Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable


An interview with Arielle Bobb-Willis

“I’m definitely learning that on the other side of fear is where the gold is”

Arielle Bobb-Willis won our ‘COLORS’ theme with a bold and inventive portrait of two bodies in colorful contortion. Our judge Lorenzo Vitturi selected it “for the inclusion and careful combination of colors in a scene in which the human subjects merge harmoniously with the urban context” and our editor praised it for finding “strength and creativity in the mundane, a celebration of making do with what you have and finding a new-found joy and vitality in it”. We sat down with her to talk about her creative practice – how she forms and develops ideas, how she prepares for shoots, and how her family influence her polychromatic, imaginative style.