Featured Photographer - Lauren Athalia

 Lauren Athalia

Lauren Athalia

What photographers have been the biggest influence on you?
Tim Walker, Annie Leibovitz, Kristian Schuller, Ruven Afanador, Kirsty Mitchell, JUCO


What magazines and websites do you look at for inspiration?
George Melies films, Jules Verne novels, W magazine, Vogue Italia, NASA, and Fairytales & Folklore


How have you handled the collaboration process when working with a fashion designer?
Communication and making sure everyone one wants the same thing; to capture art and share it with others.


What three words would you use to describe your work?
Conceptual, Storyteller, and Colorful

 Lauren Athalia for Hella TL Swimwear

Lauren Athalia for Hella TL Swimwear


How did you become a photographer?
I picked up a camera in high school and couldn't seem to put it down.

 Photo by Lauren Athalia

Photo by Lauren Athalia


What advice would you give young people who want to be a photographer?
Just keep shooting. Even if you feel like a failure just keep shooting. You will find the answers behind the camera and in the people you meet during the process.


What was the most fun you’ve had on a shoot?
It really becomes fun when a vision that has rattled around in your brain for so long starts to come together right in front of your eyes.


What are the limitations/advantages of being a photographer in Nashville?
Finding your voice and learning how to stand out from a sea of other creatives.


Which part of the photography process do you enjoy the most?
Seeing a vision come to life in the form of a still image.


What is your favorite subject?
Fiction

See Lauren's photographs and her collaboration with Ola Mai at the next Fashion Happening on October 15. Get your ticket here.