How did you get into photography/ videography?
I grew up in an artist house, my mother was an art director who had worked alongside Bruce Weber her entire career. My father never spent a day without painting or drawing. So for me, I grew up understanding that if I like movies and TV, I should do it everyday. When I was 15 I got a job at Evergreen Video on Carmine street in the West Village, about a block away from my childhood home. At first this was a way to get out of the house and buy whatever I wanted without my parents consent, but soon the over exposure to everything classic, foreign and current taught me that movies and TV are truly where I want to live. I was hired because I was tall and could reach the VHS tapes, but now 13 years later, video is still my preffered medium. Photography came in when I started to really appreciate stills from videos.
Do you have a consistent process or does each project happen differently?
I have a very consistent process, but this changes depending on whoever I’m collaborating with. It’s a sensibility that comes from being an editor and working with women as much as I can.
What advice would you give yourself when you were starting out?
To not second guess risk taking, it’s only directional.
What are you most excited about at the moment?
A few things-
Curb Your Enthusiasm
What is your favourite and least favourite thing about New York?
I can’t answer this. Or I feel lucky to be from New York, yet most everything I love is gone.
Images courtesy of MINNIE BENNETT
words HANNAH GLENN
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