Photographer Robert Kley is next up under our Young Blood spotlight to explain his shoot, Abloom.

WHAT IS THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE SHOOT?

There was a single flower someone had given to me in a small glass on a shelf in the studio. One afternoon I happened to look over at it and noticed
how much its color stood out from the light wall behind it. We concepted a simple story around that image where the model was like the single flower
against a plain backdrop. Clean, fresh, with out distractions so you could really see the colors pop and feel all of the brightness and range of the shades of spring.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
For me inspiration comes from everywhere. I love looking at old photographs/books from the great George Hurrel and John Engstead. Classic cinema, silent movies,
as well as films from the 60′s (Daisies comes to mind) I’m inspired by music. People are the most inspiring. I draw a lot inspiration from the people around me.
We are capable of the most horrific things, but also the most beautiful and kind. Inspiration can come from someone who adores you. Inspiration can come from a broken heart.

HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY?

I took a photography class as an elective in college when I was studying to be an architect. I remember the first time I was in the darkroom. I put the photo paper into the developer
and saw the image slowly appear. It was like magic. At that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?

Knowledge. You never stop learning. There is always room for growth. To have new experiences, and take more chances. To think less and listen more. I have a wonderful team of
talented and passionate artists around me, and I look forward to the images and films we will create in the future. To be present in the moments given, and to always keep in mind that
nothing is out of reach and that the people you care about, no matter what the distance or time, are never to far way.

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