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Photos and Memory

Photos and Memory
Q & A with San Francisco based photographer Lauren Segal
She took the very first photos of Domestique when the shelves were half empty and everything smelled of wood. 
What have you been drinking during the pandemic? 
Up until recently, ranch waters and dirty gin martinis. But I'm on the low ABV train these days, and have been really into the NON bottles, and have also been making fun little fake cocktails with Seedlip. Some fresh squeezed citrus, a little soda water, some bitters and a splash of the Garden one and I'm happy.

How did you find your way to photography?
I was always the friend with the camera at parties- before most social media so it was more rare. It just kind of came naturally. I was really drawn to photojournalism early on, and that's what got me hooked but what I do now is the total opposite. 
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Wine has this ability to be both a fleeting and lasting memory with taste. What do you think about the memory as it relates to photography?
It really does change over time. You end up idealizing the best moments, maybe worshiping them a bit but that's ok! I've always felt like photography is like showing off little lies. No one knows what's going on right outside the frame, what you chose to omit, and often times there are all these people who are instrumental in creating something, but they are behind the scenes.
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What is the last great thing you read (online / book)? 
This piece in the NYT Magazine about the last couple of Northern White Rhinos that exist. It was really beautiful and it MESSED ME UP.
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Great taste...a thing or not? 
Absolutely a thing.
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Photo description (top photo): Shot this portrait real quick while I was shooting a musician (her name is Satya and she's wonderful, look her up). Anyway this is her sister Chloe, who helped me lug a bunch of C-stands and equipment around that afternoon. One of those people behind the scenes." 
  • Rebekah Pineda