Jessica Castro

Who are you?

Oh hey! Jessica Castro here but most call me Jess. Florida is my home but Los Angeles is where I reside until further adventures in life. I am fortunate enough to say I do fashion and lifestyle photography for a living.

How would you define your style?

My style is playful, feminine, clean and colorful

What did you want to be as a child?

A musician. When I was young I was always into the arts. My mother has photos of me as a toddler going to the keyboard to play and as a child I took piano lessons up till college.

What was the last picture you shoot?

The last photo I took was of a cookie from Milk Jar because they have amazing cookies and I had gone to their store to get one so naturally I documented that.

Studio or on-location?

Location! There's so many beautiful locations to shoot in this world why be locked up in a studio?! Also the sun! I mean natural light is just unbeatable.

What lighting do you prefer and why?

Well If you couldn't tell from the last question. I love natural light. There's just so much mystic qualities of natural light. It's just fun to play with and adapt to. I'm not a big fan of the whole artificial look.

You go to a shooting on location. What do you take with you?

Water because hydration is important. Then my gear my Mark II (50mm lens), my Polaroid Land camera, and my Bronica SQ-A. I'm simple and stick to the basics.

What is important in fashion photography?

Fashion! I think its very easy for many to call their work fashion photography but they forget the whole fashion part. Fashion is not portraiture or simply beautiful women. It's about the clothes and the fashion.

What is beauty?

Beauty can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Thats very hard to define. However I find beauty in the things that make me feel happy and even sometimes in the things that make me sad. Its usually something you can get lost into.


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Jessica Castro

Jessica Castro is a Photographer from the USA.