We are pleased to introduce you to Camille Rouzaud, New York based photographer and visual artist. Aside from photography, she enjoys filming and exploring street culture which makes her work stand out. Camille started her photographic journey at the age of 15 when she became fascinated with architecture and geometric shapes. Camille’s work has been featured in magazines such as PUNKT magazine, C-heads and Golden Boy Press.
What does photography mean to you?
Communication. Looking for my very own sense of beauty, energy and courage. Trying to be universal starting from just an image (or a series of images) that tell a story, beginning with my own story. Each of my personal subjects are very linked to me.
How did you get started in photography?
I started shooting details of architecture, globally geometric stuff at 15 years old when my mum gave me a film camera. At this time I had free access to a photography lab in my town.
While taste is subjective – in your opinion, what makes a good photo?
If what you’re seeing gives you any kind of vibration.
What is your fondest photographic memory?
I don’t have any in particular, they’re all great memories. I do love not having a specific idea in mind when I go out to photograph and then having the idea presented to me as I encounter situations. I prefer when creativity comes to me naturally and I can just go with the movement to create new ideas; that makes me really happy.
With so many cameras and other image-making devices available today, more and more people are getting into photography – it can be a little difficult to make one’s work stand out. What advice would you give someone who seriously wants to pursue and succeed in this craft?
If we’re talking about art as a necessity, I think its by being honest and doing your very own art; not looking for influences or techniques and really tying to communicate your own vision of beauty, outside of what is cool and trendy. Entirely without barriers. The world values the courage of being oneself; although its not easy, it’s a much more interesting road.
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