Carley Rudd is a travel, lifestyle, and interior photographer mainly working in Los Angeles and New York City and anywhere any other part of the world one can imagine. She had the creative touch from a very young age, and her passion for nature and beauty led her to a career path in photography. Rudd had previously worked in advertising and PR for six years; however, she decided to transform her hobby into a mainstay as her works came to light. Her Instagram account has been drawing lots of attention due to her remarkable artistic vision in her art, which has brought her prestigious notoriety through which she continues to inspire many more. Her reputation in the industry was also recognized by well-known brands, which helped her reach global success. Her exquisite works' notable characteristics include clean lines, minimal and straightforward aesthetic figures with flawless use of natural light. Her consistent success steered her to where she is today, but it is safe to say that this is only the beginning for her.
Travel photography was your dream job as it was also the first thing brought you success but also interior photography brought a great canonicalness to you, what led you to interior photography?
Shooting interiors is a lot like travel photography because each new space has an opportunity to transport you somewhere new. From the furniture, to the artwork, to the texture of the floors and color of the walls, there is always a story being told by the space. I love to capture that story.
Traveling is an inspiration source in itself but it wasn’t quite possible to travel last year, what else gave you the inspiration during 2020?
2020 was a really challenging year but it offered so much opportunity for personal growth. I embraced a slower pace of life and found inspiration in my every day rituals like cooking, taking walks in nature, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with family. I also took the opportunity to go through my archive of travel photos and found a lot of inspiration through past memories and those feelings of travel nostalgia.
Your clean aesthetic approach and minimal features of the designs are essential in your photography, what kind of designs have you under their spell?
I am mostly drawn to Scandinavian and Japanese design. I love the clean, minimal and functional design both cultures represent. I have also been finding a lot of inspiration in the wabi sabi aesthetic. The idea of appreciating beauty that is imperfect. And anything with a breezy, summer Mediterranean mood.
You have realized great collaborations with the most well-known brands of the world such that your pathled you to greater achievements. Which project of yours has a quite different memory in your heart?
I am so grateful for so many wonderful brands I have had the pleasure to work with. Recently I had the opportunity to photograph two of the Aman Resort properties, Amangiri in Utah and Amanyara in the Turks & Caicos. The design and attention to detail these properties have is incredible and it was a dream to be able to photograph them. I am also getting ready to launch an exclusive fine art print series with a really great brand, stay tuned!
You see inspiring people as the most rewarding thing about your work, what difference would you like to bring to others most?
I really hope my work can inspire others to appreciate and honor the beauty that is all around us. Both in the natural world and physical world through art, design and architecture. I also hope that my work can inspire others to pursue their creative passions and embrace the true selves.