door to a lot more people!