An interview with Photographer Luci Alice
London based photographer Luci Alice’s latest submission for Freque Magazine’s Vol 4 publication really caught my eye, her images just reached out and grabbed my attention. So much so that I had to know more about her process and see more of her work. I contacted her and asked if she could answer a few questions for me.
How long have you been a photographer and how did you break into it?
It all started when I took some nice photos in Egypt in 2008. As I was studying graphic design at the time, I felt that learning photography would compliment my studies. I enrolled on to a college course and it went from there!
What type of preparation do you do before heading off to a shoot?
I source clothing and accessories from a variety of designers (particularly Pandora Deluxe Latex, Kaoris Latex Dreams and Sophie Adamson). I then base makeup, hair and the ‘mood’ around the wardrobe. I’ll book the studio if I am using one and confirm the shoot with the models shortly before the shoot.
Which is your favourite lens to use?
I like the 50mm and the 70-200mm particularly for wide aperture stuff.
What inherent qualities do you think make a great photo?
I believe it is a combination of styling, pose, facial expression, post production and the right model. If one of these are lacking, I feel it can affect an image to the point it loses its impact. This is why I tend to work with experienced models.
You take some amazing fashion / portraiture shots , where do you get your inspiration from?
Thank you! I get inspiration from a number of things such as magazines, music videos and just simply looking online at sites such as Trendhunter.
What is your favorite style of photography?
I do like fashion photography, particularly when the styling is quirky or dark. I also like the evenly lit, high key Bizarre alternate glamour girl style too!
Film or digital, which one do you prefer?
I have only used digital but I would like to play about with film in the future.
How did you develop your style?
I am not sure if I have a distinct stye but I believe it is important to not be afraid to experiment so you can see what works and whether you like the outcomes. I think from there, you can really start to develop.
Do you dabble in other forms of photography? If so what are they?
I have done some weddings and some travel photography but model photography is what I like best!
What has been your most epic shoot to date?
I cannot possibly only choose one! A recent one was where I worked with a contortionist and the poses she can do were amazing and very different!
So here are a few quick non photography questions, please answer your favourites for the following:
1. Drink – Mixed berry Kopperburg Cider
2. Artist – HR Giger
3. Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – Facebook
4. Band – Rammstein
5. Place – India for holidays!
6. Movie – Gremlins
7. Superhero – My fiance
8. Animal – Small posh dogs or sheep!
9. Designer – Alexander McQueen
10. Photographer – David LaChapelle
You can follow Luci on Facebook and Twitter or head to her website to keep up to date with her latest shoots.