Shoot the Breeze: Lauren Burns Coady

By Darby Milbrath

Lauren Burns Coady is multitalented, funny, and fashionable. She is a dj, artist, and student at Columbia. The textures and patterns in her photos are reminiscent of music and fabric. To Lauren, photography is a way of exploring ideas and themes in her other work, which these days is mostly sculptural, although she also draws and paints.

1. Why do you take photos? 
Different reasons all the time

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go? 

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most? 

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human? 
A mimic octopus, maybe

5. What is your favorite smell? 
Too many to choose, toast is up there

6. Would you like to live forever? 

7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date? 
No idea

8. What’s your favorite pastime? 
Dancing singing drinking smoking

9. Do you like having your photo taken?