What's unique to me is being able to put yourself into an artist's work. Having the ability to bring the viewer to the point where they can envision how the artist created their piece, endless possibilities, approaches, as well as feel what the experience might've been like.
Brian, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is reaching out to others, and spreading myself through my work, one day having a distinct style. As an adolescent, watching my sister take photos everywhere we went always intrigued me. Deciding to pursue photography myself after a class taken my senior year of high school.
Who is your inspiration in life Brian? How do you keep inspired?
I feel like it's safe to say I inspire myself, I use everyday encounters, and memories I've experienced to keep me wanting to tell visual poetry through the lens. Being an introvert, and naturally shy individual, I never usually told people about who I am, and I feel through photography I've been able to do such.
We all make mistakes Brian; 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.
As I recall, my first photo shoot, the model, being her first time, she wasn't sure what to do. As well as me, being new at the time, I wasn't too detailed in how I wanted her to pose. Although I helped her become more comfortable, I wish I pulled more ideas and inspiration from other sources to make things move smoother in the shooting process.
Brian, 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?
I tend to ask for very detailed specifics, and I try to bring out their personalities in their photos. Usually, before my shoots, I would take time to get a feel for the client and pinpoint exactly what best suits them.
Please tell us, Brian, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
The client and I looked through numerous magazine references, poses, outfits and styling options to achieve the closest optimal look to what they wanted. Planned the timing of day, weather, location, as well as even wind direction to get the best results.
Brian, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Well, by giving an on-site visual example using myself as a reference. As the client struggled to find a way to express what she wanted, I decided to put myself in her shoes, and act out the pose, bringing her thought to life.
Brian, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I feel as if my most recent shoot was my most successful, the client was extremely satisfied with the results. Her vision was strong, 90s vibe, yet warm and subtle, the location was perfect, the outfit was perfect, even the time of day. It served as an "aha" moment for me that I could make a career based from this.
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 think when I attempted a conceptual self-portrait, it was challenging but rewarded itself immediately. I had attempted to grasp a "levitation " effect in the photo using shoes, and other props to bring it all together. It took at least 30 minutes to get the shoes to suspend, but after a few subtle adjustments in Photoshop, I achieved my goal.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I would say be yourself, of course, use other references, but always put your twist to it. Don't be afraid to get down and dirty; it's all about the experience at the end of the day. Be selfless; it's not always about yourself, you have to consider the client, who of course saw something in you to give you the opportunity to work with them. Most importantly, have fun, enjoy what you do, and it will show for sure through your work.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm looking to collab with clothing brands to model as well possibly. Primarily more fashion talents in my area.
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