Making Statements Without Words
Rashad Mackall is an up and coming photographer from Southern Maryland. Every project that he works on is passionate, creative, and innovative. Since the first time he has picked up his first camera in middle school , he knew it was for him! Rashad has big plans for himself in the future to make his small city proud. His name will be known and when you see his work it will do numbers. I had the opportunity to view his vision.
We discussed the following:
ZI:What do you enjoy most about taking photos?
R:I enjoy capturing the beauty in a image. Whether it’s beauty in my muse or beauty God has blessed us with, Mother Nature. I love creating ‘Looks’, wether it’s creating with a clothing designer or a talented MUA.
ZI:Using 3 words how would you describe your style?
R:Evolving, creative, beauty
ZI:What message do you want people to get from your work?
R:I don’t really have a message I tell with my work.. My work varies, I shoot my ideas based on what good look comes to mind. 80% of my shoots are not planned shoots. It’s literally me finding a model, and we both pitch ideas to shoot either that day or the next. But I do want people to understand the greatness of my work.
ZI:What type of photos/pieces do you enjoy taking most?
R:I’m torn between saying portraits and editorial. I feel my strong suit is portrait photography but I also have that creative side that enjoy taking editorial photos. If I have to choose one style, I will have to say Portrait.
ZI:How would you say you differentiate yourself from any other photographer, what makes you special?
R:I’m not going to say I’m going to go out of my way to make my style of work different just because someone else work may have some similarity to my style..if anything I would make it my goal to create a better image.
ZI:What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to your work, what makes you tick?
R:When that IT photo isn’t coming sooner then I would like it to. I’m learning on to just be patient and concentrate more. But another pet peeve I have is thinking of more ideas to shoot when the shoot is already over.
ZI:If you could do a shoot with anyone who would it be, why?
R:Sheesh, this is a hard one. I would have to say Teyana Taylor. Not just because that’s bae lol but she has an extravagant face and body. She can deliver any look in my opinion. Editorial, beauty, urban, etc. She got it. We would make magic together. It’ll happen soon.
If you would like to check out more of Rashad`s work feel free to add him on Instagram.