Introducing Claire Huish...
Dahlia was recently introduced to Claire Huish and her beautiful photography. Claire won the Young Fashion Photography of the Year award in 2009 and since has been creating amazing work in the fashion photography industry. We caught up with Claire to talk about her wonderful images and fashion.
Tell me a little bit about yourself, inspiration and your photography?
I’m 21 years old, graduating from BA Photography in June. My inspiration comes largely from the past: different art movements and fashions. I am fascinated by the crossover between painting and photography, and using painterly techniques in my photographs. Colour, natural light and nostalgia drive my work, and it’s essential to work with models whose faces and characters inspire me.
What is your most favorite shoot you have done so far?
It’s so hard to pick a favourite as they are all so different, but any shoot where I’m working on a great location with a talented creative team makes me happy.
What's your favourite publication?
Lula and Vogue Italia are my favourite established magazines, but there are also emerging/independent publications like Fashion156 and Lionheart that are really fresh and inspiring.
How would you describe your personal style?
Feminine, colourful and a bit extravagant - I like to dress up every day, life’s too short to blend in!
What are your favourite places in London?
I love the Hamiltons Gallery, the Royal Academy and the V&A - I never fail to be inspired when I go.
What’s your favourite piece from Dahlia’s summer collection?
It’s between the Beatrice Green Chiffon Dress and the Isabelle Navy Tiered Front Dress. I like that they’re contemporary but reference vintage styles.
If you could travel in time – where would you want to be in 5 years time?
Working as a successful fashion photographer in London, shooting for exciting publications and designers and still loving what I do as much as I do now.
Tell us one thing about you that we should know?
I’m a complete cat lady, I love them! My cat Percy is just irresistible.