Toby Nguyen is a young fashion photographer and a creative director. I hope you’ll enjoy the interview;
How important is having a unique style as a photographer? How would you describe your style?
When my dad bought me my first DSLR in the spring of 2013 and I instantly fell in love with photography.
Where did you grow up? How have your roots influenced your sense of style?
It is super important to find your own style, what works for you and what makes you stand out. I would describe my photography to have a mixed of timeless and modern feel. I love the 50s era.
What advice would you give to aspiring photographers out there?
I grew up in Portland Oregon. I think I grew up in a very Vietnamese American traditional home. Honestly my sense of style really surface as I travel to different locations for work and so I get more influences by other cultures.
Have you ever run out of ideas?
Keep shooting, don’t stop because once you stop you are not creating. Lighting is also another important thing to master.
How do you find places and models for your shootings?
Never, I’m always full of ideas in my head.
What’s the one piece of photo gear you couldn’t live without?
I request models from many favorite agencies of mine. Also, some models and agencies would just send me their portfolio as well.
Do you edit your photos? If yes, which programs do you use?
My 85mm (1.4G) lens from Nikon
We would like to express our gratitude to Toby Nguyen for this great interview.
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