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David De Stefano

Photographer + Director

Montreal, Quebec



Q: What song do you play on repeat?

A: "This Mess We're In" by PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke.

Q: What's the best way to start the day?

A: Coffee, always.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Going back to Italy and eating the perfect cacio e pepe.

Q: Which art/photo exhibit that you've seen has impacted you the most?

A: Kandinsky at the Guggenheim

Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?

A: The Death Star. it seems pretty slick.

Q: What book impacted you the most?

A: On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt and Macbeth by you know who.

Q: What risks are worth taking?

A: Any risk that moves the needle, be it professionally or personally. If the end result is worth it, and it is feasible, gotta try.

Q: How has your work evolved over the past few years?

A: I feel that now I think of lighting more in terms of feeling and telling a story, not just having interesting light. I want my light to take you somewhere.

Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)

A: A positive attitude.


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