High fashion sleek with a touch of moody hues, JESSICA HOREWOOD’s artistry transcends the classic beauty shot.
Jessica Horewood’s photography style is like a Swiss Army knife that is encrusted with Swarovski jewels: it’s delicate and pretty yet deep down you know it’s edgy enough to slice you.
Based in Melbourne, the talented young photographer only began shooting fashion photography after she finished her tertiary studies. In prodigy speed, her high end and luxurious photographs have already gained her much appreciation in the photography world with features and publications flying in left, right and centre.
Hi Jess! What was it that inspired you to start taking photographs?
I started taking photos when I was about 16 when I chose Photography as a subject at school in Year 11 and 12 and just couldn’t get enough of it. I’d spend so much time at school in the dark room and from then on it was all I wanted to do. I definitely spent way more time on photography than any of my other classes! That was around the time I discovered fashion images and drove my mum crazy with all the fashion magazines I’d have stacked around the house.
What does photography mean to you?
I really love being able to create something from nothing; to be able to come up with an idea or a vision and see it come to life. I’ve just always loved images and the process of making them, and I find I’m the happiest when I’m working on creating something. I get to meet and work with a lot of great people; there’s so many opportunities to collaborate with other creatives who love the same things as I do.
Do you have any formal education in photography?
I studied at Photography Studies College and RMIT but I didn’t really start shooting fashion until after I finished studying, and I didn’t start shooting beauty till even later than that. I was a really terrible student so I’m pretty sure my teachers would be totally shocked that I stuck with photography.
Do you think gear matters when trying to make that great picture?
I think gear should only be there to support what you’re trying to do, not take over the whole show. There’s a lot you can do with one light, even if it’s just the sun.
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