Photo of Ashley Seryn by Emily Acosta
After sitting down with LA/OC based photographer Ashley Seryn for Mad Sounds Issue 25, we took some time to discuss her favorite everything in this exclusive lifestyle Q + A. Check out the full conversation about her photography and girl power here.
MS: Favorite article of clothing you own?
AS: My Reformation mid-crop flares. Think the perfect fitting, buttery soft pair of denim jeans.
My dad actually jokes that I’m on a liquid diet haha. Anything from Alfred or Moon Juice. *swoons*.
Current favorite song or artist?
I’ve been listening to Lorde’s new album Melodrama on repeat lately. Sooo good.
A creative you look up to?
Definitely Margaret Zhang. She’s a Chinese-Australian photographer (and stylist, writer, model, etc., etc.) and an absolute badass. Her creative direction, visual style, and work ethic all make it obvious why she has become so successful in the fashion industry.
Favorite novel and/or motion picture?
I adore East of Eden by Steinbeck. As for movies, definitely León: The Professional. Natalie Portman’s character in all her dark bob with bangs meets choker meets oversized bomber jacket will forever be a style icon.
Your day-to-day motto?
I don’t really have an explicit motto, but I try to remind myself not to be afraid to put myself out there. My parents always told me: “If you don’t ask, you won’t receive;” which I’ve realized the verity of as I got older.
One thing you cannot go without during the day?
Smith’s rosebud salve (the one in the tin!).
If you had the chance to brunch with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
Lana Del Rey. Anyone with lyrics like hers has got to be interesting to converse with.
Your favorite place to visit in your neighborhood?
There’s this bike trail by my house that leads to a green pond partially surrounded by the exposed roots of an old tree. It’s really beautiful during golden hour with all the trees and native plants and you kind of forget that you’re in the middle of suburbia.