Anita Brathwaite // Clinton Hill, Brooklyn // Photography
One of the coolest women in New York, we asked Anita to share with us a few of her favorite night life photos and to answer a couple of questions about her influences and style.


Were are you from?

What kind of film do you use?
35mm, black and white.

How did you get into photography? De- scribe a little about your background.
Both my grandfather and mother were photographers, they sparked an interest at a young age. As well as inheriting a few cameras.

How did growing up in New York Influence your work?
Growing up in NY has always inspired me because of all the artists and creation around me. This city has always been my main inspiration.

How do you describe your photographic style?
My photographic style can be described as documentary. I am always trying to achieve a classic and modern look simultaneously. 


Who’s story are you trying to tell with your photographs, what are your subject’s stories?
Mainly I’m telling my own personal story. I don’t know much about many of the people I photograph. I only know my perspective.

What does the word Tomboy mean to you?
To me tomboy is just a perception society tries to put on the idea of gender norms.

At what age did you start to, or feel that you could start to express yourself and your fashion identity?
I was a late bloomer, definitely. When I was younger I was very shy and quiet. I think it was why I was originally attracted to photography. It was my way of engaging. I didn’t start coming into my own personal style until I was 18 years old. My college experience at New School really helped form me.

Describe your style. Is your art reflected in your style or vice versa?
My style can be described as minimal and practical. I am definitley attracted to art with the same features.

How important to you is the way you look?
I understand it is important for other people to form an idea about me. 


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