Jonathan Kirven

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Jonathan Kirven

jonathankirven@yahoo.com

@j.kirven

https://www.instagram.com/j.kirven/

Country

United States

State / Region

Virginia

Photographer

ABOUT

I strive to create art that is unique to the subject or individual I am photographing while telling a story that is relevant to current events. I am a storyteller, which ultimately translates to my career as a filmmaker.

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

My first passion is music, specifically playing the drums. I have always had a love for visual art, and it's correspondence with music. It was only natural for me to fall into photography one day when my friend asked me to photograph her in a dress using my iPhone.

Who is your inspiration in life Jonathan? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?

God is my ultimate inspiration; I believe God is the true giver of ideas and creativity.

We all make mistakes Jonathan; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

I don't wish to take back any decisions I have made in my life, good or bad. I have learned a lesson from them which has made me who I am today.

Jonathan, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

Understanding laid back, and collaborative.

Please tell us, Jonathan, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

I always keep my family first, and I do what makes me happy whether it's Photography, hanging out with friends, music, or just being alone.

Jonathan, 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 like to look at things practically. I show the pros and cons in a situation and most of the time I am able to persuade people to look at things my way which has more pros than cons.

Jonathan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.

My three publications in Afropunk Magazine and my feature with GUESS

Jonathan, 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 once had a headshot commission for a company. They wanted plain white backgrounds for all of their employees. I convinced the company that taking the headshots outside at a nearby park was a much better look for their companies overall aesthetic.

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

Stay true to yourself and your work and always network.

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Jonathan Kirven
@j.kirven





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