Introducing you to Liam Streeting. In recent times you may have seen him shooting people like Brandon cross and Ramario Chevoy or for companies like Custom Rare and Love Sick London. With his sudden burst on to the scene we thought it was only right to ask him some questions to get a little insight into his world. Here is how it went...
For those reading this who don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself…
Hi my name is Liam Streeting I’m 21 years old and I’m a third year student at Essex University studying BA Hons. Fashion Communication and Marketing; I’m also a freelance fashion photographer.
So what does a normal day consist of for you?
A normal day consists of either going to work at New Look, going to university, shooting or editing photos from shoots really.
Wow, it sounds like you keep yourself busy then! I'm going to assume that photography will be one of them, but what are your top three interests?
My top 3 interests would have to be photography, fashion and samosas.
With photography and fashion being two of your three I can tell that you have a real creative flair. Is their anyone that you feel inspired you to follow the path that you’re taking? Or any particular people you would call a role model?
My role models and inspirations would have to be Haris Nukem, Vicky Grout, Guy Bourdin, Erwin Blumenfeld, Ben Toms, Rankin, Corinne Day and David Bailey.
I noticed a few incredible photographers in that list, it's clear photography is a real passion not just a hobby. How long have you been into photography and what was it that got you into it?
I’ve been into photography for about 4 years now it started when I bought a camera with some birthday money for my 17th. At the time I was studying fashion design at college and my class mates asked me to take some photographs of their final garments on a model and as soon as I started shooting I was hooked.
Ok so you’re four years in already, you seem to have come a long way in such a short time. Considering you’re a fairly new photographer in the scheme of things, what would you say has been the hardest/worst part about it? And also the best part?
As I am fairly new to the photography world the hardest part(s) for me has to be learning how to manually set up my camera (now I can do it in minutes) and learning how to edit photographs to the best of my ability. The best part would have to be the people I have met along my journey so far and the support I have gained as well as just getting out there and shooting and seeing the final product and being like yes that’s the killer image I wanted.
During the years you have spent shooting what has been the most surprising thing you have experienced so far?
The most surprising thing I’ve experienced through photography is how many people think my work is worthy of being published.
I know that you have already worked alongside Chris Beasley, shot people like Ryan Davies-Hall and for brands like Love Sick London and Custom Rare, so the list is already starting to claim some names. With that said, who would you most like to work with in the future?
The person I would most like to work with in the future would have to be Ricki Hall. He’s a big role model to me and it would be an honour to shoot with him.
I think that anyone who knows anything about hairy, tattooed men knows exactly who Ricki Hall is so that makes perfect sense! Although you have already achieved so much, with lots of your bigger shoots being within the last six months, what would you say is your main goal to accomplish within photography?
My main goal to accomplish within photography would be to get published in Dazed and Confused that magazine showcases some amazing work and it would be amazing to see my work printed.
With all the people you have met along your journey what is the best piece of advice you have been given, and what is the best piece you can give?
The best piece of advice I have been given is the same as the best piece of advice I can give; never give up on your dreams and goals in life and forever strive for your end goal then set new goals and push your work further.
We’re nearing the end now of the interview so I’ll end with two questions that everyone will want the answers to. Where do you hope to be in 12 months time?
I hope in 12 months time I am published and actually making some sort of money from my work.
More importantly, what can we hope to see in the near future?
What you can hope to see in the near future from me, hmmm well I’m shooting with Nik Hampshire when he’s over from state side so hopefully we get some killer stuff that just might get published, who knows, but what I would say is follow my Instagram and see what’s happening in the near future.
Wicked man, I look forward to following your progress.
Last but not least we will end it all with some quick fire questions…
Summer or winter? Winter
Ketchup or barbecue? Barbecue
Beer or spirits? Spirits
Text or call? Call
Read or watch? Watch
Text Kiefer Horlock
Images Liam Streeting
Models Ramario Chevoy & Tiffany Smith