By SPECIWOMEN Photography LAUREN DAVIS
"Making art gives me a high. It brings me to a place of peace."
What are you doing currently?
Answering this interview from my bed, listening to music.
What got you into photography?
I have always tried to express myself through art, and this medium felt the most comfortable. It matches my personality. I can't sit still. I like to be moving a lot, this helped me make time for photography.
What do you photograph?
I photograph staged portraits of mostly my friends, and other people I am close to. I like to photograph people acting as characters, representing ideas, feelings, memories etc.
What messages are you hoping to convey through your photography?
I am hoping to be able to connect with viewers. To convey anxiety, sadness, loneliness, excitement, and have people have a look at my experience, and thoughts on growing up.
What is your set up?
I usually find locations that inspire me. A place that feels nostalgic, something that reminds me of a moment thats been passed by. Shooting with my Olympus Om2, I usually go through three rolls of film. It's usually a pretty short photo shoot, and usually all with friends, so it's casual and fun.
Where does your art bring you?
Making art gives me a high. It brings me to a place of peace.
What are your favorite places in New York City ?
I have a few favorite spots I like to frequent.
-Eddies Sweet Shop
-Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Who inspires you and your photography?
Jim Morrison...But seriously.
How is being a woman shaping you?
I love owning my femininity, and adding a little irony to it. Its inspiring to me to work against social norms. I feel being a woman has shaped me into somewhat of a sensitive being, but I also feel it is different for everyone.
Slideshow courtesy of the artist.