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February 3, 2011

The Fashion Photographer

Lindsey Drennan knows how to rock a camera lens and a good shade of lipstick.

At 25 years old, fashion photographer Drennan's resume is mighty impressive with her work appearing in Flare, Photographer + Muse, Dirrty Glam (Paris) and Filler Magazine to name a few. She also completed a work-week at Vogue, and was a participating photographer for WOMEN x WOMEN, an annual LG Fashion Week exhibit that features Canada's top female fashion photographers. I sat down with her over a cappuccino to discuss her next big move.

First off, I had to ask Drennan about her stint at Vogue. During her Applied Photography course at Sheridan College, she set her sights on the coveted magazine for her one week placement. Impossible? Perhaps, but after receiving a few rejections from the wrong people she finally got through to someone who agreed to sit with her.

Drennan left her Canadian grounds and drove to New York City for a 15 minute interview and drove back home. Sounds crazy, but Vogue must've been impressed because she landed the internship. During her 7 day work placement she attended two photo shoots, assisted the photo editor and even caught a glimpse of the infamous Ms. Wintour in the hallways.

While other photographers may try to conceal the fact that they retouch their models, she doesn't, "I love retouching," she said. "I can't wait to see the finished product."

While her CV could make any aspiring photographer envious, she doesn't have her next conquest in mind, "I don't set specific goals, or try to think 20 steps ahead. I try to take it day by day and not compare myself to others. It takes the pressure off."

With flowy ombre hair and blue eyes that always hold contact, she exudes a strong sense of confidence in herself and her work.

"I'm inspired by anything beautiful; a location, a song, a film, a photograph. There isn't anything that is beautiful that I don't find inspirational. If someone stops and looks at my photos and feels something, that to me is a success."

When asked to describe herself in one word, Drennan sat with the question for awhile and replied, "Optimistic."

Check out some of her work below and visit her website, blog and follow her on Facebook for updates! 


4 comments

  1. her photography is amazing! I especially love the last one!

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  2. small world! she's actually a good friend of a girl i know so i've seen her work evolve. didn't know about the Vogue stint. impressive for sure.

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  3. love lindsey! she's doing so well. cool article!

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