As an artist, it is more important to enjoy your art or achieve success in your field?
MF: When you enjoy your art, that’s when you achieve success in your field. The people that get the success are the people that aren’t trying to get it.
What's your take on sexual/ nude photographs, a form of photography?
MF: Definitely, it’s own form. Theres a wide ray of nude photography, it depends on that particular photographer’s eye. Being naked is super vulnerable, for anybody. There’s more to it behind the photograph, than just the nudity. Like example, Instagram!!!!! The nude or sexual pictures that we find on instagram, thats tacky! To manipulate light and the shadows, there’s a mood.We see it as “oh she’s naked and trying to sell something”.
"No one can tell you what's wrong with your art. you can't be graded on that".
Selfies, is there a sense of art behind this?
MF: The idea of a self portrait, and the integration with all the technology we have; tha is an expression of yourself. Dont get me wrong, we all take selfies. But, selfies aren’t the normal everyday image.
What should we understand about photographers?
MF: Photographers aren’t capturing reality, we are capturing our own version of that. We are capturing a moment.. We all capture this moment in a different way that is relevant in to your life. It’s about sharing your intake of the world.
“What you put out into the universe, you have to put yourself in that mindset of positivity. Don’t care about what people think so much.”
Favorite kind of photography and why.
MF: Fine art, and because it has no strict rules. With fine art you aren’t dealing with what other people like, you do it for self expression or self exploration.
In your free time, what do like to do?
MF: TURN UP! I’m just kidding. I like to make collages, go to thrift stores, and watch movies. Mostly, I love to listen to instrumental music, I like to listen to music without words. Music with words, especially popular music it’s kind of mental pollution. you’re subconsciously taking all that stuff in and it’s affecting the way you think.
Do you participate in any other arts?
MF: I don’t think photography is the last of me, i want to get into short film and music, and sculpture.