Sabin Abayo

"To be creative, you have to make stuff. If you sit around waiting for the perfect idea, you’re never going to get anywhere"

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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Sabin, how would you best describe yourself?

Our readers would love to get to know you more Sabin. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I'm a portrait, fashion, commercial and wedding self-trained photographer.
I'm passionate in my work as I have a certain goal of taking the industry to another kind of level within my country and Africa as a whole... 
Spreading meaningful images and well-captured memories are what matters.

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos?
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Sabin?
My motivation for picking up a camera was large to be able to, in some way, satisfy my wallet that I always had to hold. I love creating in any way possible. I love telling stories by any means. A camera simply allowed me to do that in a way that was personally satisfying. I’m fascinated by people. Everything from how people look to their personalities and individual character traits. My goals are nothing rather than taking the visual arts on another kind of level.. always improving... my improvements are based as I'm new in the game, so it requires me to keep working hard extra hours and much. But with that belief that I have to be better that I was yesterday. That's my all.

How do you communicate with people Sabin? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
Oh yeah.. to treat clients, it requires me more respect being kind and understanding. That's a major key for a successful communication with clients. I'm open to every person approaching. Feel free to contact me anytime.

If you had to do it over again, what would you change Sabin?
In my life. I always aim at doing better. So nothing I could ever change on me than improving fast as I wish

Who is your hero Sabin, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My hero is H.E Paul Kagame our president; I know how he made our country grow, so it keeps me moving freely and peacefully and that helps my mind going finely to being able to think better.

How important are creative education courses Sabin? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
To be creative, you have to make stuff. If you sit around waiting for the perfect idea, you’re never going to get anywhere. And it just so happens that some good ideas occasionally float to the top. So being creative is something that everyone in the world needs to live in this entire world.

Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Understanding that he/she's joining a competitive industry will help him/her making the selling work.

Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised.
Photographer: Sabin ABAYO