Kendall Bouchlas is photographer. She’s seventeen years old and has been taking pictures for about a year now. It was a real pleasure for us to take an interview with Kendall Bouchlas and we wish you to enjoy reading and viewing of Kendall Bouchlas photography.
AP: Hi Kendall, we are happy to see you here and thank you for finding the time to give us an interview. Could you please tell me what got you started?
Kendall: I was about 15 when I first became interested in photography. I’ve always been interested in art because when I was little, my grandmother would take me to art museums or to the theater. She planted the seed and I just grew from that.
AP: Oh, I see, so your grandmother made you fell in love with art. Do you have any formal education in photography or were you self-taught?
Kendall: I am self-taught. I have no idea how to use Photoshop and I still don’t know half the buttons on my camera. I basically create what’s inside my imagination and then photograph it for everyone else to see.
AP: Imagination plays very important role in art and your pictures are very beautiful and natural. What genre are your photos?
Kendall: My genre is whimsical. I love to take pictures that tell a story. I based the series “Snow White & Co.” off of a short story I wrote.
AP: How would you describe your pictures? Can they be characterized as unique or unusual?
Kendall: My work is very unusual. I don’t really know what else to say about it except I’m always pleasantly surprised with the finished product.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use to take your pictures?
Kendall: I use a Nikon D3000 and the only reason I know that is because I read it off my camera. Otherwise, I am sadly in the dark about all the technical aspects of photography.
AP: You have plenty of time to learn. The most important thing is your approach to photography. Which artists do you use for references?
Kendall: I love Kirsty Mitchell’s work. I think she is so inspiring especially for photographers, like me, who don’t use heavy editing.
AP: Kendall, do you have any dream project? What is it?
Kendall: My dream project would have to be collaborating with Kirsty Mitchell. Sorry to keep bringing her up, but she is the best in my book.
AP: This is great that her works inspire you! What is the formula for success in your activity?
Kendall: I don’t really have a formula; I just take pictures and keep finding ways to improve. It would be awesome if people saw my images and loved them just as much as I do, but that doesn’t always happen.
AP: We wish your dream to definitely come true. And is there someone who supports you in your creativity?
Kendall: Wow, so many people. I would just like to give a huge thank you to my mom, Wendy Fernsell. You have always supported me in anything I decided to do and I just want to say I love you so much. Also, thank you to my beautiful sister and partner-in-crime, Hadley Bouchlas. She is the model in all of my photographs, the make-up artist, stylist, and moral support. Hadley, without you, there wouldn’t be any photographs. Thank you to my other sister and model, Layton Fernsell. I love you cutie, you’re the best. Finally, thank you to the rest of my family and friends. The support I’ve received from you guys has been, just wow.
AP: Tell us three lessons you believe are really important for every photographer?
Kendall: Let’s see…three lessons I would say every photographer should learn are:
- Don’t quit just because someone doesn’t like your art.
- Practice makes perfect, or close to it.
- The answer will always be no unless you ask. Put yourself out there. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Kendall, thank you so much for sharing such exciting story! I’m sure your readers will definitely like it. We would like to wish you brilliant success, continued inspiration and of course amazing ideas, who will inspire other talented people to create art.
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