Under the name of Vinyl Disco on deviantART, Kim Akrigg is an amazing photographer from Vancouver BC whose works are worth checking out. Similarly to Bella’s pieces, Kim’s are fantastically dreamlike. And although they are strong in ideas and concepts, the femininity and subtlety shine through. This is what she writes on her website: She picked up a camera in 2007 and hasn't been able to put it down since. She aims to find the unusual in the usual, searches out the beautiful in the everyday, and wants to make you look at things in a different way.
I was really impressed I sent her some questions, and she was so kind to answer them for us. Please visit Kim at her blog and her website for more awesome photographs – be supportive and leave your comments too ;)
Q: Please introduce yourself and what you do.
A: I'm Kim, and I'm a photographer. I work in a hair salon sometimes too, but I'd rather not.
Q: A quick description of your artwork.
A: I find that I think in pictures more than I think in words, and my photos represent that. I like to be able to create things that don't necessarily exist.
Q: What is your process of producing a piece?
A: It varies; sometimes I'm inspired by a place, the way someone looks or a piece of clothing. Once I have an idea I try to figure out all the other details such as make up, lighting, location, who I want the model to be. Then I shoot and then edit.
Q: In your works, what theme do you pursue?
A: Fantasy, things that are a little odd or different, finding beauty where you didn't think it was, things that don't exist, childhood memories, dreams
Q: What do you like and dislike about your works?
A: I like how I can express what I think through photos, I dislike most of my work after a little while because I believe it could be better!
Q: What is your dream project?
A: I'd overall rather be able to only take photos and have that as a career than achieve just one project...but that said I'd love to shoot for Vogue one day.
Q: Name three artists you would like to be compared to.
A: I think everyone wants to find their own style and voice rather than just be compared to someone else, but my favourite photographers are Tim Walker, Bruno Dayan, Lara Jade, and Paolo Reversi.
Q: What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
A: Do something you love and the rest will follow.
Q: Professionally, what's your plan from where you are at the moment?
A: Build my book up more, work on getting more photos published, and figure out how to obtain an American working Visa!
Q: What wouldn't you do without?
A: Aside from food/water/etc., I think the things we take most for granted are the ones we usually couldn't live without.
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