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I like to think I see things differently than most people. I notice the little things, the little details everybody glances over, and leave behind. I see beauty in people, I see beauty in nature, and I see beauty in my surroundings. I am constantly in awe because I see beauty everywhere; in life.
Steevens, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I have a passion for photography and music. I aspire to be great at what I do no matter what I do. I will put in 100% to get to where I want to go. I started out by taking pictures of murals in the alleyways in my city. I finally bought a camera when my phone started running out of space from taking so many pictures.
Who is your inspiration in life Steevens? How do you keep inspired?
I love art. I see art whenever I go, whether that's was walking down the street or driving through town. In fact a, majority of my pictures were taken while walking or in a moving vehicle. Ps. I was not driving.
We all make mistakes Stevens; 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.
Unfortunately, I, have not had any bad experiences yet. I believe every photographer will go through tough situations; it's necessary almost. So you can learn from it, and know how to prevent such an occasion in the future. That being said, I like to think ahead, and think of ways to avoid, and remedy such situations before they happen. Compromise is key.
Steevens, 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 don't take on a large number of clients at one time. You have to be honest with yourself, as well as your clients. So if I can't handle a certain workload or have to compromise the quality of my work, I will either ask for help or schedule my clients accordingly so that I am not compromising the quality of my services.
Please tell us Steevens, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I had had days when I had multiple shots, and the models changed the time due to unforeseen circumstances, so I had to accommodate and schedule accordingly to make sure I fit everyone in that day.
Steevens, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I worked at a studio as a junior audio engineer, and we were recording a song. I was using a certain mic technique, and my co-worker did not want me to use it. I told him what I was doing, and that it was the best technique for the sound he was going for. I proceeded to A/B (showed him both methods, his and mine) it for him, and was able to convince him to use my way for both our benefits.
Steevens, 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 am by no means a professional photographer, but I am just enjoying the journey on my way there.
Steevens, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I was photographing city hall. I was trying to get a certain angle of the building that most people would not think about doing. (Picture will be below) I was really difficult at first. I spent some time photographing it in the early hours of the morning, I had some good shots, but I did not like them, so I went back the afternoon, and spent an hour getting different angles of the building until finally I, go the shot I wanted.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Be true to yourself. Practice, practice, practice. I shoot every day, no matter what.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am looking for collaboration with talents, brands, and creatives. I am looking for models, sponsors, and creatives who want to collaborate.
Photographer: Steevens Desir @steevens26