interview // lucy x sydney

I first came across Sydney when I got a tumblr.
And instantly, I fell in love with this beach babe's photography,
her cute swimsuits, and her even cuter relationship.
And on top of all that, she is the sweetest person I've talked to!
(On the Internet at least haha.)
Get to know this California girl who is sure to make it big in photography.

Dollhouse Lucy: How long have you done photography and what got you started?

Sydney: I've been taking photos of everything my eyes have seen since I picked up my dads old point-and-shoot camera back in 3rd grade. I used it as a journal, and realized how essential it was to story telling. Photos and the written word are a perfect pair, which is why I love to write along with my photos.

DL: What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started taking pictures?

S: I don't wish I would've learned everything I know now because it's been a beautiful process, growing and changing in my art. I'm glad I didn't know about aperture and shutter speed, and the right times of day to shoot and rule of thirds... I guess I'm saying I'm glad I came into it with a blank slate.

DL: What is your favorite thing, person, or place to take pictures of?

S: I love portraits, and I'm trying to gather more models to shoot... I always end up shooting my friends and boyfriend, because I love capturing their purest forms and their essences. I don't really have a favorite place or thing, because I think I just enjoy capturing beauty and interesting subjects no matter where I am!

DL: Do you plan to make a career out of photography?

S: Absolutely, 100%. It's the only thing in my life I enjoy and am partially good at...

DL: Has social media had an impact on your photography?

S: Yes, for better or for worse. Now, I follow so many talented and amazing people who are my age! I get so frustrated and down on myself when I see those more talented than I am... But it's a blessing as well! I see those incredibly talented people and it inspires me to try new techniques, angles, subject matters... it also allows me to connect with people that I would never meet otherwise. I have met tons of people through tumblr and instagram, and it's an awesome link to other creatives who just want someone to create with!

DL: What advice would you give someone who has an interest in photography?

S: Take photos constantly. bring your camera everywhere and never stop. I'm so bad at following this, even if it's my own advice. I find that I take the best pictures when I'm just shooting everything and everywhere I go.

DL: Other than photography, what other activities/ interests do you have?

S: I love to surf in my free time, which isn't a lot... I'm not a huge sports person although I really enjoy volleyball. So in other words, not a lot of outside interests hahaha.

DL: You're one of my favorite tumblr blogs! You always find time to reply to your followers' questions, how important is it to you to stay connected with them?

S: It's so important! Sometimes it's really hard to answer advice questions, because I really have to put myself in their position and give the best advice I can, when I can't even figure my own life out, but they're so sweet to me and support me in so many of my endeavors! They're also hugely supportive of my relationship, which, I think, is one of the main reasons I have followers...

DL: What does your everyday look consist of?

S: Lots and lots and lots of denim. Stripes. Too much Brandy Melville. Converse. Boots. Beauty-wise I'm a big fan of winged eyeliner, more neutral eyeshadow, and pink-plum lips. I use MAC, It cosmetics, and various drug store brands.

DL: From your photography it is obvious you're a beach girl, what are your beach day essentials?

S: Whatever's handy! My camera of course, a towel/beach blanket/tapestry, a California burrito, Dr. Pepper, Maui babe browning lotion, and a niccccee good book (preferably a trashy novel).

Make sure to follow Sydney on tumblr and instagram!



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