Krissy Saleh // Photographer
Name: Krissy Saleh
Location: Orange County, California
How long have you been doing photography?
I have been doing photography for about 6 years.
What made you want to do photography in the first place?
When I was in seventh grade and Myspace was a thing I really liked the ideas of scene girls, I was really intrigued by their selfies and wondered how I could be like them. So I asked my dad to buy me Photoshop for Christmas and he bought me it and a point and shoot camera. After finally realizing I would never be able to be a scene girl, I decided to take photos of my friends, thus sparking my love for photography. The following Christmas my Dad bought me a DSLR! Shout out to supportive parents!
What inspires you?
People inspire me
If you could only use one lens until the end of time, what would it be?
I think my 24-105 the L series is beautiful.
If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Zendaya, she's got a cool personality and is beautiful, and she can dance! A perfect package!
How has shooting for Brandy Melville impacted your career?
It's helped me grow connections. It's also helped me break out of my shell a lot, I was so shy before getting the opportunity to shoot for Brandy. So it has really helped me be more social & more confident, which helps me become friends with the clients I shoot with. I've had some really cool people reach out to me so I could photograph them for Brandy so that's pretty rad. So thanks Brandy!
Top three songs at the moment:
Foreigner's God by Hozier
Sundream by Rufus Du Sol
Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran
Any big plans in the works?
Shooting for a magazine, and a few lookbooks. Hopefully a lot more big things happen as well.
Any tips for aspiring creatives?
Never compare yourself to other photographers, and always experiment. Don't be afraid to try different things. Just grab a friend and try shooting differently, switch up your editing once in a while. ALSO! Do not let followers control your life, just because you may have 10 followers doesn't mean you're a bad photographer! Stay humble! Be patient!
I never thought I would be where I am today. We all start from somewhere
A snapshot of Krissy's work: