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Meet Dylan Perlot

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dylan Perlot.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m born and raised in France. I left my country right after high school in order to pursue my dream of Fashion Photography and Filmmaking by coming to Los Angeles, CA. Some people thought this was a crazy idea, but I’m glad I took the risk and I would do it again without hesitation.

The city and the people here inspired me to create and think outside the box. I have been published in numerous magazines such as: Vogue Italia, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Vulkan, Basic, Bello, Nude, Kaltblut, Lucy’s, Atlas etc.

Furthermore, my first fashion film “LIFE” was selected into different festivals worldwide and won awards such as “Best Experimental” at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

I go back to France from time to time to see my family and friends, but also when I feel like a need a break in the nature to resource myself and come back stronger with new ideas.

When I look back at my journey and the difficulties that came my way, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me. I have so much more to learn, discover, people to meet, and create, so I’m ready for whatever’s good coming.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a Fashion Photographer, creative director, and film director. I have always been into art since a little kid, I just didn’t know this was something people could do for a living. I guess I realized that when I was about 18 and in Los Angeles. I remember doing short films with my friends in middle school or take random photos with them wherever I could.

Los Angeles opened my eyes on the art scene and how I could contribute in this creative field. Taking a photo is not simply clicking on a shutter button, there is so much more behind it. Technically, there is, you have the model, the makeup, the hair, the styling, the art direction, the lighting, the background, the angle, but then there is something deeper. Indeed, there is an underlying message into that photo, such as an emotion, a story, a memory, basically something you’re trying to say to the viewer and it is always up to his/hers interpretation. I like to think that I capture moments of people, and the fashion world is to me the best way to create those stories.

When an idea pops into my head, I have to write it down, I have a huge list of notes on my phone that I go back to everyday. I like to create a mood board, send it to a few other creatives and then set up the project and casting a model. It is really a team work behind one single photo. The wardrobe stylist will bring on the clothes, the makeup artist and hairstylist will work their magic and creative mind in order to fully accomplish the desired look. I love working with people that think outside the box and want to create and bounce ideas.

I want people to feel like they’re going away for a second when they see my photo on their Instagram feed, or on a magazine, or on a brand’s look book. My style is yet edgy but still soft in a way. I like to play between my lighter and darker side, find the balance, or go completely towards one. I get inspired so much by Europe, the fashion in London has been a real source of ideas into my shoots lately. That’s why it’s amazing to be from France and live in the US, I get to experience and create in both places and start my brain with fresh ideas all the time.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
There is no secrets, starting out for most of people in an artistic path will always come with many struggles. You just have to keep pushing, never doubt that you’re doing the right thing, and keep creating with people that have the same mindset. When you find those type of people, you’ll be able to rely on each other’s and go into this adventure somewhat together. My best advice would be, if you’re passionate and persistent enough, money will come sooner than you think.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work is on my website: www.DylanPerlot.com

But also on my Instagram: @dylanperlot — www.instagram.com/dylanperlot/

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Image Credit:
Image 1 (iceland black sand beach) photo by Remy Jaboulet
Image 2 (group bts seflie 3 people) with Diana Carl (model) & Dylan Perlot (photographer) & Dina Vibes (stylist)
Image 3 (bts nature 3 models) with Ruby King (model) & Olantha Moran (model) & Askyla Delaplaine (model)
Image 4 (close up street style)
Image 5 (Malibu beach shoot) with Liv Jaeger (model)
Image 6 (nyc beach shoot, me on sand) with Amy Faye (model)
Image 7 (paris shoot on grass) with Dalibor Urošević (model)
Image 8 (nyc street style) photo by Dina Vibes

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1 Comment

  1. Louise.siena

    July 16, 2018 at 13:28

    Bravo pour ton parcours, Dylan !

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