TFP: Women are very present and impeccably represented in your work. How does femininity affect your aesthetic?
TFP: Could you describe to us your ideal woman?
MK: Looks aside, I’d say I am most attracted to confidence, strength and vulnerability. To me, there is nothing more attractive than a woman that carries herself with pride, knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to show her weaknesses.
MK: I’d actually like to do more still life, I just haven’t had much personal time to work on it. I like to photograph people, and I always try to bring out something visceral and raw. That to me, is always the most fascinating thing about a person, something a person shows once their guard is down and their natural personality comes out.
MK: Yes I do, because to me black and white is romantic, timeless and most of all, it leaves the most to one’s imagination.
MK: Probably my first still life series, titled “The Allegory of Life and Death.” I took a human skull along with flowers and froze it in a 300 pound block of ice. I took the ice block to my studio and let it melt for hours while taking photos. My studio was flooded, but being alone and watching something that was entirely in my head come to life was incredible and a very intimate experience.
TFP: Any plans for the upcoming year you would like to share with our readers?
MK: I would like to work on some more personal projects. Aside from that, I am putting all my energy into building my work as a photographer at the moment, trying to push my own limits by putting myself into uncomfortable situations where I have to take risks— because that’s where I know that I always grow the most, spiritually and artistically.