5 Minutes With a Photographer: Paloma Parrot
There is power in picking up a camera each day – saying yes to creativity. It reminds us to explore where a story might lead, to stretch in the direction of the honest and the curious. And with that art, comes questions – why's, what's & how's. In this series, we sit down with a photographer for five minutes to find out what life is like from behind the lens.
Meet Paloma Parrot.
Why we love her:
Minimalism meets pastels like you've never seen before. Paloma's work leaves us saying, "The tones, the tones!"
Camera of choice:
Nikon DF (this is a recent change, I used the Nikon D700 for the last 8 years.)
Years behind the camera:
Describe your photography style in 3 words.
Minimal, White, Graphic
Picture this: You are driving down the side of the road and pull over to take a photo. What makes you stop?
Step aside sunset, I am looking for a lonely tree or a flock of birds.
What was the best piece of photo advice you were given when you were first starting out?
Bring your camera with you, no matter where you go.
One look at your feed and we become mesmerized by the color palette. Is this intentional or unintentional?
These are the colors of my every day — clothing, interior & architecture I gravitate towards. So for my photos, it is the same. I always look for white or grey backdrops with a colorful object or details.
Name 3 people you love to follow.
What is in your photo toolkit?
Because I take a lot of self-portraits, I typically bring a tripod and a remote trigger with me. Other than that, I like to keep it light weight. For editing on the road, I use mainly Snapseed.
It looks like your lens takes you all over the globe. What´s your favorite place to date?
Finnish Lapland in winter. It was such a surreal experience and so different from anywhere I've traveled before.
Paloma Parrot is a Germany-based photographer who has been sharing her perspective behind the lens for over 20 years. She is known for her minimal, white & graphic style. The color story in her imagery says, "less is always more". She has worked with clients like Google, Adobe and Audi.