We had the good fortune of connecting with Louise Canton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Louise, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I’ve had a ‘home is where you hang your hat’ mindset for a while now and have adapted quickly to where I live which has brought a lot to my photography.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s been a long journey in the art world. I studied at Falmouth University in England that is very well know for it’s Photography course. After a few stints in Canada I went to work in Sydney assisting the top fashion photographers in the country, working for Elle magazine, Grazia and some other local fashion publications as well as working closely with fashion labels. It was a grind, but determination, hard work and lots of lifting heavy lights, I got the experience I needed to develop my own style and work on my own projects. When I moved to Las Vegas I shot a few brands, or stories for magazines as well as my new focus on women’s portraiture. Over the years I’ve steered more away from fashion and concentrated on women’s portraiture with an editorial feel. I’m now based out of Del Mar but travel on request.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Start the day with a hike through Crest Canyon and on to Darshan, Del Mar which has arguably the best croissants in great San Diego (they import the flour and butter from France). I’d take these along the beach to watch the surfers and walk along to finish at dog beach. Dinner would either be at Jakes, Del Mar, always worth a wait for a window seat to watch the sunset or to Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad, my personal favourite for dinner (you can see the French theme here). One must also spend the day out sailing on the water and spend the evening toasting marshmallows for s’mores at a bonfire at mission beach.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Let’s see, I’m a one woman band in photography but perhaps I can dedicate to my dog who I rescued at the start of covid and to all the dogs helping people through this pandemic? So shoutout to Winston Von Woof for his endless support, the new friends he’s introduced me to and the endless cuddles.
Louise Canton 2020