BRYDIE MACK - Photographer, stylist, creative director, and actress
Brydie is one of Australia's most coveted young fashion photographers. While hailing from Sydney, she spends her time jet-setting around the globe, capturing elusive moments of beauty on her precious film. She's also the mind and vision behind Wolfcub, a beautifully-curated melting pot of her own work and her inspirations.
1. Who are you?
Brydie Mack, 24, Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia.
2. Describe your medium & process.
I started off shooting digi, but it never felt right for my style or mood of photography. I've been shooting analogue for about 3 years - both 35mm or 120. Mood-boards are a huge part of my process. Inspiration is important. Just ask my bedroom walls.
3. How did you find your passion? Who/what influences your work?
I wouldn't say photography is my #1 passion, it's more of an 'I accidentally fell into this & it's allowing me the freedom to pursue my true passion' situation. But it's definitely addictive - I do love the feeling of creating something original, which will be left behind long after I'm gone. And the feeling of someone else liking my pictures is so lovely.
I'd say my biggest influence is nature. Big time. Ma & Pa were/are tree-hugging hippies, they raised my sister & I to be conscious of the fact that all things are most beautiful with as little human interference as possible. And Mum walked around naked a lot, so that's where the love/casual attitude towards nudity stems from.
4. What excites you about your work? What do you struggle with?
I'm so lucky that my work allows me to travel & see little corners of the World, which I never would have without a camera in my hand. Meeting new, interesting & beautiful people is also a major plus. And last year I got to experience an airplane with wifi, for the first time (yo Delta).
I really struggle with the pressure of being a photographer - on big jobs especially, with big budgets, a lot is riding on what the photographer can produce from that one moment. I used to get major anxiety, but now I try not to think about it & just have fun. It's working out so far.
5. What are your goals? Where do you see yourself going?
I'm going to keep riding this wave for a little while, until I either wipe out or kick-flip (had to google surf lingo for that one) my ass to LA & live happily ever after.