Recently I’ve been lucky enough to get work as a photographer. When I first started shooting, I felt really sick because I’ve never had to turn my photographs over to an editor. I just thought, ‘God, what if I suck or what if they’re not good enough or what if they’re disappointed?’ And in typical fashion, I just sort of think, like, you know what? If you can’t do something, figure it out. Learn it. And I just made myself super sick, I did a lot of homework and I figured it out.
Drew Barrymore has long been in love with photography. She bought her first Polaroid camera at age 14 and was gifted a Pentax K1000 film camera in 2000 which she has used consistently ever since. A handful of magazines have printed her personal photos as part of their features on her and she held a charity auction in 2006 of some of the photography from her trips to Africa. By 2012, her interest surpassed the level of simply a hobby and she began to have editorials printed in well respected magazines like V and Vs. In 2014, she released a lovely book of heart-related photographs she’d taken over the past two decades entitled Find It in Everything. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.
personal photos printed in Interview magazine – May 1995
for InStyle magazine – February 2003
for Time Out New York magazine – September 3-9, 2009
music artists Mac Miller, Mayer Hawthorne, the Peach Kings, M83, Spank Rock, Warpaint, Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound, Lord Huron, and the Drums at Drew’s house for V magazine – spring 2012
actress Shailene Woodley for Vs magazine – spring/summer 2012
actresses Taissa Farmiga, Haley Bennett, Victoria Justice, Nicole LaLiberte, Isabelle Fuhrman, Maika Monroe, and Amandla Stenberg for V magazine – fall 2012
actress Rachel McAdams for Vs magazine – fall/winter 2012
singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg for a Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign benefiting Breast Health International – fall 2012
projections at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s July 2012 event PLAY MOCA
select photos from Drew’s book Find It in Everything
Drew’s Instagram account
Find It in Everything Instagram account