GR: Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you live.
DF: I am a dreamer. I love the night sky from anywhere where you can see the
stars, big cities early in the morning when you can still hear the birds,
books, paintings, photographs, friends. I live in the LES
GR: How did you become interested in fashion photography?
DF: I wouldn't say my work is fashion inspired but it has evolved into
fashion. I originally became interested in photography because of the
story telling aspect of the medium. I was fascinated with the ability to
illustrate my thoughts.
GR: Inspiration / influences?
DF: First and foremost my mom. She is a teacher and an illustrator. I am in
awe of her patience and inexhaustible love for what she does.
The others include: Paulo Roversi, Sheila Metzner, Marc Chagall, Isa
Genzken, Ben Olson and the list goes on and on...
GR: Favorite band(s) at the moment.
DF: I dont know. When I hear something I like, I buy it but I'm pretty fickle.
GR: What kind of camera(s) do you shoot with.
DF: I loved my canon AE1 from the 70's till it "died" said the man at Nippon
Repair Shop... When she went south I decided to upgrade a bit to a canon
EOS1 that I really love. I also use a 5dMKII for jobs and a hasselblad 500
C that seems to sit on the shelf more and more. I love my Polaroid land
camera and have had the fortune to have a friend with a 195 that he lets
me borrow. The old Polaroids are always fun... and instant gratification!
GR: Night owl or early bird?
DF: Depends. There are so many great things about both...
GR: Do you have any tips/tricks for someone who is just starting out in photography?
DF: Be yourself. You can copy anyone but only you can be yourself.
GR: 3 places to visit in NYC.
DF: Any one of the museums and their rooftop, the highline at sunset, one of
the hundreds of amazing restaurants depending on your taste. I love
Frankie's 17 on Clinton, Sachico's also on Clinton, Bar Tano in Brooklyn,
San Marzano Pizza, new greenbow Chinese, peels, cafe mogador...
GR: How would you describe your personal style.
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