Portfolio review: Interview with… Christopher Hench


Edited By Angel Leung- Fashion Editor from UK

Christopher Hench is a fashion and portrait photographer based in NYC after receiving a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

-First of all, please tell me something about yourself.

Hello! My name is Christopher, I’m young, energetic, and want the world.

Where do you live and work now?

I am based in NYC currently. I work primarily in NYC and London. I have been travelling a bit in order to conclude my Bachelors in Fine Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

How did you become a fashion photographer? 

I have always had a curious interest in fashion and photography, among other things… Upon entering the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as a photography student, I quickly found how I could apply my two interests and voice my personal vision in the fashion industry through my photography.

When you are shooting for fashion, what are the most important things to you?

To me, it is all about the attitude you’re trying to convey, clothing is important yes, but the mood/attitude and overall feeling of a shoot is most important to me. Attitude is everything!

Where do you get the inspiration from?

Inspiration comes from all over, it’s hard dot pin-point one major source, but I love getting inspiration from other artist and peers of mine working in other various mediums.

What does “fashion photography” mean to you?

To me, this means nothing more than a label for a genre of photography. Fashion and style are everywhere; I am fortune enough to be able to combine my two passions of photography and fashion to be a part of the “fashion photography” world. To me, I don’t really like the label; I just love fashion and attitude.

What interested you the most being a fashion photographer?

Most interesting to me, is the lifestyle, the mindset, and the pure creativity backing everyone in the fashion industry. I love people and I love vanity, combine the two and you have pure bliss.

How would you describe the relationship between the model and yourself?

Sometimes its difficult to determine how the talent and I will get along on set, but a lost of my casting comes from a models personal style and overall way they carry themselves, given that alone, I get a pretty good feeling of how we will get along on set. I like to keep a fairly intimate relationship with the model and myself, I don’t like feeling disconnected or mechanical when shooting.

What certain things are you looking for in the model when shooting?

I look for what’s working and what isn’t and go with what is working, what I see the model enjoying, and most importantly, ATTITUDE!

Apart from taking picture, what do you enjoy the most?

I love being social and attending parties and gatherings. More personally, I love shopping and coffee.

Also check out Christopher’s Website and Tumblr



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