FEATURING: Kayla Clements
WHAT OR WHO DO YOU FIND INSPIRING?
Science Fiction. Film. Astronomy. Geometry. Mother Nature. Earth. Travel. and mostly, plants, everywhere. It's amazing what having living, thriving organisms surrounding you does for the soul.
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE PROFESSION?
I fell into an internship/freelance position with Kate Ryan Inc. I've been with the company ever since working with our photographers to define their brands, edit their work and promote, promote, promote.
WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST THING YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH PROFESSIONALLY?
Buying a one-way ticket and moving to New York with 1 suitcase and no job prospects in sight. It can be scary to leave everything behind & take a risk. It's also the most exciting because you get to start a new adventure. How you make it work? You just do it. Life has a way of working itself out.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL TO YOUR SUCCESS?
I want to thank anyone who's ever shared their positivity and encouragement with me, my parents & friends included. People have got to lift other people up. Spread the word. Shout out to Kate Ryan & Shabnam Azadeh for taking me in and showing me the photo industry ropes. I also want to thank Kyle Kilness for more than anything reminding me to "Be Positive". It's important.
WHY DO YOU LOVE ADHESIVE?
I've met really cool people at the events, including my now-roommate - it definitely is a community and at one of my first events after moving to NY, I met a photographer who hooked me up on a job with designer Lindsey Degen that same weekend. I actually got to go to her FW 2015 presentation for NYFW this season so it's funny how it all comes full-circle and I love that it's always at different venues so it forces you to get out and explore a little.
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