Kimi Selfridge is a photographer and fashion stylist based in New York city. She always works with analogue film, usually instant.
She maintains a commitment of never editing her images, so they remain honest and original. This style of keeping the image original fits in to the subject she is photographing. She styles the models in vintage clothes from the 70’s and 80’s, which is the time when instant photography was at its most popular. I like the fact the images aren’t edited in anyway, it makes them more raw and personal, which I think is an interesting aspect to her work.
‘every one of her photographs is one of a kind. It’s a difficult job to make instant film yield consistently strong results but Kimi rises to the challenge admirably. She’s also got a natural eye for composition, framing her leggy subjects in their surroundings with genuine flair.’
Her composition is perfect. She doesn’t like to organise shoots too much, she just styles the subject then spends time with them taking as many photos as possible. Images like this cant be set up, they are best when spontaneous and original. I like how the image isn’t just about the clothing, she manages to show a personality of the subject through lighting and composition.
I like her double exposed images. They all work really well as they don’t look too cluttered as some do, they are clear and give a ghostly yet beautiful edge to the photograph.
“I photograph people who inspire me. Whether they’re an artist or a doctor, there is something I see in people that makes me want to immortalise them in print.”