Payton Slay is a 20-year-old film photographer and clothing designer based in Utah who has been shooting since age 14. At 16, Slay began experimenting with film and has been working in the medium ever since. “I have an undying passion for all things visual,” he explains. “I truly believe that an image can strike such intense emotions to the viewer.” Although our interview with Slay mainly focuses on his photography work, he also has been working on clothing design — you can check that out below along with some of his photography work.
How would you describe your style of work?
I’d say it’s somewhat abrasively industrial, I try and incorporate as much emotion as I can into an image as well to try and make the viewer get something out of looking at it
Do you have a certain piece you’re most proud of? Or a personal favorite of yours?
This would probably be one of the best photos I’ve taken, took this when I was only 17 and somehow it still will always stand out to me.
What inspired you to get into photography? And how have you evolved since then?