Lauren Wright is an upcoming fashion photographer who is currently living in Shoreditch, London. Although Lauren has only recently become involved in professional photography we were impressed with some of her creative portfolio and were therefore delighted when she took the time to be interviewed by Urbanity Chic so we could share everything with you. Read on to find out about, amongst other things, how Lauren would describe her style of photography, her creative influences and what she’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.
Q: How did you get into professional photography?
I got into photography this summer actually. Iv always been quite artistic so I have always had that eye. I decided I wanted a big DSLR for my 21st birthday and that’s where addiction began.
Q: What do you enjoy most photographing?
I love the freedom that you can have as an artist. Also people are so critical of themselves so if I can give them photos they enjoy of themselves that’s great.
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
Wonderful, I feel I have found what I really want to do with my life. Being able to put 100% into everything you love is just amazing.
Q: Who inspires you?
Anyone that loves to create. I think being artistic and creating beautiful things can be magical.
Q: Which modern day fashion designers or fashion icons do you look up to?
I look up to Jessie J, I think her style and look is very original.
Q: What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
Having a good imagination, I have never really had any Lessons in photography so I believe it isn’t just about learning the technical side, its putting what’s in your head into a piece of artwork.
Q: Do you prefer using film cameras or digital?
Using Digital. This is mainly because I’m a big geek when it comes to photo shop! I think its great the fact you can give photos completely different feels.
Q: Do you prefer to shoot on location or in the studio?
I think both have their uses, but I love location because it has a very certain feel about it often helping the model create that feeling or mood. On the other hand I find the studio interesting in a way the model has to work harder and great things can come out of this.
Q: Do you have any interesting stories about a particular photo shoot you’d like to share?
I was doing some test shots with my flat mate one time in the bath. We ended getting some great shots out of it, but as you can imagine it was rather funny her sitting in the bath trying to look sexy.
Q: Do you have a specific style of photography that makes you unique?
I think I use a very high amount of clarity and color on my photography. The Image I try and get across is very clear
Q: Who is your favourite photographer?
Rankin! His photography is just so beautiful. I love that when he photographers well known people he really captures their personalities.
Q: Is there anybody you would like to work with (either behind or in front of the camera)?
Jessie J definitely, I think with her style the shoot would be nothing but fun.
Q: What does fashion mean to you?
A way to express yourself! However you feel that day!
Q: How would you define your personal style?
I cant really put a label of my style. I’d say it’s however I fell that day! Sometimes I go through pin up moods, next I’m wearing a big woolly jumper with a skirt.
Q: Where are you based?
I am based in the heart of London in Shoreditch.
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Living in Shoreditch is great!! I live in the most artistic part of London, what could be better for a photographer!
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
Meeting so many like-minded and artistic people. Being around people like this really get me excited and get me thinking of new ideas for the future.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in the future?
I Think it would be great to go into commercial Photography, Taking pictures for artistic mags would be a dream. I love the mag Hunger. I find the photography inspiring.
Q: What do you do to relax?
Yoga! Its great for mind and body.
Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?
I think America! I would love to live there one day. The hot whether and relaxed attitude is always something I have wanted to experience.
Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?
Amy Winehouse on Vinyl! I recently got bought a Vinyl player and it’s fascinating. The sound you get from it is so much more beautiful than a regular CD.
Q: Do you have any interesting hobbies?
I do a lot of rock Climbing, maybe in the future I could combine this with photography.
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for aspiring photographers what would it be?
Take photos of what interests you, and take A LOT of photos!
Q: What motivates you to do what you do?
I love seeing what was in my head or in my notebook recreated on a photograph. Getting my creativity out is amazing having it liked is a bonus.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
I would welcome the chance to work on any new projects. I have lots of ideas and a real passion.
Editor’s Note: Lauren Wright’s use of colour and composition is to be commended. At Urbanity Chic we’re looking forward to how her portfolio and career develops over the coming months and years.
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