Q&A: Photographer Georgia Hilmer
Q&A: Photographer Georgia Hilmer
She’s an NYU student, a model — who appears in our current campaign — and a photographer with a great eye. When we asked Georgia Hilmer to snap herself in our new collection, it’s no surprise she picked the Little Grumps rainbow sweatshirt to wear — she often captures prismatic rainbows in her images. Here, she talks art, yoga and the appeal of a good tracksuit.
Favorite way to get moving...
Yoga at Sky Ting in Williamsburg. And I love to walk over the Williamsburg Bridge when I have a little bit of time on the weekend.
Something we’d be surprised to know about you…
I absolutely hated yoga as a teenager. I was too impatient and anxious to appreciate the process then; now it is my most beloved form of therapy.
When you first fell in love with photography…
I started taking Polaroids in high school, then graduated to a 35mm point and shoot when I came to New York and started modeling.
Camera of choice…
Right now I’m using a Contax G2 that I really love.
Favorite female photographer…
Viviane Sassen. Her photos raise so many questions about identity, performance, power, joy and pleasure.
Favorite picture you’ve ever taken…
I took a picture of my breakfast one morning when I was in Paris and all the boys in the house were still asleep. My bowl of fruit (jewel-like cherries, sun-colored mango) sits atop a dozen beer cans. The light is so golden, the colors are so vivid. I can taste the citrus in my mouth.
Instagram accounts to follow for their photography…
Favorite healthy snack…
A giant bowl of homemade spicy cabbage slaw with mustard and soy sauce and rice wine vinegar that my boyfriend and I will eat with our fingers while we decide what to cook for dinner.
Why you chose the tracksuit and sweatshirt to photograph yourself in…
I am all about comfort when it comes to dressing myself — they made me feel at ease but also pulled together.
Where you would wear them…
To school and back, to yoga, to get breakfast, to run to the library, to go to the farmer’s market, to the park for a picnic.
Tips to rework them in a different way…
I’d wear the track pants with a slinkier top to make them more versatile, and I’d throw the sweatshirt on over my softest, most worn-in Levi’s for balance.
What you love about the tracksuit for everyday…
I love how versatile the track jacket and track pant combo are. As a pair they look smart, separately they add sporty edge to more refined pieces.
Currently reading…
Samin Nosrat’s cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is so wonderful.
Binge-watching…
I’m about halfway through re-watching The West Wing. It’s a really nice break from the current political climate.
Listening…
The Black Panther soundtrack and there has been a lot of Grace Jones on the record player at home.
Photographed by Ackime Snow