Kate Warren of Go Kate Shoot
How do you use Pinterest? Just for inspiration? For plotting a wardrobe or interior design?
"I use Pinterest for several things. For my job as a photographer, I use it to gather reference materials for editorial shoots on everything from the lighting to locations and styling ideas — many of the magazines I shoot for appreciate that I'm able to communicate my creative vision using it. It also comes in handy for creative inspiration for my own shoots; I use it to get new ideas for projects and keep challenging myself to become a more creative and technically advanced photographer. I also use it to plan apartment design projects; my boyfriend is an artist and an incredible painter and woodworker, so we often collaborate on bringing my interior design pins to life."
What is your favorite personal board and why?
"Since I'm a photographer, my favorite personal board is probably my Light board. I use it to gather images that use light in a really breathtaking way. I'm always looking for new ways to manipulate light in my own work, so this board serves as perfect inspiration! That may make me a bit of a photo nerd, but that's what's so awesome about Pinterest — it enables users to really focus on their specific passions."
What sites do you pin from most?
"I pin from art, photography, and fashion sites like Nowness
, The WILD magazine
(which I also shoot for), as well as a variety of foreign fashion magazines. That being said, I'm more of a re-pinner; there's nothing like finding a stranger's board where every image is more inspiring than the next and seems to fit my aesthetic. Everyone's tastes vary, but finding someone who appreciates the same things I do always results in a flurry of re-pins!"
Any pinners that you love following? Why?
"My good friend and fellow Washingtonian Haya of Good Good Gorgeous
is an incredible pinner; we have really similar taste and she never ceases to amaze me with the beauty and diversity of images she shares! I also follow photographers I admire who use it — it's incredible to see what inspires the people who inspire you."