NINA HAWKINS interview

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 She is a Rebel, a Visual Alchemist, a Postmodern Priestess of icons...her Photography is INDESCRIBABLE!

    @ninaxhawkins           https://www.ninahawkins.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM:Tell us how you got started in photography?
 
I've always had a little film camera on me ever since I was 6 and wanted to become a paparazzi.  My passion for photography really birthed with my interest in fashion -
watching Fashion TV and dreaming of becoming a fashion designer as a teenager, which motivated me to apply into a modeling agency in Moscow when I was 15.
I started modeling more intensively at 19 and had a chance to work with great photographers that inspired me to get on to the other side of the camera.
I got more involved a few years working for a creative agency while living in Vietnam, but my professional career really launched only when I moved to LA a year ago. 
 
AM:What defined your photography ?
 
I'm really driven by beauty but my definition of it really differs from conventional beauty that's considered popular. I find a lot of inspiration in people and faces, constantly searching for my muses.
I'm also inspired by geometry, technology, androgyny, uniqueness, colors and spaces. Ideally I love creating work that makes people uncomfortable and makes them feel something,
rather then like and scroll to another image.
 
AM:Are you influenced by Art or Fashion in your approach of photography?
 
I always try to bridge the two with my work.
 
AM:How much do you care about the concept of a photography?
 
I don't mind working on the imagery that is just visually pleasing, I enjoy experimenting and improvising, happy accidents usually are the best and can be a great learning experience.
But having a strong idea behind the shoot brings it to another level. Art Thất has something to say is usually what separates great artists from good artists.
 
AM:Which is your opinion about the impact of social media on the art of photography ?
 
I think social media is a great marketing tool and platform tor young artists to get exposure but makes us consume faster and forces us to be a part of the race for making temporary content and demand more,
rather than focusing on making art that's timeless - cheap quantity over quality. Almost like fast food for art.
 
AM:Objects, space, models: how much important are for your work?
 
Yes it's very important for me to find a connection between these pieces and tie them together through flow, spacing, geometry, lines, composition, color.
 
AM:What about your future projects?
 
I mostly focus on commercial projects right now but also have some interesting personal projects in mind that will be coming out soon.
Don't want to ruin the surprise.

AM: Thank you so much Nina, keep on !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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