The body of Kendall Bouchlas‘ work is an intimate one. For Bouchlas, simply taking a photograph is more than an artistic action; it’s a storied experience.
Bouchlas’ approach to photography has an Hollywood air. Not to say that it isn’t organic but it certainly possesses a level of ambition that allows her audience to recognize her full potential. We decided to find out exactly what makes her tick.
What/Who are your artistic influences?
“My influence is open to anything. Whether it’s something I’ve read, a piece of art I’ve seen, or music that I’ve listened to, everything kind of meshes together in my photographs.”
Despite her answer, we still believe Kendall has as a specific movie magic when it comes to her work. Here evolution as a photographer is playing out before our very eyes.
Aside from being able to capture a moment, she’s also exceptionally keen on capturing herself; Bouchlas’ self portraits are some of the best we’ve seen this year. When asked about being prematurely labeled has a self-portraitist, she had this to say:
“I wouldn’t say I’m a self portraitist now. A few months ago, maybe. I’ve just started exploring where this gift can take me. Not even a year ago, I was taking pictures of flowers and my dog, so that just goes to show you anything can happen. I try not to restrict myself by labeling. Right now I’m only certain of one thing, I love to take pictures.”
In all, Kendall Bouchlas is young, eager and hungry. Her appetite for creation is growing by the day — even as you read this feature, she is dreaming up another stilled tale that will entice our fancies and feed our admiration.
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