“I wouldn’t even consider myself a photographer,” says Carlota Guerrero. It’s a bold statement coming from one of the most in-demand imagemakers of the moment – best known for her portrait of Solange that graced the cover of the singer’s iconic 2016 album A Seat At The Table, along with high-profile editorial and commercial commissions for the likes of the New Yorker, Nike and Givenchy.
Guerrero’s assertion that she is not a photographer arguably goes back to her self-taught roots, when her creativity manifested itself in everything from dance and choreography to collage-making. “My main interest is not photography itself, it is the performance and the conceptualisation of what I’m creating, and then photography is something to document that. I don’t think that much about the technique, so I like to work with very technical teams that can supply the knowledge which I’m not particularly interested in,” she tells CR.