On Thursday, March 20th, Hermann & Audrey hosted the 3rd monthly Fashion Film House showcasing the raw, whimsical worlds of Kirsten Miccoli’s Photography in the Public Hotel’s Chicago Screening Room. Kirsten’s work, inspired by beauty and the people in the world around her, creates whimsical worlds that tell a story of the garments she photographs.
The screening was curated by Hermann & Audrey’s Jason Eano and featured shorts from content partners Nowness, Bullett Media, SHOWStudio, and Cory Vanderploeg. Guests enjoyed the chic, cosmopolitan setting and sophisticated spirits in the Hotel’s fashionable Library Bar ––Thank you to our hosts at the Public!
Q & A with Kirsten Miccoli
When did you first realize you wanted to become a photographer?
I don’t think I had a specific time in my life when a light bulb went off and I thought to myself I wanted to become a photographer. I always knew I wanted to do something artistic and as long as I can remember I was interested in creating art. I tried many mediums before photography but after picking up my first real camera, it just stuck.
You’ve shot all types of images—creative, fashion, editorial, and portraits. Which is your favorite genre? Why?
Right off the bat I would say the creative projects are my favorites because I get to take an idea that has previously only existed in my head and bring it to life for others to see, but I really love every genre of photography. Sometimes capturing a moment as opposed to creating it is more satisfying and other times helping to bring somebody else’s vision to life is just as cool. All in all, I think my favorite projects are the ones where I get to work with talented/ inspiring people.
Tell us about your collaboration with Fashion Film House. What are you most excited about with this partnership?
When Hermann & Audrey reached out and offered me the next feature in the Fashion Film House series I was thrilled. We need to be doing more to promote our young artists in Chicago and now being able to have showed alongside the work of Cory Vanderploeg and Bryan Whitely, it is exciting to show in line with their great work. I look forward to seeing who’s up next and appreciate Public Hotel offering me this canvass to share my work.
Which photographer’s work are you most inspired by or interested in?
I really love Tim Walker’s work. I feel like his ideas never cease to amaze me and I have always loved the idea of using photography as a means to tell a story and he does that so well. I also really enjoy looking at other up and coming photographers work. I think because they are motivated they tend to push the bar a little with their projects which creates some amazing results.
What is your favorite project that you’ve completed thus far?
This is a hard question because I am always most fond of the project I have most recently completed but I also always see things I can improve within my work. Right now, I am really happy with the way the painting project turned out. It was a totally different style of shooting for me and it really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Stay tuned for our Fashion Film House in April. Kirsten’s work is available for sale in Hermann & Audrey’s Chicago Gallery located in Lacuna Artist Loft Studios at 2150 Canalport Ave. To make an appointment, please contact Rachel@hermannaudrey.com.