Interview with Rachel Wonders
We are pleased to share our first interview with London based photographer Rachel Wonders!
A.Z: Hi Rachel! How are you?
R. W: Hello. I am very very well thank you!
A.Z: Could you tell us more about yourself?
R.W: I’m Rachel, I live in London and I am a music photographer. I do other music journalism bits
and pieces too like chatting to artists about their music and writing about live shows and
albums which is so much fun. I have quite a unique photography style which is very soft and
floaty and dreamy and colourful and inspired by the 1970s. I am also very fond of flowers
A.Z: What or who inspires your work?
You have a very unique photography work so dreamy , and loads of pink colour!
R.W: So many things. My work is a cumulation of all the things I love and is quite reflective of who
I am I think. The world for me is quite an intense place and when I look back at work I
created when I was younger (paintings, drawings, short films, fashion/costume designs,
anything really) it all revolves around dreams and made-up fantasy worlds: places I could
escape to. I think that that has influenced my music photography work too. I am a very
sensitive and gentle person and I love soft colours which has most definitely influenced the
way I edit. I also really love the 60s and 70s which inspires me a lot too!!! and I just love
music and I love documenting people doing what they love. I have so many wonderful
musician friends and they all inspire me very much too. I love listening to them talk about
their music and what inspires them and I think that has quite a meaningful effect on me too.
A.Z: What are your future plans? And who would you love to photograph next?!
R.W: I’d just like to keep photographing shows. If I’m still involved in the music industry and I’m
doing what I love then I will be incredibly happy. I would love to photograph Florence + the
Machine. They have a tour coming up in November so I’m keeping everything crossed for
that. Phoebe Bridgers too! And perhaps a little too optimistic but Fleetwood Mac or Stevie
Nicks if they ever tour again one day. Fleetwood Mac have been my favourite band since I
was tiny! I’m also hoping to photograph Father John Misty next year he’s another one of my
favourites! and I’d also really like to do a tour one day! Glastonbury festival would also be
very very cool.
Social media: Instagram @rachelwondersphotography
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