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An Interview With London Photographer Naomi Wong

Thursday 25 June 2015

Naomi is a 19 year old photographer based in London. She is the founder of girl-power zine Les Fille, and shoots pretty girls and cheeky boys.

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How important are sites like Tumblr and Instagram for emerging artists?
So important! All my contacts have been made online. I met stylist Alicia Ellis who I frequently collaborate with through Tumblr and a lot of my upcoming jobs have been commissioned by people who found my work on Instagram. My Instagram used to be a personal account but ever since then I turned it into a portfolio earlier this year, I have reached out to more people than I expected. Always post new work regularly and speak to people you want to work with, you never know what can happen.

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Do you carry your camera at all times?
Sometimes. I really try to, it’s definitely something I should do more often. I’ve missed a lot of photo opportunities before but I don’t regret it.

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What would be your dream commission?
In a dream world I think either Gucci or Louis Vuitton right now. I love the new direction both brands are going through at the moment, the new collections are so beautiful and inspiring. But realistically, a dream commission would be by any magazine or brand I admire.

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What can we see from you in 2015?
I’m working on a few commissions at the moment which will come out in the next couple of months that I’m really excited about. I’m thinking a lot of new personal work will come from my move to the US in August so that will be very different and hopefully my photo book with Young Shot Press featuring portraits of girls will be out later this year.
 
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Where do you see the future of analogue photography?
It’s going to keep thriving. After the whole resurgence thing the past couple of years, analog photography won’t be coming to an end anytime soon. I think online communities like Tumblr and Flickr has helped this a lot. I remember discovering loads of amazing film photographers online when I first started using Tumblr and seeing their work really encouraged me to shoot on film.
 
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Check out Naomi’s tumblr