Interview with Katie Chéz, fashion photographer
Katie Chéz is a London-based editorial photographer specializing in fashion and portrait photography.
Katie grew up in Poland and moved to London in 2005. Three years later, she decided to learn photography by herself. In 2013, she chose the fashion photography, it was according to her as a call, an obvious.
She highlights the femininity and natural beauty of the women she photographed, while sometimes adding her grain of madness. She likes to show real emotions.
Katie loves the creative process and collaboration with other artists. His work has already been exhibited in galleries in London and Tokyo and has appeared in publications such as Vogue Italia, Dreamingless and Ondine. She was also assistant on shootings for Elle Vietnam, Daman in Indonesia and The Peak Hong Kong.
Here is a short interview of the artist …
– When and how you decided that you wanted to be a photographer?
In a summer 2008 I’ve attended a fashion show. This is when I first thought of becoming a photographer. Later same year I got a new camera, fell in love with photography and decided that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
– It was your dream job?
Although the dream was born later in life, being a photographer is my dream job. I’m very lucky and grateful I get to do this.
– Which is the first thing and who is the first person have you photographed ? When it was?
I was 10 years old. During holidays my cousin had a camera. I’ve asked him if I could take pictures of him and the surroundings. I always was very curious about photography.
– Who’s the photographer you admire the most and why? Are his photos an inspiration for you?
I admire Nick Knight. He is very creative, innovative and he breaks the rules. I love flower shots he often shares on his Instagram. His Dior perfume campaign has inspired me in the past. My Angelika shots were taken during the time when I looked at his work a lot.
– When you take a photo, how do you live this moment? How do you feel?
When I shoot I look for real emotions. I’m most happy when model is relaxed, she understands the story and enjoys the moment. When I shoot I feel alive and I’m in the flow. Usually I get the sense that time has stopped. It’s just me and the model and nothing else in that moment is more important. My vision narrows down but in a very positive way. I stop when I know I’ve captured best possible moment.
– If your photos had a soundtrack, which songs you’d choose?
Danny Elfman – Ana and Christian
– If you weren’t a photographer which job you would like to do and why?
I was drawn to fashion from very young age. I love big and dreamy, couture dresses. Before I become a photographer I wanted to be a designer. I appreciate all the work that goes into creating beautiful pieces. My favourite designers are: Christian Dior, Valentino and Temperley London. I’m really happy I get to photograph them.
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