AQ: Well it's one thing to have fun with Instagram. Everyone should enjoy the feeling of taking pictures and adding effects and so on. But it's another to claim to be a photographer if all you do is shoot Instagram and present an Instagram portfolio. If you don't shoot with an actual camera, besides your phone, I don't see the whole "photographer" thing at all.
CP: Looking at fashion photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Terry Richardson and Mario Sorrenti they are all realist in some sort of aspect with their work, yet their styles are very distinctive. In fashion photography, or photography period, is it about capturing a real moment or creating a real moment?
AQ: I think it’s a little of both. When you go into a shoot you have an idea of what you want, but what happens during the shoot are the real moments that make it that much more distinctive. If I had to choose between creating a moment or capturing a moment, I would say capturing a moment. If you look at most photography books it’s usually people, events and so on that are caught in a real moment and last a lifetime.
CP: What and/or whom influences your work?
CP: MaricelaMarcel, what original designs can we expect in the store?
AQ: We'll start simple with the printing of original photography work onto shirts. We wont give all the details, but we have some pretty cool ideas.
CP: What eras will the vintage pieces range from?
AQ: It will be everything from the 60’s to the early 90’s. We don’t want to limit ourselves to one kind of look, we want to cater to all.
CP: Will the selection be unisex or geared more towards one sex?
AQ: It will be geared towards men and women, and of course we'll have some unisex items.
CP: Possible launch date?
AQ: We are hoping to have everything online by the end of February. We are really excited about this and putting full effort into it. We are already getting a great response and it makes us proud and humbled.
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