Meet the Artist: Terry McLaughlin

Meet the Artist: Terry McLaughlin

  1. Where’d it all start?

I joined Instagram in 2012 and was super inspired to start exploring my city of Los Angeles with my iPhone only lol. Over time I really fell in love with photography and decided that it was something I wanted to do for my career.

  1. Favorite photo you've taken and why?

That’s too hard to choose because so many photos have a special place in my heart for various reasons.

  1. Where do you want to shoot next?

Hmm, as soon as it’s safe to travel again I would like to continue where I left off. Top of my list is Italy, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, Namibia, Dubai, and back to Asia to visit my friends.

  1. Craziest moment you've had while shooting or traveling for a shoot?

Meeting up with my hood buddy in Paris for a night of exploring the catacombs beneath the city. We met at sunset at a busy intersection and he said let’s go and he lifted up the manhole cover while the traffic was stopped at a red light. Probably the craziest night of my life about 12 hours of exploring the ancient tunnels under Paris. Having a candlelight dinner in an abandoned German bunker. Wading through waist-high water. Rooms and galleries of bones of the dead. Crazy artist installations are made from bones like the throne of bones. To wiggling through a curved hole that we could barely squeeze through that was at least 40 feet long. It definitely tested it to the max. I actually have a lot of crazy stories but this experience definitely takes the cake lol.

  1. Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?

So many great artists out there who inspire me daily. Trashhand, Blowithand, Jordon Hammond, Rkrkrk, Josiahwg, I love good street photography. I love kaws and futura.

  1. Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?

Blade runner, joker, justice league, euphoria, and raised by wolves are some of my favorites.

  1. Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)

If I could die in Mexico or Italy for my last meal that would be perfect. Two of my favorite countries to eat in.


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