An interview with photographer, Max Doyle
We often gloat that our models are super talented, so it’s no surprise that Sydney based Classic model, Max Doyle, is also a renowned photographer having shot covers for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Oyster Magazine and Rolling Stone. Check out what he had to say when we took to asking him a few questions about his craft.
Take us through how you started out as a photographer
I’d always been interested in photography, right back to when I was the darkroom monitor at school but I never imagined it would be something I’d do as a career. I thought I’d be a famous musician. I had moved to London with my girlfriend who was a fashion stylist in the 90’s and I was doing casual labouring jobs to make ends meet when a photographer who she was working with needed help on a shoot last minute.
From your point of view, what makes a good picture?
A good picture, for me is one where I feel some connection, whether it’s with a person or a landscape or whatever. It’s hard to define but it’s not a technical thing, it’s just a feeling.
Who influenced you the most when starting out in photography?
My girlfriend. she was a passionate stylist and through her I was exposed to the magazines, books, and art that got me inspired enough to at least imagine giving it a go. It was a great time to be in London in the 90’s. It was a really pivotal time for fashion and photography. I was very lucky.
If you could shoot anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Can I write a list?
Do you have any advice for any emerging photographers out there trying to make it?
I tend to advise emerging photographers to get out of town. That doesn’t sound very positive but if you want your talents to be pushed to your highest potential you need to be in bigger markets where the budgets are bigger, there’s more creative outlets and you’re competing with the best creatives from all over the world. Then when you’re done, come home.