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I was born and raised in France. As a child I was constantly creating art through paintings and drawings. Often times I would find myself daydreaming about shapes, colors and far away places. One day I picked up a camera and essentially fell in love. My friends and family joke that I can always be found behind the lens of a camera. I grew to love photography. I was able to convey my vision by the aid of a camera. I felt empowered.
At the age of 23, I packed up my camera and moved to Los Angeles. I have dedicated my life to photography, working for different fashion brands creating lookbooks/catalogs, lifestyle storytelling, launching fashion ad campaigns and producing magazine editorials.
Self taught and self made, I have honed in my skills and believe that they are now beautifully represented in my work. I enjoy working with natural light and movement in order to capture the magic of a single moment.
For me, being a photographer is a perpetual challenge, to create and present a variety of images, while in constant search of inspiration and new horizons.
How and when did you get into photography?
I always love taking pictures, then Christmas 2010 I was offered my first DSLR, so I wanted to understand how it’s works and I developed a passion for photography. And I'm interested in fashion photography, and I started training on my girlfriends. Then it became more serious when I really learned the techniques of internal settings. And there, my professional life take sens.
What does photography mean to you?
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I enjoy working with natural light and movement in order to capture the magic of a single fashion moment.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I’m a photographer who LOVES to capture beautifully lit fashion, to warm and expressive lifestyle. I can be inspired by a music, a clothing style, music video, a makeup. I also use Pinterest a lot.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
We recently shoot a lookbook for a clothing brand called ANAMA. We went to Big bear for 2 days with an amazing team and I love the atmosphere of a passionate and funny team doing their best to make the pictures looks perfect.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, For the lens I would choose the 50mm. I have started with this lens, I did all my first photoshoot with this magic lens. And I love using fixed lens (50,35,85… ).
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do not be discouraged, believe in your dreams, and learn by oneself. Nothing is due, when you work, you get there. Many observe the work of others, ask for constructive criticism, and always question yourself.
What do you think of our new magazine?
This is an amazing way for photographers to express ourself and show our work.
Photographer Mathilde Bresson (Los Angeles)