Get to know Toronto based full-time freelancer, photographer and creative director Hope Little.
Where do you take your inspirations from?
For the most part, I think my inspiration comes from the different environments I’m in and the people I’m with at that time. I think what inspires me the most is knowing that (in most cases) you only have a short amount of time to capture something and once you do you’ve frozen that moment in time; turning it into a tangible memory. I think photography itself is inspiring. The thrill of shooting, not knowing what you’re going to get; knowing you can stop time and that you’ll have something that can live on.
When did you start photography?
I think my interest in photography started around the age of 12 or 13. At that time I had just moved from a small town I had grown up in, to an urban city. I ended up reconnecting with an old childhood friend I met while going to camps/art programs during the summer growing up. She ended up living down the street from the house I moved into, we would always hang out and take funny selfies, photos of our art projects, etc. I think during that time I started to realize how much I enjoyed taking photos and from there it just kind of always stuck with me. For the longest time, I just shot photos for the pure enjoyment of it, and I guess it wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I really started taking it a little more seriously.
What do you want to capture in your work?
I think when I’m shooting photos I’m trying to capture the memory of that moment in time. Whether it’s a portrait of someone with an old storefront sign in the background or the ever-changing landscape that’s in front of me; I think overall I’m trying to capture my perspective of the things I find beautiful and the experiences I’ve had in my life.
last two images: Hope Little photographed by Kelsi Lux