Small Talk with Kwabena

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For me beauty is when i find something interesting. Somebody or something can be not pretty in the “mainstream” definition of beauty but still look interesting what for me makes them beautiful.

Hello Kwabena, When do you started taking pictures?
I started around the age of sixteen when i got my moms analog camera. I started taking pictures of my female and skate friends. In about a year people from the internet started asking me if i wanted to shoot them.

How would you describe your current life?
Kind of random and chaotic but in a good way. You learn to accept things for what they are and just do your best for the things that you want. Embrace the chaos and awesome things will happen like meeting cool new people and getting awesome opportunities.

What do you want to capture in your images? What does beauty mean to you?
Sometimes when i watch movies, look at pictures, art or listen to music i get inspired by some kind of mood, theme or story. i usually make a moodboard and then shoot it. For example I’ll be watch this movie about punk skaters in the 80’s or a french movie from the 60’s. This will give me an idea/mood for the shoot, location wise, styling wise and story wise.
For me beauty is when i find something interesting. Somebody or something can be not pretty in the “mainstream” definition of beauty but still look interesting what for me makes them/it beautiful

The best thing about being a photographer?
Meeting cool, new and interesting people and being able to document your whole life. Oh yeah and the ladies of course.

What other artists inspire you?
all my creative friends. To name a couple: Toto Blaauw, Sophie hemels and Dewy Elsinga.
Photographers like: Wiissa, Henrik purienne, Jasonleeparry, Pierrot, Akila berjaou, Dana Trippe
and artists like: Phillip T Annand with Madburry club, gosha rubchinskiy, Tyler the creator.

Your most happy moment in life?
I don’t really have one but i’m pretty happy with life live so every moment i guess?

Black and white or color?
Color = emotions

Where do you see yourself in the future?
Cruising down the street in on my skateboard somewhere in a warm and sunny country after being done shooting some cool stuff for some cool magazine.

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