Garrett Sayles

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Garrett Sayles
Ellingtonelisha@gmail.com
@ellingtonelisha
http://ellingtonelisha.com
Country
United States
State / Region
Tennessee
Photographer

ABOUT
I am very quick learner who loves to create ideas that are fresh and different to bring new vibes to a team. I work hard and understand that things don't happen overnight that are worth having. 

I started shooting for the fun of it, and worked for free under anyone who would let me take photos for them. I shot personal headshots for peoples social media on college campuses and asked that they tag me in the posts they uploaded. 

Then, it grew to me getting booked and shooting building clientele and working to have a good name in the city from everyone I came in contact with! The passion grew stronger and stronger and before i knew it I was on a plane to New York city to shoot for New York Fashion Week! 

Now I'm focusing on networking and looking to build m brand outside of my hometown to big cities to follow my dreams to becoming a fashion photographer in all cities!

Our readers would love to get to know you more Garrett. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I generate motivation to create by watching cartoons and listening to music. Also reading comic books!

Garrett, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My passion is a creating a vision for high fashion photography. Influencing others by my accomplishments and hoping I can bring home something for my younger crowd to look up to. I want to be a positive leader in my community! Fashion is my way of expressing myself and I show it by doing fashion photography of others and myself. 
I was inspired to start photography by watching spider-man. As we all know Peter Parker is Spider-man, and Peter Parker is a photographer for the Daily Bugle. When I watched that as a kid, It sparked an interest in me to start photography. 

Who is your inspiration in life Garrett? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration in life is simply feeding myself positivity by looking up art and finding more creatives to be around. 

We all make mistakes Garrett, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I would probably say when I didn't keep myself organized and mixed up the times for a photoshoot and didn't get to the location on time. That was something that could of been simply avoided. 

Garrett ,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 honestly just handle them one at a time. I try not to think of it all at once, thats where the stress builds for me. I handle it one by one. 

Please tell us Garrett, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

I had to call a friend to deliver some CDs to a client out of town. I wouldn't of made it to the location out of town, on time, I had to rely on my close friends to handle the drop off. During all that I had to prepare to take photos for a party and make sure my equipment was all charged up. I also had reminders in my phone to shoot out emails for finalized edits for clients.

Garrett, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
A co-worker and I were having a healthy debate on music. I was trying to get her to understand why I preferred more story telling and conscious music over trap music. i like all genres, I just had to break my theory down to beginning to the end ti help her understand my perspective. It's all about breaking stuff down for people who don't understand. 

Garrett 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment I have to say is when I shot for New York Fashion Week! 
It was great for me because that was the goal I set for myself when I first began taking pictures. It took me three years to get there, But I did it. 

Garrett, 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 usually have creative freedom at majority of my photography sessions. Especially when I link up with a great model. I think one of the most memorable time is when I shot under the Mississippi bridge and literally had two inches of space to work with.

What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Photographer?

Don't think results will come in two months. It may take a year, maybe two years. However long it takes, don't quit. Never give up.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes. 
I'm looking for any kind of collaboration. It can be any type of brand, I'll make it work. Preferably fashion though. 

Now for the best part Garrett! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Ellingtonelisha

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