Photographer Interview: Dave Kennedy
Name: Dave Kennedy
Favorite Color: Grey
Favorite Book: Italian Vogue B-)
Favorite Movie: Donny Darko
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Quote: Life’s to short to be small
For how long have been in photography? Been a photographer for about 6 years now
How did you start? Started in Cape Town as a assistant to many international photographers who came to the country to shoot.
How would you define yourself as an artist? I’m a capturer of feeling. Feelings or emotions that get transferred to paper and remembered for ever
Where do you find inspiration? In everything I do. doesn’t matter if I’m not even looking for it sometimes. Inspiration finds you at the weirdest of times .
Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? I prefer Brainstorming at the bar with friends!
Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? Digital is where it needs to be right now. The growth of digital over the last 4 years has been astounding! I see no need to shoot in film, unless your doing a personal project. I can only dream of what/where digital will be in the next 4 years.
Did you work for lnterntonal brands? Which ones? I do. I shoot for most of the Brands. I just shot 4 editorials for Dior and I’m shooting for Ralph Lauren next week.
Did you work with Top models? How was your collaboration with them? your model is one of the most important elements of your shoot. I try to only use top models cause otherwise it’s a waist of time to shoot
Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? Every project I do gives me satisfaction at that point of time in my life. That’s how you grow as a photographer. Personal projects keep me alive. I’ve just got into directing so my latest project Halemeda is whats making me Buzz right now
List of your clients? Way to many! I’ve been shooting for 6 years so got hundreds!
Best and worst experience? My best experience was last week when I shot this new guy in town! He has the most amazing look. The pics went straight into my portfolio!
Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? David Sims / Peter Lindeberg
What about architects and designers? What about them?
What are your next projects? Next project.. Heading to LA in August for two weeks to try and find a agent. While I’m there I’m sure I’ll be inspired for my next project
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