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Photog Friday: Meet Matty, Karalyn, and Javi

Welcome to Photog Friday! Every other week, we will be featuring some of the amazing photographers of Girls Behind the Rock Show. Please note: submissions are open intermittently. Want to be featured? Keep your eyes peeled in the group!

Matty Cline – @howluckymedia

MACHINEHEART
MACHINEHEART – Photo Credit: Matty Cline
Sasha Sloan
Sasha Sloan – Photo Credit: Matty Cline
Perfume
Perfume – Photo Credit: Matty Cline

What was the first event you shot for?
Unofficially, Catfish and the Bottlemen in 2015. It was a disaster. Officially, Porter Robinson at Resolution Seattle this past January. Less of a disaster.

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
Wolf Alice! They’re the band that got me hooked on live music and I’d love to show my love for their music through pictures.

Words of advice:
Just try it! Everyone has a unique view and you won’t know what yours is until you try.

Karalyn Hope – @karalxn

Tom Towner
Tom Towner – Photo Credit: Karalyn Hope
The Joke's On Us
The Joke’s On Us – Photo Credit: Karalyn Hope
Fit For a King
Fit For a King – Photo Credit: Karalyn Hope

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
To create art! I was never good at drawing or painting (though I do still paint) so using a camera was another great way to express myself and create art.

What are some photography goals of yours?
I’ve always had a dream about publishing a book of photos. Also would love to be published in a large, print magazine of some sorts!

Words of advice:
Don’t worry about the type of gear you use! Be creative and think outside the box with the gear you do have because with time and practice, you will improve and create stellar images.

Javi Perez – @lilacfilm

SALES
SALES – Photo Credit: Javi Perez
Cherry Pools
Cherry Pools – Photo Credit: Javi Perez
Grandson
Grandson – Photo Credit: Javi Perez

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
It wasn’t until very recently that I realized photography is something that I want to seriously pursue. There isn’t a lot of hispanic, female representation so I never thought it was a possibility for me. After my first tour, I realized there is space for me and my art, and it’s okay to take up space because we as hispanic females need to be represented.

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
You must believe in yourself and in your work. Also, social media numbers have absolutely nothing to do with how successful you are and are going to be, so just keep putting out work you believe in.

Words of advice:
In the words of M83, do it, try it. It is so fun and fulfilling for me so I encourage anyone to try. Camera gear is not important – just go out and shoot!