What intrigues me most about being a photographer is being able to express myself creatively.
hen you hear “Baltimore, Maryland” the term fashion photgrapher may not come to mind, but on his website, photographer Glenford Nunez describes his fair city as south of New York and west of Paris. He opened his own photography studio a couple of years ago called TYP, an acronym for “Trust Your Photographer” and is now an emerging photographer on the scene, who’s creating quite a media buzz for himself, being featured in Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, NPR, and BET – to name a few.
His portraits are intriguing, so different than what one might see in a mainstream glossy. There’s a truth about what he captures with his “old school” Nikon camera. The portraits are simple, yet powerful. They endear you to his quirky, yet beautiful subjects, many of whom are women of color sporting their lovely locks, a la natural. His beautiful images have been so well received that Nunez – who cites Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz as inspiration – is creating a coffee table book called the The Coiffure Project. He chose the French word coiffure because it means hair style and the book will featuring people with natural hair styles.
Recently, Nunez let a Chic Spy Agent into his Baltimore studio for a video interview to discuss the creative process behind his photography, the dream shoot he would like to do for British magazine I-D, and advice he has for aspiring photographers. Check it out below!
For more information on Glenford Nunez and “The Coiffure Project,” visit his website at trustyourphotographer.com.
Image source: Glenford Nunez