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I always try to photograph people the way they would like to be seen. It is very important that the people I photograph are happy with their photographs even if they are models or they take part in one of my projects.
Alex, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a sports photographer in Romania a few years ago and slowly turned my attention towards commercial work.
Who is your inspiration in life Alex? How do you keep inspired?
I tend to follow other creatives a lot, not only photographers. I find Instagram to be a very useful platform for that nowadays.
We all make mistakes Alex; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Once, while working on a project with a fellow photographer, we ended up competing with each other rather than collaborating for the best result for our client. I think both of us could have handled the situation better.
Alex, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
With good time and equipment management, there is always a way to please all your clients.
Please tell us, Alex, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Last few years were quite difficult while working on both commercial and documentary projects and I needed to plan few months each year very carefully, making sure that I could accomplish everything.
Alex, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I always try to have a big input in all my projects, but at the end of the day, it is always the result of teamwork. I tend to take into account suggestions from my clients.
Alex, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My 'Second Home' project being exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery
Alex, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
A photo shoot was done by a Brazilian percussionist. I got to use a lot of props and traditional instruments which made the shoot very exciting.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Say yes to all opportunities that come your way.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Magazine editorials and photography for fashion brands
Photographer: Alex Belden @alexbeldea