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I don't think there's anything unique about me. I love to hang out with friends, watch movies. I get panic attacks for no reason other than being scared of having panic attacks, which is stressful. Maybe my nose is unique; it's pretty big. It presses the buttons on my camera when looking through the viewfinder and drinking champagne out of a small glass looks ridiculous cause I have to tilt my head way back. I guess that's unique.
Michael, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My dad always had a camera, and there are hundreds of negatives lying around the house. I've always liked photos and movies. And went to NY in 2010, I wanted to take great photos, so I got my first DSLR. Canon 600D. Just took pictures of friends for years, and decided now to step it up. Models, lights and a full frame Sony camera. :)
Who is your inspiration in life Michael? How do you keep inspired?
Tv and the Internet. I think what inspires me most is other artists. Seeing someone's amazing work boosts me up to try and do the same.
We all make mistakes Michael; 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.
Not anything anecdote worthy. Maybe something will happen in the near future! :)
Michael, 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 wouldn't take too many clients on to reduce stress.
Please tell us, Michael, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Ah plan ahead, and something always goes wrong. The point is not to let it get you down, stay calm and not too stubborn at times.
Michael, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Just use a lot of examples and reference. And when you're wrong. Just admit it. You might get more respect and people might listen to you in return.
Michael, 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?
Well, I just received a message from you guys asking me if I wanted to be featured? I'm pretty damn proud to get a message like that as a starting photographer.
Michael, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Shooting at abandoned places. Always exciting and being a bit uneasy. Everything new and creative is a little difficult. Has to be.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Just keep swimming, keep swimming, keep swimming swimming swimming as Dory says. :) never give up! Failure is part of success!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Fashion shoots, beauty photography, portrait photography. Anything really. I don't shy away from new things. They keep me growing.
Photographer: Michael Mahy Model: @james.nikijuluw @michaelmahy