The leading photographer and MN2S PR client spoke with Notion about her career so far and her inclusive approach to photography.
Photographer Rachel Sherlock spoke with Notion magazine for a profile based around her recent work and inclusive approach to portrait photography. Speaking about dream subjects she would love to shoot, she said “The list is endless! I would love to photograph the queer icons paving the way like Elliot Page, Jameela Jamil or Billy Porter, but also some of my personal heros who have shaped who I am as a person, e.g. Jacinda Ardern or Annie Lennox. If I sat here and talked you through all the photos I have planned for all the wonderful people who inspire me we’d be here for decades. They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes but I’m going to meet every single one of them and I’m going to take their picture too!”
Offering advice for other photographers on becoming more inclusive with their work, she remarked: ” If you’re a photographer looking to step away from shooting your stereotypical model, start looking for qualities in a person beyond their outward image. For example, if someone’s body language is very expressive and brings a lot of life and movement to a conversation, there’s a good chance they’ll bring that same energy to a portrait session if you make them feel comfortable enough. We are rapidly moving past the need for a model to look a certain way, the next step is reaching beyond the aesthetic and seeing a photo in a person’s personality, not their appearance.”