Vanessa Granda, is a Cuban/Lebanese photographer living in Brooklyn by way of Miami. Her approach to photography comes with a strong graphic design mentality—drawn to saturated colours, graphic compositions, and cropped details. In her latest project she plays with all three.
What camera did you shoot on?
I shot this series on my 5D Mark IV.
What inspired this particular project?
I like the idea of highlighting beauty in ordinary things. With this particular series, I wanted to find everyday items—lighters, sponges, books—around my house and photograph them in a pretty way, making them feel high-end with lighting, backdrops and styling.
Are you purely a photographer or do you have other creative pursuits?
I love photography and although it’s my main creative channel, I’m definitely not the type of person to stick to one thing. I like to design, paint, write, illustrate. I’m also launching an art magazine later this year, so curating too!
Why did you choose photography over other creative mediums?
I like that photography relies on teamwork. I get to meet amazing people, travel the world and work with cool brands whereas with other creative mediums, I probably wouldn’t have the chance to.
How does your gear help you be a better photographer?
I’ve been a Canon girl since the beginning. It’s definitely been my tried and true. My gear helps me execute my ideas and bring them to life.
If you could shoot any subject who would it be and why?
Patti Smith. The photo would probably be secondary [laughs]. I’d honestly just want to sit down and hear her stories on old New York.
If you could go anywhere to shoot where would it be and why?
The tulip fields in Holland, I meannn… wow.
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