“It was immediately apparent that Eka Darville is a people person,” says Westlake of working with the Aussie actor. “His charm is completely natural and his vitality comes through in almost every frame. I could not hope for a more engaged subject.” See the results for yourself on p82.
CAN YOU GIVE US SOME TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER PHOTOS?
Shoot interesting subjects – no one is that interested in your selfie or what you had for dinner. Also, keep shooting until you’ve got it. The danger is that you’ll have way too much to edit, but it’s better than having nothing at all. Most good photographers get it very quickly and then play around with variables inside that ‘zone’. Oh, and get a good camera.
WHOSE WORK ARE YOU A HUGE FAN OF?
There is no end to the list of photographers whom I truly admire. Narrowing it down to three is sacrilege, but here goes: in the fashion genre it’d be Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton and Erwin Blumenfeld. I love the depth of invention in their work.
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS?
Try to get a gig assisting someone you admire. A lot of the really big photographers have teams of people and you’d be surprised how open the doors can be. Be willing to work hard for a few years and stay humble.