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Neil Favila

Photographer + Director

Los Angeles, CA



Q: What song do you play on repeat?

A: "Slow Burn" by Kacey Musgraves.

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

A: With a mango smoothie :)

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

A: Some international travel!

Q: What is the most impactful project you've worked on and why.

A: I photographed Andre Leon Talley for Ugg. I always knew he was an icon, but I didn't appreciate the scale until we saw the global reaction to our campaign. It was surreal.

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

A: My friend Nadia Lee absolutely snapped on her exhibit - go see it before it closes!

Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A: Instagram's algorithm.

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

A: The tesseract from Interstellar.

Q: What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

A: Birkenstock clogs.

Q: What book impacted you the most?

A: Beneath the Roses by Gregory Crewdson.

Q: What risks are worth taking?

A: The ones that are calculated.

Q: What are the first 3 chapters of your autobiography titled?

A: 1. Trial, 2. Error, 3. Repeat.

Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?

A: My website layout.

Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.

A: "Taxes aren't mandatory." jk jk jk.

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

A: I'd like to think my work has matured into a more cohesive look, finally.

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

A: My SONOS speaker!


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