Life through a lens

Life through a lens

Molly Weston

Molly Weston

Life through a lens

An interview with Caleb Arias

Very colorful, editorial, portraiture. It’s very vibrant and I love to play with color. I use basic portraiture elements.

One of my favorite photographers is John Keatly and Lindsey Adler. I listened to Lindsey give a Talk in Dubai, and she’s the one who gave me the inspiration for the holy powder shoot. It’s this colorful powder you can paint your body with and throw it up to look like smoke. She has really rich, vibrant colors which is something I aspire for. John has very clean, classic and stylized portraits. I’m a really big fan of how he edits photos. As far as aesthetic, Ble Blue on instagram is one of my favorites.

99% of my photos are photoshopped. The best edits are the ones where you can’t tell it’s edited. A lot of my photography is clean and sleek. Anytime there’s acne or anything I’ll clean it up. Because when I think of someone, I don’t think of their imperfections, and I think the photograph should capture who they are as a person, not their blemishes.

My shoot process is either I have an idea of something I want to replicate and I find someone who will play that part well, and I get all the props or clothing, and then I book that. But usually someone dm’s or texts me that they’re wanting to take pictures. We get something set up on the books, and we shoot for 3 or 4 hours. Sometimes they have a mood board for the look they’re going for, and then I try to recreate that same vibe. But a lot of the time they don’t know what they want, and they’re just like ‘you do your thing and play around’.