Sunday, February 12, 2012
Ones to Watch: Glenford Nunez
Posted by Maxine Harris
Name: Glenford Nunez
Inspiration: Richard Avedon, Anne Leibovitz, Jamie Nelson, Miles Aldridge, and Patrick Hoelck.
Glenford is a photographer hailing from Baltimore in the U.S. state of Maryland. He utilises all sorts of devices to find inspiration for his vibrant and edgy fashion photography, from the photographers named above to blog hosting platform, Tumblr. ‘Tumblr is also a great source of inspiration. It is cool to see what other people find interesting. It seems like people are more honest about what they like on Tumblr compared to Twitter or Facebook. I don’t know how long that will last though because Tumblr is getting popular now. People start to filter what they post when they think people are watching. I get inspiration from everything, books, movies, blog posts, interviews I have read. Anything!’
Asked on his preference for fashion photography, Glenford revealed ‘I believed that this genre would give me the most creative freedom. However, that is not always the case depending on the client. I try to choose my clients wisely so I won’t be miserable before, during, and after a shoot. I like to photograph just about anything except for weddings’. Perhaps it is the collaborative medium of fashion photography, working with different designers, different models and different locations, which has, in Glenford’s words, not yet afforded him a style. For him, style is more a consequence of experience and time. ‘I read somewhere that one should not look for their style. A creative person will come into their style over time’.
Like many photographers interviewed on the blog, Glenford enjoys the visual documentation of his medium. ‘I like the idea of capturing unique moments that will last forever. I also like that you can manifest ideas that you have created in your mind into existence’. In order to achieve this, Glenford implements a three-fold process of photographic memories. ‘I first start with being inspired by something, it could be anything. I will plan and visualize the entire shoot in my head. Things always look great in my head. The hard part is trying to convey your ideas to a team of people who don’t read minds. I try to find visual aids to show the team what I am looking for. For the most part I have a very strong idea of how I want the final product to turn out but things usually go astray. I call it the creative process. Haha!’
Describing himself as ‘sort of fickle’ when it comes to choosing his favourite piece from his photography, Glenford settled on ‘the photos that I have taken of the Band Grad Dai. I think that I have produced some of my most interesting photos while documenting the band. I love the realness and unpredictability of concert photography. When working in the studio things are heavily produced and you can make things happen the way you want but in live photography anything can happen at any given moment. I love freezing those rare moments that no one will ever see in real life again’.
By 2022, ‘I want my work to be published in every major magazine imaginable. I also want to visit all the places on my “Places to visit” list. Rome, Australia, London etc. I want to shoot while riding on the back of an Elephant in Africa. (Long Story)’.
Website: TYP Baltimore Photography