MINSU Meets... Annabel Zimmer 025
This has been in the pipeline for some time - daughter of one my biggest influences Hans Zimmer, Annabel is flaunting her own creative vision on the streets of LA turning simple content into surrealist treats, she is constantly pushing boundaries within her field.
Where are you from and when did you start working in the creative industries?
I’m from Los Angeles, and I’ve actually only been doing photography for three years
now. I’ve grown up in a really creative household though, so I’ve always been
surrounded and influenced by art. That said, I’m only fifteen, so I’m looking forward to
many more years behind the camera.
What projects are you currently working on?
Right now, I’m working on building the editorial part of my portfolio. I’m currently in the
midst of a love affair with underwater photography, and have just gotten really into
making short editorial films. I’m always looking for new artists and brands to collaborate
with as well.
What is the creative scene like where you are?
Obviously Los Angeles is a mecca for artists of all mediums. The number of exceptional
artists in this town can feel daunting at times, but overall it's thrilling to be in an area
that’s so passionate about the arts.
What would you say have been your career highlights so far?
Last year, I had the pleasure of working with Nicole Miller New York for New York
Fashion Week. They flew me out to photograph backstage for their show. It was an
incredible experience, for which I am so grateful.
We are all about collaboration - do you think this is an important part of creating and if so then how has it changed the way you work?
I think collaborations are incredibly important, especially for young artists like me. It’s so
pivotal for us to support and learn from our peers. I strive to be a part of collaborations
where I can champion strong artists and help foster an environment where our voices are
both expressed harmoniously.
Who was/is your main influence?
I’m particularly drawn to surrealism. I love photographs that have something a little
fantastical about them. A lot of my work is inspired by Miles Aldridge. I’m obsessed with
the way his work is simultaneously whimsical and edgy. Don’t get me started, or I’ll talk
about him all day.
3 creators we should be checking out?
My sister Zoe Zimmer, I may be biased but my goal is one day to be half as cool as she
The painter Claire Stone is also amazing.
( https://www.clairestone.net/ )
I work a lot with the Blogger Lauren Elson and her eye is killer.