Alexander. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
I consider myself to be unique, One of a kind, Different. My Brand is called THINK OUTSIDE DA BOXX because I do just that. I'm always thinking of ways as to how to make things different from the ordinary and make it stand out from the rest.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Alexander. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
The creativity that I bring to the table is always appealing to the models that I work with. If you put your trust in me, I'll put you in a position where your pictures come out superb. I also have a Digital Media background, so my creativity is always taking over.
Alexander, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a Model. But honestly, it wasn't going too far, so I transitioned into the photographer side and wanted to shoot models the way I know models like to be shot. I've been shooting for a little over two years now, and I'm only getting better in my craft. Hopefully, i'll turn this into a full-time career and make work fun where it won't feel like work at all.
Who is your inspiration in life Alexander? How do you keep inspired?
My three-year-old son Jordan is my Inspiration. I do things for him. My goal is to succeed to provide for him and make sure he is taken care of and not have to worry about much.
We all make mistakes Alexander; 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.
Luckily, I haven't had a serious situation where it was that dreadful. But if I had to thing of something, It would be when I took just one memory card to a shoot. When I reached into my bag to get another memory card, I didn't find one, and the shoot was pretty much done with the model only using one look out of four.
Alexander, 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I try my best to work with all my clients and give them what they're requesting for promptly. Keeping a balanced schedule always works best. Knowing your 5 W's work very well for me. Who? What? When? Where? And Why? But to complete it all, you have to know the How?. That's one of my methods.
Please tell us, Alexander, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Time is the most important thing when it comes to meeting priorities. If you have your things in order, do things promptly, and not get stuck on something that doesn't need more time that what it should then nine times out of 10 you'll accomplish most of your priorities at hand.
Alexander, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Communication and comfortability are the key for me. If you make your model feel comfortable with you, then they'll be more open to any idea you may present to them. Always letting them know whats going on, so there's no surprises and awkward moments.
Present /Pitch your idea in a way you know the model will like and be willing to do.
Alexander, 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?
The proudest moment for me was when my work first got published in a magazine. The fact that my work was good enough to be in an actual magazine and have my name and photography displayed for the audience to see has to be one of my greatest and proudest accomplishments hands down.
Alexander, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was doing a Unicorn shoot with a specific model in prospect park in Brooklyn. All I was told was to "Do your thing Alex" so i had to be creative in using the parks surroundings such as huge rock, Tree vines and branches, and any little corner that looked interesting enough shoot in to capture the concept of the Unicorn theme. -The shots came out great!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Its a process like everything else. Believe in yourself first, knowing you have the passion and drive to it. Build your portfolio at your own pace and practice your craft. The more you shoot, the better you'll get.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm always looking to collaborate with any and everyone who is willing to create a great idea and make it come to life for the world to see.
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