Shoot the Breeze: Elizabeth Herring

New York-based photographer Elizabeth Herring has a way of drawing parallels between settings that would normally be overlooked and regarded as mess. She is currently building a body of work exploring her self-defined themes—the body in relation to movement, vertical clutter, critical commentary, store fronts, and her Instagram series #samebutdifferent. Classic black and white contrasted with pastels and wild brights echo influences of laser tag, Tarantino’s Kill Bill, The Spice Girls, and rave fashion. By hiding formal elements of design in casual scenes, her delicate and humorous eye reveals subtle jokes in daily life. – Emma Olson 
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1. Why do you take photos?
To share experiences I can’t describe with language.

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
Yes, I take pictures with my iPhone everyday. Otherwise I have my FM2

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
So very desperate to shoot Paris Hilton…

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4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
Probably a Cheetah, but also definitely a chameleon

5. What is your favorite smell?
Hot sugar

6. Would you like to live forever?
No, Tuck Everlasting really changed that for me

7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date?
I’m in love with this picture I took of Juan and Bailey looking at each other in a bathroom mirror, its so cheesy and romantic it makes me happy.

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8. What’s your favorite pastime?
Watching movies with my friends

9. Do you like having your photo taken?
When I am drunk yes

10. Who are your favorite photographers, currently?
I never have favorites, but right now I’m looking at Dafy Hagai, and even though she’s not really a photographer I always think about Niki de Saint Phalle