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Kadar Small: Love who the fuck you want

Kadar Small, 22 years old. He comes from Soho, NYC and is now based in Brooklyn, NYC.
He is a Capricorn and his favorite travel destination is London, he really loves the underground atmosphere over there.

What is your daily routine?
My daily routine would consist of the gym, hanging out with friends, daily career worries lol and on my laptop at a cafe brainstorming on my next project.

How do you like to dress every day?
Depending on the weather it either an over sized hoodie with a puffer jacket w/ black chinos and a pair of “dad shoes”. When it’s warm it’s a tight white beater cropped or tucked into a pair of baggy dickies with my a pair of dirty Air force ones. 9/10 I have a Telfer bag or my Louis Vuitton shoulder bag on me.

Favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is Requiem for a Dream, I love the way its shot and the storyline .

Are you a detail oriented person?
I’m a very detailed oriented when presenting my work, especially with lighting.

How much is your realization related to your own desires and problems exploring an intimate point of view?
A lot of the projects I create are things either i’ve personally been through or things that are affecting the people around me.

When you are shooting how much of it is instinctual vs planned?
All of my night life photos are instinctual, which is why its my favorite thing to shoot. I love catching moments that are unexpected/intimate.

Do you prefer film or digital? Photography or video?
Prefer Film but became very familiar with digital when I shot for Calvin Klein in February and I love both Photography and Video.

Tell us a little bit about the project, How did you come up with the idea for this series? 
P.D.A came to life after I kissed my now ex boyfriend in front of my friend during my business trip. She later on shared with me that was her first time seeing two guys kiss in front of her. This was shocking to me since her sexuality is Bisexual like mines. After I returned home I started asking my Heterosexual friends and strangers when was the last time they saw two people of the same sex kiss in person. Many, couldn’t recall, so I held an open call sharing that they must be comfortable kissing on camera, apart of the queer community and of color (182 submitted, 16 selected).

One thing people would be surprised to find out about you?
One thing that people would find surprising about me is I actually really enjoy nature. My favorite go-to vacation spot would have to be Colorado, the scenery is just breathtaking.

Your advice to someone who is reading this and wants to be a photographer?
Just start shooting ! A lot of people worry about perfecting their craft or feel like they don’t know anything. Trust me everything is google-able lol. You will learn as your career grows!

What is one fun fact about you?
I kinda like the feeling of getting new tattoos.

What inspires your work?
Everything around me. From the people in the city, my friends to my environment! I’m like a sponge, any little thing I can find inspiration in and soak it up.

Can you describe your photography in three words? 
RAW, BLACK and XXX.

What did you do yesterday?
Went to a underground party w/ friends.

What did you google last?
Nearest sex store; for an upcoming project.

How long have you been shooting for?
I’ve been shooting for a year now. Went freelance in the beginning of 2020.

Do you enjoy exploring social media?
Love it, I like to look at other photographer’s work and sharing my work with others.

When did you understand that photography could become your job?
When I realized the connections I was making through the lens. I love meeting new and interesting people. Photography sort of saved my life along with Night Life, if it wasn’t for those two things I’m not sure if I would be writing this today.

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