Who are your favorite photographers?
There are so many, but I really love David Sims.
I love Paolo Roversi. He has a book called Nudi. It's nude in Italian. It's black and white portraits of models naked. It's beautiful. It’s like poetry.
I'm also obsessed with Corinne Day, Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Mark Borthwick. All these 90’s photographers are really important to me, and more recently, I love Juergen Teller. I also love Jamie Hawkesworth, his prints are incredible; I’m always in admiration when I’m in front of them.
I've worked with Letty Schmiterlow. She's British, and she's really, really talented. I think she will go really far because there is something so interesting and beautiful about her work. After I also love some non fashion photographers like Mapplethoorpe obviously, I really like Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Sternfeld, …
It's mostly 90’s photographers that have touched me because they did real stuff. For exemple Nan Goldin was photographing her friends, she was photographing sick people, she was photographing what was going on around her; there is something that is very deep about her work. In the 90’s they didn’t have photoshop or anything extra. It was all about these raw images that could take your mind somewhere else.
At the moment one of my favourites is Mark Peckmezian, we just shot with him in Paris for Dazed. He's Canadian as well, so there’s a personal connection.
Then also in Kiev, we were shooting with this duo called Max and Patrick. I love their work because they're all about the street casting and also the unexpected locations. I think my favorite fashion photographer of all time though is David Sims. His 90’s work is incredible, but also his work now - especially with Arena Homme Plus. I hope that I get to meet him one day.