photographer spotlight: annie suckow

Polaroid really amazes me. you see, me and the polaroid just never got along. maybe I didn’t want to take the time to really get into it, but for what ever reason, that has left me with a ridiculous love and respect for those who did take that time. Annie Suckow, best known as Moxie, never ceases to amaze me with her photos. not only are her photos great, but each one comes with a little story too. I love the quality, I love her style, and if you haven’t heard of her yet, I know you will too. check out her stream here, and enjoy!


what first sparked your interest in photography:
My dad and my mom. Their Pentax K1000 went everywhere our family did. And when each four of us kids left the house, we left with at least five colored coded photos albums filled with our life so far that she had created for each one of us. Mine were green.what was your first camera:
Kodak 110 for my 12th birthday. My first roll of film consisted mainly of photos of my stuffed animals, blurry self portraits and neighborhood cats.favorite thing to photograph:
People. I’ve tried to take photos of inanimate objects and I can’t create the intimacy I love when taking photos of a living being.favorite artist/photographer:
Weegee, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott are the start of the list. I just love real life photography.most memorable advice you’ve been given:
Always keep a camera with you. That was actually from my mom after I was in a car accident and didn’t have proof that the stop sign was blocked by a tree and that the Stop painted on the asphalt had faded. She gave all of us kids disposable cameras for our cars. I may have taken the advice in a different way then she intended but still…good advice, right?advice you’d give starting or aspiring photographers:
Keep a camera with you always and photograph what excites you.favorite color:
Green.if you could eat only one thing:
Coffee with a dash of beer. That’s not eating is it.something you can’t live without:
Russ and my Land Camera.on repeat from your headphones:
Camera Obscura. Every song but three. Those three know who they are.what inspires you:
People who are doing what they love. Their creativity gives me a kick in the ass to do the same.

12 Responses to “photographer spotlight: annie suckow”

  1. Dennise said:

    Alyson, I’m sure you’ve heard this but thanks so much for doing these spotlights, so inspiring!

    p.s. I’ll be shopping for a blog header soon. :) xo

  2. lucie said:

    love her picture!!she’s very inspiring as her friend elisabeth Taylor :)
    i would be very interested by a portrait of this great girl too!

  3. laceyJ. said:

    Again- what an inspiring feature! (Her last phase really rang true for me- wish I could go right.now. to take photos!)

  4. Summer (designismine) said:

    God, I am completely in love with these polaroids. She’s amazing!

  5. pia said:

    love this one alyson.

  6. oneshotbeyond said:

    touching feature. I believe in "always having a camera with me too". It's always the day you don't have it that something brilliant unfolds.

    coffee & beer together? Is he serious? hmm

  7. stacy said:

    such great photos. i need to start carrying my camera around now.

  8. Jessica said:

    these polaroids are incredible..so much personality in them… and they arecrisp and i ma interested in the subjects and their stories

  9. Maggie said:

    i think these spotlights that you do are really great.

  10. Amy Nieto said:

    Great Polaroids. And Ill have that Peroni, please kthnxbai

  11. Julia said:

    oh yeah. love moxiee and her polaroids. thanks for these interviews alyson, i love them!