10 minutes with Suki Dhanda
When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer?
Initially interested in art, did a lot of drawing when I was a kid.
I was 16 when i chose photography as one of my subjects to study and it just developed from there.
What do you love most about being a photographer, and what do you find to be the hardest part of the job?
The people I’ve met and the places I get sent to I otherwise would not have experienced were it not for my work.
Who would your dream subject be?
Would love to photograph the Queen in Buckingham Palace, would make my mum and dad proud!
How can an editor be most helpful when giving you an assignment?
It’s really helps having a discussion about the job in detail and the kind of results the editor is looking for, maybe different ways to approach the shoot, depending on the subject.
What keeps you inspired?
Apart from paintings and looking at photographer’s like Robert Frank, Jeff Wall, Helmut Newton, artist’s Edward Hopper and Gerhard Richter, just walking down the street and seeing the everyday things happening around me.
(Suki is based in London. See more, here)