Photographer Elizabeth De La Piedra started taking photos that she could draw from, but soon began to prefer her time behind the lens. After moving to the States, she spent time interning with photographers like Ryan McGinley and Chris Buckley, and has developed her eye taking photos of musicians on the road. She’s focused on creating work that is uniquely hers, honing a distinct visual point of view, and finds herself constantly inspired by vibrance of youth culture.
“I was born in Peru but moved Sydney when I was very young, and when I was 22 I went back to Peru to visit my family. I created a series of photos of my cousins from both places—we’d grown up so far away, but there were so many similarities between us all, it was really amazing.”
Tips & Tricks
“I always wear lip liner in dark brown, but if I don’t have lip liner I sometimes use eyeliner or brow pencil. They’re a great substitute.”
“From the beginning, I’ve looked up to the masters: Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin, Serge Lutens. From the composition to the attention to detail, they took the time to get it right.”
“One thing I always wear are my hoops.”
Check out Elizabeth’s site: elizabethdelapiedra.com