Interview by Yising Kao, Photos by Brynn Edwards
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What inspired you to start doing photography?
I was inspired to start doing photography because of my high school film class. I've always had a love for cameras, and I go to so many concerts that I thought it would be a great idea for me to find a way to combine my two passions.
What are some of your goals?
Right now, I'm only fifteen, so there's a lot I'm trying to figure out. However, I know I want to do something involving the music industry, so if photography ends up being that thing, I would be more than happy to spend my life doing it.
Who are your photographer inspirations?
I am obsessed with Jake Chamseddine, Jawn Rocha, Anna Lee, Meg Meyer, Luis Rodriguez, Adam Elmakias, and Ross Halfin. I probably owe all of my inspiration to pick up a camera to Jake especially. I could sit and look at all of their work for hours!
What's your favorite concert you've shot and why?
My favorite show that I've shot is Palaye Royale at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona. I barely knew anything about concert photography, and I thought since I had used my kit lens to do concert photography before, that I could make it work. However, all of my pictures turned out extremely dark because of the venue's lighting this time around. It was kind of horrifying at first, but now I think of it as the show that changed my photography. I was able to buy my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens two days after, and things have been improving so much since then!
Ace Von Johnson of LA Guns