Friday July 28th is featuring Advanced Diploma of Photography student Kayla De Saint Aromain.
What got you started in Photography?
I got started early high school after participating in an end-of-year activity where I quickly fell in love!
When you started at PSC, did you have an idea of the kind of photographer you want to become?
Initially I wanted to work with nature, maybe a National Geographic photographer! That's totally changed haha
What is the most beneficial thing you have learned?
I've learned how to live my dreams
What has been the most challenging moment at PSC so far?
Deadlines and essays are always challenging for me. Recently, entering the VPPYs and finding a mentor was very difficult!
How has your style developed?
I've learned a lot about myself and my art, which I really value. Everything has changed for the better! I feel like I can see now! My style has become more purposeful and an actual style is developing.
So far, what body of work have you been most proud of'?
My last folio, about toxisity in the makeup industry, is probably the work im most proud of. It's still not something I'm super proud of, but as a body of work it's had the most success.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on my folio, about the use and positive effect of tarot. I'm really honing my skills and style on this one so I'm really enjoying it.
What do you do when you're not taking photos?
In my spare time, if I'm not watching dribble on the tv, I like to sew costumes and my own clothes.
Where do you find your motivation?
Currently, deadlines are a pretty solid motavation. But I find it easiest to do work when I have a clear idea of what I'm doing. Rethinking about my passion and dreams really helps too.
Who/what inspires you?
Francesca Woodman, Sarah Moon and Bill Henson are huge inspirations for my current work.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be working on the streets of Japan, shooting street fashion. But I'd also love to be able to embrace personal work and hold exhibitions!
To stay up to date with Kayla's work, follow her on Instagram