Q&A

-How did you first become interested in photography?

It started with my interest in filming YouTube videos.

-How would you describe your style of photography?

Realistically surreal.

-Is there a theme or concept that runs throughout all of your work?

I don’t know, maybe.

-What is your typical technical setup?

A tripod and a self timer. I use the bare minimum in equipment.

-What inspires you?

Not that much these days, but I guess it’s enabled me to produce work more on an unconscious level rather then creating something based off direct influence from someone.

-What is your post-production workflow like?

It’s a lot of doing as little as possible to achieve the effect I want.

-What is your creative process like? What are your start, middle and end points?

I start with a location and work with the elements of that environment. A lot of my work is more about adapting to rather than forcing/creating an environment.

-What is your general guide when it comes to lighting?

I try not to think about light too much unless I’m under the constraints of a brief from a client. When it’s personal work, I make an effort to shoot in all light, but I definitely favour overcast as it offers a wide range of loopholes when it comes to manipulation in post.

-What is your top technical tip?

My top tip is to find what works for you and not take anyone’s advice too seriously. Just as the saying goes for trash or treasure, you’ll find that another’s methods may not fit into your personal workflow.

-What was the best career advice you were ever given?

Back in community college, I took a portrait class. My professor told me back then I was wasting my time majoring in journalism and I should pursue photography more seriously. Looking back, that was some pretty good advice.