Montreal-based fashion photographer Dimitri Guedes, whose works has previously been featured in Vogue Italy, Booooooom, and Fisheye Magazine, tells us about the psychological inspirations behind his work and how he avoids the ordinary.
Hello Dimitri! Tell us what you're working on at the moment?
I’m currently woking on some Instagram videos for a client and on another video based on motion graphics.
How did you get into photography?
My friend bought an analogue camera in a pawn shop and I was pretty jealous. I wanted to get my own and that’s how it all began. Since I also work as a videographer, jumping to photography was natural. I was fascinated by the possibility of creating an uncanny, beautiful visual universe.
Your photographs have a very surreal feeling about them. What inspires this quality in your work?
I love when aesthetics mix dream and reality. I always try to give a mysterious twist to my pictures to make them unique. My goal is to create a universe where each picture is interconnected.
Why do you choose to shoot on film?
First off all, I love shooting film. I also like the colors and the look of it. I feel like it gives an ethereal feeling to each photo.
Do you have a favorite photo? Tell us the story behind it.
[For the photo above this on the left], we were driving randomly in the suburbs near Montreal and we saw a field of melons. We decided to stop there for a picture and I gave a small mirror to Jade, the model. I added a star filter to the lens to highlight the reflection. It took 2 tries to get that picture. I like what she was wearing and I find that the reflection adds a lot to the picture.
What is coming up for you in the future?
I had a meeting with a lingerie brand a few days ago to shoot some pictures which should be very interesting. Other than that, I'm mostly working on personal projects. Stay tuned!
written by sragomo on 2018-04-10