Photography: Zanita Whittington Model: Rachel Grasso, Priscillas Styling: Jeremy Somers
We are proud to present the second installmentÂ of The Handsome Project. Each month we’ll showcase an amazing young photographer who blows our minds, shoots our stuff and is all together fantastic. Read on to see the rest of Zanita’s WAH photoshoot and interview!
INTERVIEW with photographer Zanita Whittington
How did you get to here?
I’ve modeled for 6 years so I’ve learned everything i know from my experiences working with different photographers. I have always cast a critical eye over my own work as a model and it think its a good way to learn from your environment.
Are you a self-taught photographer or did you have a mentor/teacher that showed you the ropes?
I’m just self taught. I started with a entry level SLR and have gone up from there. I also taught myself Photoshop, which was pretty easy considering all the tutorials you can find online.
When did you decide, photography was something you just had to do?
I decided about 12 months ago that I could potentially enjoy being a photographer. After blogging for sometime I became obsessed with using my camera. I love modeling for editorials but as a commercial model I don’t get many opportunities. Now i can create my own! Best job ever.
I couldn’t really pick a singular image, because I like editorials from a holistic standpoint. I really love Camilla Akrans evocative shoot for Numero with Bianca Balti.
Only one?! This week I’d say its David Bellemere. Last week it was Inez & Vinoodh.
Describe your photographic approach in three words.Â
Woman, light, emotion.
How do you decide on locations & subjects for your shoots?
I’ve just been using whatever is available and convenient. Beaches, parks, my own home.
Shot/Shoot youâ€™re most proud of?
A Handsome Project!
Do you prefer film or digital? Why?
Digital. I tried my hand at film photography when I was in high school and hated it. I’m a computer geek.
My camera, its a NikonD700.
Studio or On Location?
Never worked in studio its absolutely about location for me.
Black & White or Colour?
Colour and lots of it.
If you could take your photography in any direction without fear of failure or rejection, where would it lead? What new things would you try?
I want to shoot for major fashion labels and magazines and maybe have my own book. I have loads of ideas but right now they are just tucked away for no one to see. Its difficult to be innovative in fashion because most ideas are just borrowed from elsewhere.
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
Where to next?
Mastering studio lighting.
blog – zanita.com.au
email â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are Handsome would like to hug and applaud Zanita for her gorgeous photo shoot, we love every shot more than the next! XO