Interview Claudia Smith

Monday, January 26 2015 By: Roos van Rij

Claudia Smith,

Being located near Byron Bay has greatly influenced her photography work. She is focused on the easy going lifestyle and youth culture of her home which translates through her photos. Self taught, photography has become claudia's main medium to bring all creative thoughts to life... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Interview

What do you do in your daily life?
It's changed a lot the past few months, school is no longer a daily routine as I've recently finished. Now I usually sleep in if I can, go to the beach if it is sunny, plan ideas for shoots, go exploring with Liam and at the moment I am packing to move to Melbourne! 
Could you tell us a little bit about your photography?
Photography is my way of expressing creativity, I've always had an interest but have been shooting a lot more the last two years. As I am a young person myself, I love capturing the rawness of the youth culture and laid back vibes of the area I live in, you could say my photography is relaxed.
The moments you are lying in your bed.. which thoughts come to you?
Always ideas for new shoots and exciting ventures to be had.
What's your perception of yourself?
Oh man, that's a hard one. I think I am still discovering who I am and who I want to be, still too young and naive to know!
Does fame impress you?
Sure seems like it would be cool, but I think it would also be quite lonely. 
What is your future dream?
To travel a lot, experience as much as I can in this world and to give back.
What do you look for when searching for your next model?
Fun, something unique and natural beauty, I rarely put any makeup on the girls I shoot as I like to keep it as natural as possible. 
Can a man love two women at the same time?
As long as he isn't "in love" with both.
What's your perception about real love?
It is exciting, comforting and feels like a hurricane. Can't live without each other. 
If you could photograph anyone from the history, who would it be?
1970s Californian beach babes
What inspires you?
People, music, landscapes, the ocean and the sun in the afternoons
Which place inspires you the most?
Right now where I have been living the past 18 years. Byron bay has the most beautiful landscapes and I think i'll miss that in the city. 
Name 5 things you can't live without : 
Food, family, music, the ocean and loveeee

 

Website : http://www.smithclaudia.com/ Instagram: http://www.smithclaudia.com/

 

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