VNDL: Describe your work/process.


SR: My work includes mostly portraiture, lifestyle, travel and fine art. I tend to be a deliberate shooter; I am aware of the different elements that inspire me, such as light and emotion, and when I see and feel what I’m looking for I aim to get it in just a few frames.




What have you been up to recently (trips, projects, work)?


I recently traveled to Japan, which was one of the most inspirational travel experiences that I have ever had.  Aside from shooting Tokyo’s beautiful cityscapes, I also concentrated on photographing the working class in two specific neighborhoods in Tokyo, which I’m developing into two series. I am also working on a series of portraits and a fine art series (both self-portrait and non-self-portrait).



Favorite Quote?


There are many different quotes that inspire me for different reasons. But for photography and for life in general I try and keep this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt in mind, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” This quote serves as my mental pep-talk when I venture out to shoot street portraits. SRadisch_Portrait_6




Advice to other creatives/aspiring artists?

Don’t ever stop creating, stay true to your vision, push your limits and don’t ever think that you’ve learned all there is to learn. Shoot every day, whether it be with your phone, DSLR, Instax, toy camera…whatever the camera, just shoot every day.


What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching?

I’m currently reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway and I’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead while I edit.




Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully still traveling, shooting as much as possible and pushing my creative limits.




Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for?

I am very inspired by Francesca Woodman’s work. I also love Annie Leibovitz’s personal work and the extravagant images created by David LaChapelle. Other artists whose works are inspirational to me are Anais Nin, Susan Sontag, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo. My everyday observations and interactions serve as the core of my inspiration: the people I meet and the stories they tell, the way the light hits a passerby, a split second of eye contact made with someone on the subway, shadows cast on a building, steam stacks, the rain…I could go on and on. My eyes are my permanent camera; I am constantly observing, composing and clicking away to source ideas and inspiration around me.




Sharon Radisch is a photographer based out of New York City.



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