Mia Meets… Carly Scott

Interview by Mia Kingsley

Carly Scott is a London based photographer who loves shooting fashion stories and is damn good at it too! We met on a small project whilst working with the amazing Maria Pizzeria and since then Carly and I have formed a friendship, shooting stories together, sharing ideas and encouraging each other artistically. Carly has a real eye for natural beauty and her determination is incredible. We talk about how she first got into photography, Salvador Dali and the dream of travelling to America. Meet Carly Scott…

So when did you first become interested in photography?

I first became interested when I moved to a small town in Australia when I was 17 years old. I started to learn the black and white dark room in a small school that just let me use it when I wanted. I then started to take black and white photos.

Which artists have inspired you?

Right now I’ve been looking at Phillip Di Corcia’s work. I like how he materialises the relationship between subjects and locations creating an evocative and cinematographic narrative.

Where, what and who would be in your dream shoot?

My dream photo shoot would be capturing the artistic relationship between  Amanda Lear and Salvador Dali at his villa in Cadaques in the 1970’s.

If you could describe your style in 3 words which would you choose?

Natural, aesthetic, etherial.

Does working in London influence your work at all?

I guess it does, but in a sense I am always looking for ways to portray another place. A sense of fantasy away from the grey tones and high buildings i’m surrounded by. Creating another world from what I live in.

If you could travel anywhere to take photos where would you go?

I love travelling to new places and exploring the unfamiliarity of my surroundings which makes me more aware of what I see. I photograph in a way I wouldnt find myself doing where I live. I feel the same when I return to London after being away for a long time. There is so much I want to see, but my heart is in exploring more of America

Which is your dream magazine to shoot for?

I don’t have a particular dream magazine I would like to shoot for, but exposure and publishing is always a compliment.

Film or Digital? colour or black & white?

I mainly shoot colour film, I get an emotion from film that I cant from digital

What advice would you give to any young budding photographers out there?

I think its important to keep doing what you love and stick with it.

Whats next for you Carly, what shall we look forward to?

I am currently working on a few editorials which I am really enjoying. Also I have recently met some very interesting people that I will be working with. I want to be as prolific as possible and continue exploring and developing my work.

Thanks Carly! We look foward to those new projects!!! For more of the amazing Carly Scott check out her sites linked below:

Next week I will be talking to an old friend but more importantly an incredible illustrator, Jessie Russell Donn 🙂 until then  for more ‘Mia Meets…’ or for more Mia Kingsley: XXX 


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