May I introduce: Michael Robles
Colourful Splashes and analogue like documentary shots - this unique mix probably describes Michael Robles photography the best. Once again it was only one photo that got me hooked, only to discover that there was so much more. Michael is and art student from Los Angeles making quite the impression as a photographer already. . I got around to ask Michael a few questions so we ended up talking about super bowl bets, Terry, Rihanna, Miley and Hollywood in general. Everything on a photo basis of course. Enjoy the interview and make sure you check out his web site!
Your photography in three words?
Eclectic. Quirky. Eccentric.
What camera do you use?
Canon 7d + various film cameras (35mm is my fav).
What kind of photography do you do (fashion documentary, advertisement etc.)
I shoot portraiture and fashion photography. My emphasis is consumer fashion.
How did you start with photography?
My dad won a super bowl bet and bought me an slr camera. I took it to concerts/events and so it began.
What was the best thing that happened to you during your career as a photographer?
My collaboration with the designer of Coveted Society people is so surreal.
What was the first photo you ever sold.
I was at a Miley Cyrus book signing. I shot a young girl hugging Miley Cyrus. I showed the pictures to her mom and she insisted on buying them.
Can you make a living out of your photography?
Yes. I'm currently networking and shooting with upcoming designers. My main goal is completing my schooling before I really try and "enter" the professional world. Only the hustlers will survive.
What is the best city for you to work in?
Hollywood. You have everything a photographer needs. Makeup, models, clothing, locations, and equipment.
Do you prefer shooting in studio or on location?
Probably in studio. I enjoy a very sterile setting as well as total control of my light. Little details like a random crack or stain on the wall can bug me.
If you could choose any model, whom would you like to shoot with?
Ashley Moore. She has striking features and such a distinct look. I found her on instagram and hope to work with her in the future. (instagram.com/ashleymoore)
You photograph a lot using flash, do you prefer that to natural light? If so why?
I have to admit I prefer flash. I love having control of the strength, highlight, and direction of my light. I do enjoy working with sunlight but your limited to its position at that time of day.
What magazine would you like to shoot for?
Interview or i-D. I'd love to shoot for a Japanese one. I would be able go to a little more crazy.
Three favourite Blogs/Tumblrs?
thefashionisto.com - great resource for current editorials and runway looks in male fashion. lomography.com - cool database to see images taken with a specific camera or type of film. Lots of DIYs + Tutorials.
terrysdiary.com - dope photographer
If there wasn't any budget limit, what would you like to do in a shooting?
Have my photographic way with the bad gal Rihanna.
Who's style of photography do you admire?
Terry Richardson. He can do wonders with a snapshot camera. A lot of people talk him down because he doesn't use any fancy lighting. It doesn't stop him from making his mark in the industry. His content is intriguing and he's always pushing the sexual boundaries in fashion advertising.
Where do you want to be in three years?
Dec. 3, 2013
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