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I love images that tell a story; I like to work with the elements of a shoot (the model, the outfit, the location, etc.) and have them merge to tell a narrative that is unique to that photo! I am young and aspirational! I love a challenge, and am ready to learn as I go!
Abram, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
My passion is photographing people! I love to work with my subject to bring out their natural personality and have that show through the photo! I started my photography journey when I got my first proper camera for my 18th birthday! I started studying graphic design a year later and realized I didn't like it! So I said to my self, "I'm going to start a photography business, I'm not going to sit around and talk about starting a photography business, I'm going to DO it!"
Who is your inspiration in life Abram? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
I have many inspirations in life! One of my biggest is my partner and the rest of my family! But I am also inspired by many great photographers and other creatives! Too many to mention! I stay inspired as a photographer by surrounding myself with other creative people and creative material that keeps me motivated to keep creating and pushing forward!
We all make mistakes Abram; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wouldn't say this is a mistake, but one of my regrets would be not getting into photography earlier, I have now found my passion, and sometimes I think about where I could be now if I had found it earlier! But that pushes me to work harder!
Abram, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am an easy going guy who always keeps things professional! I don't stress over problems. I find a way around them and figure out how to problem solve them!
Please tell us, Abram, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
This is a tough thing to do; I have many commitments and things that need to get done. The best way to keep a good balance is to be deliberate about it, set out your day, week, month, year, etc. and make sure that your time is spread evenly and healthily.
Abram, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I remember that there was a time that another individual and I had two different views of how to do a certain task, I gave this person a chance to show their idea and see how it worked out and then I showed my idea and how it would work better within the situation.
Abram, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest professional moment as a photographer was booking my first client! I thought to myself. "Wow, people want to pay for my work, maybe I can make this work."
Abram, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
There was a certain photo I was taking of my model, the horizon was a big part of this photo, and for most of the shoot I was keeping the horizon as level as possible, but for one photo I chose to throw off the horizon as level completely and instead had the model tilt her head to the side and then made her eye's level with the camera instead and the photo turned out beautifully!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
My advice would be to start doing! Stop talking about doing or waiting for someone else to start doing things for you. Sometimes you need to jump in the deep end and start swimming.
Photographer: Abram Rasmussen @494photo