One on One with Ciara Cloud Photography

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What’s the motivation behind your most recent shoots?
Lately I have been looking at a lot of different clothing advertisements in magazines, like Vogue and Bazaar. What I love most about many of the ads is the story that the entire team has created through lighting, setting, hair, makeup, etc. A lot of my most recent work is more than just a portrait of a pretty face because I try to create a certain mood or theme with every photo shoot that I do.

Growing up did you know you would get into photography?
I wish I could say that it all started when I got my first camera at the age of three, but honestly my love for photography began my freshman year of high school. Actually, my first model was ME! I would come home from school and get all dressed up to do a photo shoot of myself. I know it’s funny, but I enjoyed the creative side of it! Now that I have the opportunity to photograph many diverse models my passion for photography has significantly blossomed.

Do you have a favorite photographer?
My favorite photographer right now is Mario Testino. I love the fact that he uses his playful personality to bring out the best in everyone that he photographs. The results are always stunning.

What’s the biggest city you have been to?
The biggest city I have been to is Los Angeles, California and I absolutely loved it!

What’s your favorite city to visit?
My favorite city to visit is Miami, Florida. I love that the city is full of many varieties of art and culture. Every time I visit I come back home with loads of inspiration for my work. In the near future I would like to establish myself there.

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What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
Since I am such a huge fan of fashion photography I would love to visit the city of New York, New York. I can only imagine the amazing opportunities that I would be confronted with while visiting.

How would you describe your personal photography style?
I would describe my photography style as diverse. I enjoy playing with color as well as various elements, like shadows created by distinct lighting, to give my work a unique flare.

How can we follow you online?
Instagram: @ciaracloud

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