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Since taking up photography full time, I am able to pursue what was my hobby but is now my passion. When I photograph a model, I see that special "something" that I hope to translate into a final image. Fashion photography brings a number of elements together, the clothes, the makeup and the right model to carry it all off.
Brian, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
To continue to improve and bring new models into the industry by helping them with their, in turn, helps to raise my profile.
Who is your inspiration in life Brian? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
Damien Lovegrove! I love his work, and I aspire to his standard.
We all make mistakes Brian; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I did a bridal shoot and failed to use the boutique's environment, just the steps and a purple backdrop; I will regret this for a long time. A lot of preparation went into organising the shoot only to fail at the last moment due to me being single-minded!
Brian, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
A good communicator and people person, able to communicate at all levels.
Please tell us, Brian, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Photography, photography and photography, I am passionate about it, and my family understand this, fortunately.
Brian, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I work a lot with aspiring models, and I mostly come up with either the location or concept. Our eyes take in an awful amount of a scene, but a camera narrows this down immensely, a new model is unlikely to have the same viewpoint I have but time and time again when I show them the back of the camera and the edits they can't believe what was produced,
Brian, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
Being scouted out by makeup artists to try and capture their vision and translate it to the camera. I have done one particular shoot that involved a 3 look shoot on the same model, and each look was published.
Brian, 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 did a body paint that would depict an Egyptian Princess. Painted in gold and the model topless, I didn't wish to show her breasts as it would detract from the beauty of the work applied to her so careful angles and strategic placing of her arms was essential, the images were taken up by 5 magazines....success!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Try to stand out from the crowd, everyone is a photographer, and the market is saturated like never before, you must try and find something different in your work.
Photographer: Brian Lewicki