Name: Rachel Billings
Location: London, United Kingdom
Job: Photo Director and Photographer
When did you start with photography? Can you remember your first camera?
Most photographers have really romantic stories about their first cameras, mine’s a little more rudimentary.
My first camera was a disposable 35mm that I found somewhere in my house. I would hide behind doors with my camera and jump out at my family while they went about their day -just because I found their startled reactions really funny.
Although, after getting my film developed, I realised I’d pressed the shutter too soon, so I just had a roll of really mundane photos of my nan cooking over the stove or my dad reading a book and I think that’s when I realised that I needed to think about my photographic approach.
My mum gave me her old Pentax once I was a little older, and I fumbled around with that but I couldn’t always afford the have my film developed.
Then, I got a compact digital camera for Christmas one year, and it just escalated on and on from there. Continue Reading