Our interview with Corrina Day, a photographer and creative director based in NYC and LA. Corrina brings creativity, vibrance and excitement with each and every shot.
"Every shoot comes with a different story and experience. I guess if there’s one take away, I want it to be that there’s beauty in everyone and everything, you just have to look."
What made you first pick up a film camera?
“Though I didn’t realize how special it would become to me, I’ve been begging my mom to buy me disposables at the pharmacy since I was a kid. She’d get me Fujifilm Quicksnap Disposables and I’d load the rolls with staged pictures of my dolls posed around the house, and then I’d ask her to pay for prints and CD scans. I still have a lot of those pictures. But it wasn’t until college that I actually learned how to properly shoot and develop film for the first time on my own.”
What message do you try and convey with your photography?
"It’s hard for me to say there’s just one message or theme for all of my images. Every shoot comes with a different story and experience. I guess if there’s one take away, I want it to be that there’s beauty in everyone and everything, you just have to look."
What are your hobbies, besides photography?
"Other than photography, I spend a lot of time cooking and watching movies. My family owns an Italian restaurant where I grew up so food has always been a really special part of life to me. I absolutely love to cook, and I find it to be a good escape in the process. I’ve also been a big movie person since I was a kid. I always find a source of inspiration in movies and I credit it mostly for how I got into photography to begin with."
Do you have any advice for others starting with film photography?
"I don’t think there’s a perfect way to start anything and once you get going, you never stop learning. So my best advice would be to just start and don’t stop. So many people say it but the best way really is to just shoot as much as you can."
"Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the beauty of something when you’re a kid living in it, so leaving and coming back made recognize how much it all means to me as an adult.”
Can you tell us a little about these shots?
“This shoot is really special to me because I shot this in my hometown in Arizona. This was the first time since leaving home for college 6 years ago that I was able to return home long enough to shoot a full series. Also, what’s even cooler is that the model is a childhood friend with a mutual love for film. This is a shoot I hold dear to me because I feel like it truly captures how beautiful the desert is and how special my home is to me."