Meet the artist

Natasha Wilson

Desert born and raised, high fashion photographer Natasha Wilson has had a mutual passion for art & travel her entire life. Inspired by culture and each location’s color palette, she hopes her unique perspective flows vicariously through her photographs and transports the viewer into a dream-like world. Her process usually includes painting her own hues over her images and reducing the color palette to a cohesive blend of hues. Natasha Wilson is based in Los Angeles, USA.

Works by Natasha Wilson

    Self Reflections - Natasha Wilson by Natasha Wilson at White Label Project

    Deep talk with the artist

    Your art is…

    Ever Shifting.

    Name something you love, and why.

    Japan! It's my favorite place in the world. I hope to visit for a 5th time next year. I am incredibly enamored by the people, food, art and landscapes that it has to offer. 

    Which professional success meant the most to you?

    Doing what I love every day and never considering it 'work' is success to me. I am beyond grateful to be able to have my dream job and be my own boss. Not a day goes by that I don't think about it! 

    What could you eat for a whole week?

    Cheese quesadillas - Haha, embarrassing maybe, but it never gets old.

    Where do you go when you want to be with you?

    Hot yoga! I can't think of anything else when the room is hot, your only purpose is to move your body. That is my form of meditation. 

    Tell us something about your education

    I went to the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts, but I relied mostly on Youtube videos and just shooting every chance I had to start my career.

    Why photography?

    Photography is my art medium, how I tell stories and express myself. Photoshop is my paintbrush.

    What was the weirdest encounter, the craziest adventure or the most beautiful moment you experienced on a shoot?

    Tons of these! One of my favorite moments was flying to Utah to capture the pink waters at the Great Salt Lake. Once there, I realized that the pink tinted waters were hard to capture in camera, it was more of an 'in person' experience. I decided to wait 5 hours for the sun to set, longing for the waters to create some sort of magical landscape that I could work with. When the sun set, for about 15 minutes, the water was a mirror to the sky, the sunset pastel lilac and rose. I couldn't believe what I was capturing in my camera, and for once the world in my head matched what I was capturing in real life. I didn't need to alter those images in photoshop whatsoever and they are some of my favorite images I have ever captured.

    What is more important to you: Form or content?

    I would say form, but not for technical reasons. I have definitely created for the sake of having content in the past, and it has drained me, to chase validation through social media. Now I create for myself, when I am ready. I take my time, and the result is always more precious.

    What part of the human face is your favorite?

    I think human expression, all of the parts of the face that it takes to create a mood. One of my favorite moods to capture is calmess, peace, especially in places that you wouldn't expect to find it. Standing on top of a sharp rock, dress flowing in the harsh wind, but the model finds calmness and clarity. I love to capture moments like these.

    Where does your inspiration live?

    My inspiration lives mostly in worlds that I can put my ideas into. I am constantly looking for new locations to shoot in, whether that's driving on my way to do errands, or scouring google maps satellites to find landscapes less traveled. I am always searching for a dream-like world for my next shoot.

    What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    If I wasn't afraid of being in deep, deep water, I would love to scuba dive super far down or maybe go in a submarine, which is my ultimate fear, haha!