VNDL:  Describe your work/process

KK: I shoot with a few different cameras, really depends on the project. I usually use my DLSR for fashion photography, but like to use a polaroid, disposable, and Minolta xg9 for special projects as well as for personal work. I work pretty fast and don’t say much when I shoot. Sometimes that makes clients mad. Now that the weather is bearable I have been shooting as much as I can outdoors. 

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

Recently had the incredible opportunity to attend SXSW in Texas! I was filming an event there for Dolce Vita and in the meantime saw some of my favorite bands play. It’s also been exciting to see editorials I shot months ago finally come out for spring issues; one of my favorites is the story I shot of musician Rachel Trachtenburg for Material Girl. I also finally finished my first zine, which is a collection of prose and personal photographs. And now working on volume ii. 

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Favorite Quote

“You can tell the deepest truths with the lies of fiction.”

–Isabel Allende

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Advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists

It’s difficult for me to answer that question.. I feel like every creative is different, their process, their goals/exactly what they want to achieve, and way of going about things is much different from the other. I have a friend who is always saying he’s not a hustler and has never been that way, yet so many of his photographer friends are..his work is really beautiful and I wouldn’t want to ever say to him “you should hustle more.”

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What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching?

I am currently listening to the Coat Hangers. They are an all girls band with this fantastic Japanese punk vibe.

Just picked up a copy of Viviane Sassen’s In and Out of Fashion, as well as Anders Peterson’s Cafe Lehmitz.

I don’t watch much television and the only movie I’ve seen recently is Spring Breakers!! IMG_4037a copy_2048 IMG_3921 IMG_2800 IMG_2292

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope I am happy, felt like I’ve grown, and gotten to travel plenty.

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

My inspiration comes from the music I’m listening to, the places I go, but mainly from friends and people I meet..their personalities, mindsets, and overall look/aesthetic they exude. Some emerging artists I would definitely watch out for include Matt Holmes and Dominik Tarabanski; they are both incredibly passionate about their work and it very clearly shows.

15_10A_2048Kelsea Kosko is a photographer from NYC




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