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My brand of photography is called Immortal Mannequin. My quote is "Capturing the beauty and making art Immortal" I love to express my point of view thru images. I get inspiration from songs, water, and just about anything. I'm a very hands-on photographer. With coming up with sets, props etc. even down to making and designing clothes just to fit my idea I'm bringing to life. I also do makeup. Photography is life to be a great form of communication. Ever since a little boy, my mom said I was always taking pictures. So it has been set in stone that I'm off age and still doing it. Creative concepts are what I normally gravitate to; the boundaries are limitless with them. But I have also always done educating shoots about awareness for the LGBT community and HIV awareness. Beauty can catch anyone attention so to educate in during so it's perfect.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Ziggy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I got into photography more from actually being a model. Then waiting to learn more about behind the scenes. I went to school for video/filming making and digital imaging. I have also danced my entire life, been into musicals and plays. I guess I just love self-expression.
Ziggy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is photography, just the beauty of taking an idea and bringing it to life is amazing. I got into photography from actually being in front of the camera as a model.
Who is your inspiration in life Ziggy? How do you keep inspired?
My mom, I know momma's boy. But she is so kind and big-hearted, and I want to make her proud. I stay inspired by challenging myself to new levels
We all make mistakes Ziggy; 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 was working with a makeup artist. She came to the shoot hours late, so myself, and the model was just sitting around. I came off as rude to her and I should never have without knowing her end of the story
Ziggy, 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 come up with a schedule I put everyone in groups so they all can have the proper camera time.
Please tell us Ziggy, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
With the salon shoot, I did. There were three stylist and eight models. I went they with each stylist for the type of looks and ideas they had and how we could bring me to life, gave them all a breakdown and a graphics board and worked according
Ziggy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was working on a campaign about HIV awareness. I took more of a sexual approach with shirtless men in under wear etc. The agency thought it was too much. But I convinced them that HIV has no face. And in the LGBT community, this is what gay men see that makes them take the risk of unprotected sex. So this will catch the eye and educate at the same time
Ziggy, 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?
My proudest moment as a photographer sees my work put out to the public. I had done a salon shoot, and that salon used the images for the sign and banners and to drive down the street to see my work was amazing
Ziggy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Worked with a makeup artist who loved doing bright over the top make up. So I came up with a theme of living graffiti, set the location at a skating parking and the ideas were limitless it was very exciting
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Just stick to it, never give up and keep believing in yourself.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I would love to work with a makeup artist, fashion designers, models.
Now for the best part Ziggy! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.