Photographer Bobby moved to Wellington late 2018 and has already done some awesome work with some pretty awesome Kiwis! Now living back in Melbourne, Bobby talks to us about inspiration, fashion and photography.
Bobby wears the ESCAPE DRESS from AW19
Tell me about your childhood, where did you grow up?

I grew up in Melbourne, Australia.

Have you always had an interest in fashion, or is it something that has developed?

Fashion was definitely something that developed for me, particularly in the last couple of years. It has been a way to express myself and make myself feel more confident.

What inspires you?

I draw inspiration from my friends, honestly. I get so Inspired by all their crazy talents and how many goals they’re kicking. I love seeing people succeed.

What’s the one item in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

At the moment, it’s probably my JPalm tee, I wear it way more often than is socially appropriate.

Bobby wears the ESCAPE DRESS from AW19
Is there anything you want to add to your wardrobe?

I am focusing more on accessories and jewellery at the moment, so I’ll be adding some more jewellery to my collection.

How long have you been doing photography?

I’ve been taking photos casually for about 3 years but only focused on it about 1.5 years ago.

What peaked your interest in photography?

I went travelling (classic) and was feeling creatively stunted and liked how accessible photography was to me.

Do you have a style of photography you tend to drift towards?

These days I’m most drawn to fashion and still life. I like them both for different reasons. Fashion tends to be a more fast paced shooting environment, whereas with still life I can take as long as I like.

Bobby wears the ESCAPE DRESS from AW19
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I honestly don’t plan that far ahead.

What is your view on New Zealand fashion? How do you think it is different from other places?

I like New Zealand fashion because of the sense of community that is etched into it. I find a lot more brands to be more ethical in terms of their environmental status and how they manufacture their garments. I also like how designers collaborate with each other and provides a more inclusive environment. Everyone is also super hard working and talented, and everybody appreciates each other. Being able to work within the fashion sector during my time in New Zealand has been such an interesting experience in comparison to my experience in other countries. I have also found that the New Zealand fashion scene promotes diversity and inclusion far better than other places.

Bobby Corica

Styling: Darragh