small talk with kevin buitrago
DESCRIBE YOUR AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS.
Vice. City. Soundtrack.
EVERYONE IS LISTENING. WHAT DO YOU SAY ?
That’s tough. I’ve never been good at public speaking.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL SPOTS FOR CREATIVITY ?
The techno club a walk from my place where I often go to hangout. Record shops. Really anywhere where i can listen to music and dance.
WHAT ARE YOU MAIN INSPIRATIONS ?
All my friends doing it and the talented people I have met along the way. For visual inspiration I like to scrounge the internet for random videos or film clips, I have whole folders of them. I’m in that weird part of Youtube.
WHAT’S THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY TODAY ?
I would say the accessibility and growing inclusivity. It’s become much easier to break through as a photographer now, compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Everyone seems to be more open minded to hiring the non-agency represented downtown kid with good ideas and a decent following.
Kevin Buitrago is a New York-based photographer and editor at Office Magazine. Discover more of his work here !