We met Micaela McLucas at our friend Rob Lang’s exhibition last year. A mutual friend of ours, we approached her to join the Photo Issue and really impressed with her vibrant images. Micaela is an adventurer and her camera is an extension of herself, recording her antics around the world.
Name? Micaela McLucas.
Age? 28 (going on 17).
From/Location? From Los Angeles – now based in the polar opposite, London.
How long have you considered yourself a photographer? There was never any question since my childhood that I was, and would be forever, some ridiculous over the top artist. That bubble burst when I moved to New York at 21 but it did guide my accidental career path into photography – so I guess I’ve been dedicating my life to photography for the past seven years but I’ve been zigzagging on this crazy road my whole life.
Camera of choice? I’ve always been a dedicated Canon supporter but having recently started shooting on Hasselblad. Nothing else compares.
Specialist area of expertise? Getting weird (weirder and weirder). I’ve definitely made it my niche speciality to weave dreams out of my surroundings, my projects, my lovers. It comes out in my work very loudly – I’m known for my use of color and composition in taking each project beyond a typical portrait.
Inspirations? Spirit, music, love, the sun, and most importantly, the ocean.
Tell me a little bit about your selection of photos? This is a collection from the year 2016 – it’s been a million times more beautiful than I could have ever dreamed…