Who // Trevor King, Photographer
Locale // Bondi, Australia
Personal Mantra // Grab life by the balls
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR sTART IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I was a young canadian travelling around australia and my year long visa was almost up. I didn’t want to leave so I started studying photography so I could live the aussie dream. I quickly realised that I could actually make a living from being a photographer so I made it happen. I quickly replaced my class time for actual work experience, by assiting some of Australia’s top fashion photographers. I finished my course and eventually stopped assisting and started shooting. That was about 9 years ago. I love what I do, I never take it for granted. I still work on personal projects all the time and sometimes people pay me to shoot jobs for them. It still blows me away that I make a living from taking pictures. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
favourite career moment on set was …
Originally the idea of being able to travel with my job was one of the huge bonuses. There have been a few times in the last couple of years where I have had to pinch myself. A few places on the list are the Maldives, Caribbean, Bali, LA, and all over Australia.
WHERE did you find inspiration for the WEST 14TH look book?
I have been wanting to shoot at the warehouse we shot at for ages but haven’t had the right job for it. When Violeta came to me and explained the range, I knew this would be perfect for it. With West 14th being a New York label, I thought this could be our version of a NY inspired warehouse. Bree, our model, was an absolute stunner. I knew the contrast of her beauty and hair colour with the space would have been on point.
do you specailize in a type of photography?
I specialise in fashion photography. I love photographing people. There is so much fun to be had on set as well. The range of different teams of people that you meet as well as the subjects we’re shooting are so diverse.
My FAVORITE DESTINATION is …
For holiday, Bali. Great food and Surf. For work, LA. Amazing locations and the best weather.
WHAT’S CURRENTLY ON REPEAT ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
I am a music whore. I listen to lots of stuff. Have a listen to my HIPSTER PARTY on Spotify.
WHAT’S YOUR HOMETOWN'S BEST-KEPT SECRET?
Sydney’s best kept secret is the stuffed beaver on bondi road. It is a slice of canadian/ american diner food and atmosphere. It is my home away from home, also the reason why I have to exercise non stop.
WHAT ITEMS FROM THE West 14TH Autumn/ Winter 2015 COLLECTION WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR NOW?
I love the burgundy Houston Legging. They are hot. If I could I’d wear them. Ha! My favourite outfit was the one where Bree is standing in front of the windows. The Greenwich Long Drape Coat, Sullivan Slouchy Tee and Broadway Leather Legging. That outfit is elegant and sexy and even badass without being too intimidating.
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