Wish You Were Here With... Kevin Amato
Sailing in the Hamptons? Partying in Ibiza? Lounging in Morocco?
Photographer and casting director, Kevin Amato is leading this week's vacation selfie series and stirring some serious FOMO in LA...
Where are you?
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Photographer, casting director, creative director… I’m just trying to fit the puzzle pieces together!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A veterinarian and A photographer. For a bit I wanted to be a forensic photographer like Weegee.
What did you do on your last day off?
What's your greatest ambition?
To continue disrupting the industry for change.
Who do you most admire?
My mom’s pretty epic.
What do you talk about when you get your hair cut?
I cut my own hair it’s a weird thing I’ve always done and I’m not very good at it. I think it stems from my punk days.
What's the last dream that you can remember having?
That I got another puppy! I have a Puggle, Sir Elvy and a French Bulldog, Zoey.
What would you most like to change about the world?
As cliché as it sounds, equality, empathy and more compassion and understanding.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
To be on time!! I’m always late for something…
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
Of course! My parents had sliding mirror doors on their closets growing up. That was my stage!
Describe yourself in three words...
Shy-ish, uncompromising and driven.
Travis Scott - Skyfall.
The perfect night out?
Just being with bae!
The funniest person you know?
One thing you can’t live without?
Favourite thing to eat?
Least favourite thing to eat?
The best advice you've ever been given?
My pops always told me, “There is no such thing as a problem, there’s only a solution.” That always resonated to me.
Who or what inspires you?
Seeing young creatives succeed and just knowing how much more there is to discover in this forever-changing world!
If you could shoot anyone, who would it be?
Who do you consider to be the true creatives in the world?
Rick Owens, Virgil Abloh, Barbara Kruger, Kendrick Lamar, Patti Smith.
Who’s the coolest person you know?
My goddaughter Liliana ! She’s 6 years old and so confident and smart for her age – and she sings Cardi B.