Why did you want to become a photographer?
To create fun images to make people smile, of course!
Did you go to photography school? I really want to become a professional photographer but I don't live near any photography/art schools. Do you have any advice?
From constant daydreaming.
Can you give us a few examples of things that you are inspired by?
Strangers that help strangers, adults that are children at heart, an honest smile, a child's imagination
Do you have a place where inspiration arrives or is it more of a spontaneous thing?
Most of my ideas seem to come while I'm walking around my neighborhood, riding the subway, or in the shower!
What kind of camera do you use?
How do you afford your life?
Well, I pretty much work all the time! I have tons of different jobs since I'm a freelance photographer. I shoot for Gothamist, Improv Everywhere, various events around NYC, portraits and weddings. A lot of my images are also used in books, newspapers, and magazines.
How did you do your header? I like the shadows, and the feeling of it all being in the air.
Is Matty your boyfriend? or fiance? or husband?
What is your favorite word?
Charming. But I rarely use it because I don't want it to loose it's charm ;)
Unfortunately, all his bits are gone but if I ever figure out how to clone him I'll let you know!
Can you post more Moo pictures?
Do you have a favorite movie?
How old are you?
Drum roll please............I'm twenty-two!
Although every day I have to convince someone that I'm not fourteen, I just look small for my age.
(i'm under that coat)
What is your favorite book?
The little Prince.
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
SpongeBob SquarePants, of course.
I was wondering, you live in Brooklyn right? Where abouts... you make it seem like such a fun place I want to visit someday!
I live in Brooklyn in a charming little neighborhood called Greenpoint. There are lots of pretty apartments, sleepy store cats, and a famous bakery called Peter Pans where the donuts are the tastiest and the waitresses wear cute uniforms.
What is your best childhood memory?
Which blogs, if any, do you check out for fun / inspiration?
Do you listen to music when you are brainstorming new ideas? What kind of music do you like?
I love listening to french singer Camille Dalmais. She has the sweetest voice! While I'm editing I like to have a movie on in the background to create a specific mood in the room.
So what do you do when you have a gloomy day? Do you ever curl up in bed, with Moo by your side, just sulking? Or do you always find a way to lift your own spirit?
I never like to sulk because I feel like I'm just wasting time and not doing anything to help myself feel better. Feeling sad inspires me to do something positive, like decorate my neighborhood with stickers. It makes me feel a lot better to be creative and to make my neighbors smile.
I am curious to know how your childhood influenced your bohemian outlook on life. I live in a society that prizes pure academic excellence and marginalises artistic creativity - and I really hope that despite the pressures here, my son will still grow up to appreciate the beauty in small things.
What's a favorite encounter with a stranger you've had?
When will you have your first colormekatie book in stores?
It's definitely something I've been looking into!