We fall in love with the 25-year-young Laguna beach based photographer Liz Strupat. You get stuck on her work and you never forget it. The blaze of color and the uniqueness of the moment take you to another world of photography.
When did you start photography?
The first time I had a camera in my hand was probably right around age 10 or so, but I really discovered how much I loved it around age 17 when my dad gave me his old film camera.
What do you want to capture in your images? And how would you describe your own work?
I always want the viewer to feel transported to the place, the moment of the photo. I love it when you see a photo and you feel as though you’re looking through a little window or like you know the subject of the photo and you feel what they feel.
I would describe my work as dreamy fashion portraits in places you want to go.
What makes a perfect picture?
I think the perfect photo is, ultimately, thought provoking. It makes the viewer wonder how the photographer took the photo, what the subject is thinking, something!
Photographic inspirations would first and foremost include Tyrone Lebon. Other inspirations would probably be Cameron Hammond and Tim Walker. Inspiration can come from anywhere though. A lot of the times, I’m inspired by the models I work with or places I pass by. Because I’m friends with a lot of the people I take photos of, it’s easy to try something new and tell a story with them.
What is the most amazing place you ever visited?
Having gone to school in London, it’s a close second favorite place to my hometown. As for the most amazing place? Everywhere new. Going somewhere new and breathing that air, it’s so inspiring and beautiful. It’s impossible to not want to explore every inch, make sure you haven’t missed anything.