International photographer, visual storyteller, noted Harper’s BAZAAR collaborator
VISUAL AESTHETIC My artistic direction is hard to describe, as I shoot what is in my heart and mind at the time. I suppose it is varied; I like to blur the lines of fashion and art. I feel like my best pictures express some form of emotion—be it derived from what the subject is doing or engaging with the environment—and capture the freedom of that experience.
CREATIVE SPARKS Inspiration can be found in the little things—a beam of light, an unusual model, a new stylist, my wife, my dad, my niece.You just need to keep your eyes open to the beauty of everything around you.
FASHION INFLUENCES Fashion is at the core of my work.What inspires me is when designers put their heart on the line to create incredible shapes, bold colours rs or unusual textures. It can even spark a new photographic phic movement in my head. I find that sometimes fashion n has a bad reputation for being frivolous. But at its essence, fashion hion is the art that provides us with the most comprehensive nsive beacon of social issues. It’s the way we visually communicate icate to our community about who we are.
GRAPHIC CONTENT The concept of “graphic” can mean two things: First, a strongly composed interaction on of elements—it can be a pose, clothes, or even the model—and —and secondly, something that may offend you if you look at it.
SUMMER LOVING When I think of spring/summer, mer, I think about old Italian family portraits, blocks of colour lour against neutral tones, R-rated films from the ’70s, anything hing Sicilian and the playwright Bertold Brecht. I also like that the season usually comes packaged with holidays and more time with family. I love the longer days, so it doesn’t feel eel as if my day begins and ends with work. ■
The photographer’s ability to create visual poetry with light and shapes injects fresh perspectives into the pages of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore