If you’re in any way dialed into social media, then we are sure that Brittney Panda’s photos have crossed your feed before. As one of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow, her profile is a gallery of ethereal and haunting elegance; there is something sublime in her self-portraits and the way she softly contorts her body in the most scenic and wild of places. Known to frequently adventure and drop everything for the sake of the journey, we knew we had to catch up with Brittney to get a glimpse into her dreamy world. Read our CULT Q&A with this adventurous babe below, scope her beautiful photography, and of course, follow her on Instagram here.
CULT: When did you first become interested in photography? When and how do you feel that you’ve adapted your current style?
Brittney Panda: I started to get really into photography about 3 years ago. My style has definitely evolved over the years, as it should; It changes as I change!
CULT: What is the most important element to your work?
Brittney Panda: Every detail is equally important. Making sure all these things (light, subject matter, color, mood, etc) are on point is what makes a photo interesting.
CULT: Your work is haunting, delicate and ethereal – what are you thinking about when you’re shooting?
Brittney Panda: It’s always different! Shooting is a very calming experience for me. Being alone in the middle of nowhere always helps me collect my thoughts.
CULT: How has social media changed your photographic style, if at all?
Brittney Panda: Social media is what got me into photography and got me started!
CULT: Who are some of your photographic inspirations, both online and offline?
Brittney Panda: Locations and fashion. A new building or dress always make my ideas run wild.
CULT: What do you want to leave behind as your legacy?
Brittney Panda: Beautiful photos that evoke emotion.
CULT: Favorite places that you’ve traveled to are:
Brittney Panda: New Orleans, Big Sur, and Austin
CULT: Where can we find you when you’re not shooting photos?
Brittney Panda: Vintage shops, drinking tea, or relaxing in my apartment
CULT: First thought waking up in the morning:
Brittney Panda: Do I have time to go back to sleep?
CULT: 5 things you can’t live without:
Brittney Panda: My camera, mushrooms, black tights, abandoned houses, road trips
CULT: Words to live by:
Brittney Panda: “Be young, be dope, be proud.”
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