Q & A WITH JENNIFER STENGLEIN
We were beyond lucky to shoot with the incredibly talented Jennifer Stenglein in LA. She's worked with the likes of Playboy, Cartier, Vogue, and actually shot our very first campaign back in 2014. It was a dream come true to work with her again. Her raw energy, honesty and intuition is like no other. No-one can make a nude look quite like she does. Have a read and find out why we're so excited to have her behind the lens this year.
You shot our first campaign. What do you remember about that day?
How could I forget. Just a wonderful bunch of women shooting on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Bondi Beach. You are such inspirational women and since shooting our first campaign together I have always had a close eye on your growth and what you are both creating together. Hats off to where things are for you today and thank you for having me shoot your latest campaign in LA. It is always a pleasure working together.
What do you find most amazing about the female nude?
Can I say everything..
Favourite part of your own body?
I have never really thought about it. I kind of just love my whole functional healthy body as a whole.
What’s important in a model’s skin when you’re shooting nude?
Confidence and a (Spray Aus) tan
What do you miss most about Melbourne?
My brother and my family
What’s your favourite spot in LA?
Who’s been your favourite person to shoot and why?
I mean everyone I am lucky enough to shoot is my favourite in a way. No one is like anyone else and that's what's so magic. Perhaps lately though if I had to single out a human I'd say Erin Wasson. Her profound beauty and wild spirit felt like a really special combination.
Where would we find you at 6pm on a Friday and 6pm on a Sunday?
6pm Friday at the beach or a little beach bar. 6pm Sunday at the beach or a little beach bar.
What’s on your travel bucket list?
Where’s been your favourite location to shoot?
Oooh tricky one. I feel truly lucky to have experienced some really powerful locations in my lifetime, so far. Perhaps the more extreme landscapes provide the most profound impact so I'd say Iceland grabbed me, Mexico for its spice and New York for its magic..
Which photographer do you admire most?
Tough question. It’s like asking someone their favourite song. I'm always admiring photographers. The constants for me though would have to be the classics, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh
Which female photographer do you admire most?
I love Ellen Von Unwerth
How do you feel about having your own photo taken?
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
What keeps you awake at night?
Love making and live music