A Word With Brian Quist
You’ve shot some of the most beautiful women in the world? Any favorites? My first Vogue cover was with Charlize Theron at Georgia O’keeffe’s house—it was a pretty great start to shooting beautiful and powerful women! Emily Ratakoski—she has a bitching art collection! Drew Berrymore and I did Tequila shots and then discovered that we have the same tattoo. Mila Kunis has amazing eyes and laughed at my dumb magazine questions. And Ashley Graham is deserving of all the attention – she’s easily the favorite woman I’ve worked with.
Are famous people more interesting than regular people? Definitely not. Probably the opposite.
What part of a shoot is the hardest? All the bullshit and negotiation before shooting takes place, and all the rules around what you can and cannot shoot. Once you’re on set it’s just people making art and usually a blast!
You are inspired by the women in your life. Tell us about some of them? My mom set the bar pretty high. She has remained one of the most independent, smart and outspoken women in my life. I’ve also been fortunate to date really powerful women since I was young—and I feel like they’ve all influenced my work and my viewpoint.
What’s one thing men don’t know about women that they should? The crazy ones are the good ones.
What’s something women don’t know about men that they should? We give many fucks—it just doesn’t seem like it.
You can ask anyone one question, what would it be? Do you want to build a snowman?
Favorite thing about DRESSHIRT? I think the double standard that still exists about what women can say or how they say it is a massive problem. And both men and women perpetuate this via traditional and social media. To me DRESSHIRT is all about saying whatever you want and saying it boldly!
Word’s on your DRESSHIRT? 2 0 Sickness (it’s a Seattle thing)