marley kate

photographe ı new york


Could you introduce yourself ?

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. My grandfather loved to take pictures and collected cameras as a hobby. He gave me an old Nikon when I was about 10 years old and I enrolled in a black and white photo class. I loved spending time in the dark room and started learning about photographers. Around that time my mother brought me to The Whitney Museum in New York where there was a Nan Goldin exhibit. I fell in love with the rawness and color of her images, she became one of my biggest inspirations. As I went though high school and college I took internships at different magazines. I ended up interning for a magazine called Missbehave in 2007. The magazine was everything I loved, fashion, pop culture, art, music. The girls running it ended up being like family, and that is where I started getting my work published. It was a great time!

Could you explain your artistic process ?

I had done a couple of Jennyfer shoots in New York, so when I got a call that Jennyfer wanted to bring me to Spain for their Summer campaign I was so excited! It was my first time in Mallorca. As soon as I got off the plane I knew it was going to be a great shoot! The locations were beautiful, and the people were all so nice and welcoming. We spent 3 long days working, but came together every evening for a crew family-style Spanish dinner of paella and vino. It was a great experience.

What for you is the smell of summer?

Coconut oil

What do you like most about being at the beach?

I love tanning, I love swimming, I love everything about the beach!

What is your song of the summer?

Andhim by Hausch is always my summer song.

What are your plans this summer ?

I spend most of my time in New York. I’ll be working pretty hard until August, then I’ll go to Ibiza for a few weeks and finally relax and enjoy the beach.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I can spend hours looking through images online. I love to find old magazines for inspiration. But I can find inspiration anywhere, through friends, traveling, music, it's all out there.

What makes you proud to be a woman?

As a woman I feel like I embody this toughness and strength.
When you pair that with a woman’s beauty and the ability to be nurturing, it's incredibly intoxicating. And being a woman is fun!

If you’re a woman who enjoys playing with style,
creativity, and sex appeal, it can’t be beat!

What is a talent you wish you had?

I wish I could speak another language.

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photographe : Marley Kate
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