Jessica Robles x The Local Artistry
Is it just us or are you guys just as shocked that Summer is here already?!
Besides the heavy traffic and excruciating heat, Cali offers us a reason to head out to the beach and post that #SUMMER'17 selfie!
It also gave us some downtime to cook up a new interview with Los Angeles
photographer, Jessica Robles!
This 27-year-old has made a name for herself! She's done major work for 7 Hues Magazine, C'set Moi Magazine, and the well-known, Vogue Italia!
Get to know more about how she got started, her inspirations, and her thoughts on the use of the camera phone.
Q: When did you know that photography was for you?
A: When I was 15. In [high school] I had chosen a Black and White Film Photography class as my elective. It was love at first sight, and I’ve dedicated my life to photography since then.
Q: What kind of cameras do you own?
A: I prefer shooting on Nikon when it comes to digital photography. I have many film cameras I shoot with, but my favorite at the moment is my Canon AE1.
Q: How do you scout for the models that you want to work with?
A: Instagram and Facebook.
Q: It seems like anyone with a phone can be a photographer; do you feel like that puts a strain on professional photographers, like yourself, to make a name for themselves?
A: As the quality of phones get better, I have seen a lot more people shooting, and calling themselves photographers, but I feel it doesn’t really put a strain on “professional photographers”. I think there’s still a difference and someone is going to hire a professional with experience.
Q: You’re always behind the camera, but you also have a great fashion sense! What inspires your style?
A: The 60’s - 80’s inspire me. My mother’s fashion sense in the 60’s was great[!] I can’t get enough of our old family photos. I love going through them.
Q: What do you do during your downtime?
A: Lately it’s been gardening. Which I swore I would never do growing up, but it’s become a relaxing hobby as an adult. I don’t have a yard so I make all the magic happen on the patio. I have finally stopped killing everything, and I have lots of herbs and succulents growing. Gardening has taught me lots of patience!
Q: What piece of advice has stuck with you throughout your career?
A: Don’t say anything at all if you don’t have anything nice to say.
Q: Are there any projects that you’re currently working on?
A: Yes. I am working on a fun underwater project right now, it’s experimental. It’s something I’ve never tried before, so I can’t wait to see how to works out.
Analog Film Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrphotola/