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Gia Coppola | Studio Visit


Los Angeles, CA


Gia Coppola is a photographer and filmmaker. She has shot for Japanese Vogue and co-directed a short film with Tracy Antonopoulos for Opening Ceremony starring Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst. Gia’s talent has also captured the interest of fashion prodigy Zac Posen, who chose Coppola to shoot a film for his latest collaboration with Target. “She’s going to be the next Coppola force to be reckoned with,” Posen insists. "They just genetically, aesthetically, have something—they’re able to capture magic.” Gia is currently working on directorial work and resides in Los Angeles.

Polaroid taken by Tappan artist Travis Schneider


When did you start calling yourself an artist?

Geez- I don’t know, I still struggle when I’m asked what I do for a living. 

What has it been like working with Tappan the past three years? 

Amazing! It’s a wonderful way to share my photography and they help me be organized.  

What is your most memorable experience with Tappan? 

I just think it’s so cool to see how they’ve grown.  I remember when they were first building the site. It so cool how they were able to build so much traction in a world now that has so much over stimulation.  

When do you make your best work?

When I’m given a challenge that forces me to work outside my comfort zone.  

Is art making therapeutic for you?

Yes, very.  

What are you most proud of? 

Palo Alto 

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

I want to make 4 movies in 5 years. 

If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go?


What was it like growing up among so many creative people?

I'm very thankful, my friends and family are constantly inspiring me.

What are your other hobbies?

Cooking.  Reading.  Decorating.    

If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?


What influences you?

Books, movies, photography, my friends.   

What motivates you?


Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what? 

I like having sound and people around when I work.