INTERVIEW

A minute with Willy Ward

PHOTOGRAPHER

CONTACT: willy@willy-ward.com
WEBSITE: willy-ward.com
INSTAGRAM: @willyward
HOMETOWN: Sydney, Australia

DESCRIBE YOUR WORK TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER SEEN IT:

I guess I’m still trying to figure out my style as a photographer but I like creating beautiful images that are engaging and have another element to them.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A SHOOT:

I like to have lots of references and to be able to look at them all at once and figure out where I want the day to go and what I think suits the shoot the best. I love that as a photographer, I’m creating something new every time I go to work. For me, everyday is different.

WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST INSPIRING PERSON TO WORK WITH:

On set, I really enjoy working with different people and characters. I’ve worked for Georges Antoni for a while now and he has been someone I’ve always looked up to. His knowledge and ability to create amazing images is so inspiring. He has been a real mentor over the last few years.

INDUSTRY ICON:

More abroad I’d say Karim Sadli, Lachlan Baily, Boo George and Josh Olins are some photographers that I enjoy keeping a regular eye on.

"I like creating beautiful images that are engaging and have another element to them..."