today’s photographer is Destiny Dawson, one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. her kindness is so bright and her photography is incredible. I love her passion for photography and can say, that she was quite possibly my biggest inspiration to get out and shoot film. she recently moved from Portland to Colorado, but I hear rumors that she’s coming back! I hope to shoot with her soon. check out her stream for more gorgeous photos and get ready for a fantastic interview.
what first sparked your interest in photography:
My father and absolute hero is a wonderful analog photographer. I remember hazy, early mornings in Alaska of being 2 or 3, carried around on my dad’s back in one of those kiddie-backpack contraptions while he went out on photo shoots. Climbing rocks, walking the beach, adventuring….all with me in tow. There was so much magic in those mornings. I think there was something in me that eventually became very inspired and found value in the whole process of photography after those early experiences.
what was your first camera:
The same I use now, my dad’s old Canon AE-1.favorite thing to photograph:
Beautiful moments in everyday life we all tend to overlook. Beauty in simplicity. Lights, shadows, honest expressions on the faces of people I love.favorite artist/photographer:
It’s so hard to choose one artist. I am ever inspired. I suppose the first famous photographer whose work I really fell in love with was David Bailey. I have this fascination with the whole ’60s time period. The fashion, the music, the subcultures; the whole renaissance of it all. He captured it all so well. There’s a new Flickr member I’ve found who happens to be blowing my mind at the moment called i.anton.most memorable advice you’ve been given:
Love yourself, do what you love, and everything else will fall into place.. Thanks, Dad.advice you’d give starting or aspiring photographers:
Bring your camera with you everywhere, some of the best moments can be lost without it. Never, never, never stop shooting. Discouraging moments and filler shots will turn into something beautiful eventually.favorite color:
Green. There’s something both loud and earth-like about it.if you could eat only one thing:
Sushi. Everyday.something you can’t live without:
Inspiration. Without it I don’t feel completely alive.on repeat from your headphones:
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks. It’s so beautiful and suits the energy in my life right now.
hat inspires you:
Life, love, heartache, laughter, friendship. Finding moments where I’m actually impressed with my art as well as that of other artists. It keeps the creative process going.