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I focus on color palettes and tones that suit my moods. Many of my shoots are improvised and spontaneous, working with input from my makeup artist and models
Trever, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
Photography leaves an instant impression from the artist - the intention of any photo speaks volumes about an artist. I'm drawn to photography for that.I started in a small studio, trained by my brother.
Who is your inspiration in life Trever? How do you keep inspired?
I'm inspired by people who incessantly choose their path over what's laid out for them.
We all make mistakes Trever; 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.
I've let some looks go bad on account of being too shy to make changes or call out mistakes. I've posted work out of excitement that badly needed review. Same mistakes as an artist I suppose.
Trever, 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?
Communication is important. Some clients need it today, and some clients need it next month. It's important that nobody is kept waiting, but a simple conversation about priorities can set everybody's expectations in a positive way.
Please tell us, Trever, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I'll be honest and say I don't often bite off more than I can chew - If I can't do a gig I'll refer a friend that can or call on an assistant. I have a strong support group and I never truly feel I'm going to any project alone.
Trever, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I get taken at my word often, so conflict is relatively rare for me. I suppose I've asked for promotions in past jobs with success - even with some members of management against me. Negotiating from a position of respect and with a background of hard work reduces the fear of failure - without that, persuading somebody can be more work than it's worth. Lead by example I suppose?
Trever, 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 with everyone. What is it and why?
Last year I quit my restaurant job and had been fully independent as a photographer since.
Trever, 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 have a lot of downtimes, which I spend experimenting with looks and styles. It can be a little scary to try a concept with a model that has a potential of being poorly executed - my strategy is to plan for failure, shoot alternative shots, and take risks with the original plan.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Start shooting. Get a cheap camera. Use your iPhone. Borrow from your friends. Do favours. Respect your own time and more importantly, value the time of others as much as your own.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I want to work with companies with good track records of respect for their creatives and the well being of people at large.
Photos 1-5Model/Makeup/Styling: Maia KernPhotographer: Trever BennettPhotos 6 & 7Model/Makeup/Styling: Samantha AndersonPhotographer: Trever BennettPhotos 8-10Model/Makeup/Styling: Alicia PomarzynskiPhotographer: Trever Bennett