Updated: Apr 2, 2020
CA: What made you want to do photography? BH: I don’t exactly know what got me into it. My mom took a lot of pictures when we were little. I never thought of it as a profession until I got to high school. I took my first photography class in college. I was always an artist and drew. Photography became a bigger extension of that.
CA: How do you incorporate photography to encompass how you see the world? BH: My personal photography is not directly connected to how I see the world. It would be more in sync with my imagination. Most of my shoots are out of nowhere (on the spot thoughts really).
CA: Do you have any inspiration from the world of photography? BH: I cannot sit down and say I am inspired by a photographer. It is mostly drawings, movies, or videos. I can’t say there is a photographer that makes me go I want to be like this person. I get my inspiration from other forms of art.
CA: What do you do to improve on your craft? Techniques? BH: I’m learning as I go and I feel what has gotten better is the quality and the editing (in regards to improving my craft).
CA: What is the perfect picture to you? BH: It captures your attention and you have to look at it for a minute to take it in. If I’m looking at a picture for longer than three seconds, I know that it is interesting. I look for character really.
CA: What helps you get in the mindset to shoot something? BH: I get inspired by a lot of things, it could be traveling or watching a movie really. I feel like I can look at simple things and turn it into a concepts, I will have this feeling of wanting to use it to incorporate it into a shoot.
CA: How long have you been doing photography? BH: Casually, it has been five years. Professionally, it has been four years.
CA: What do you feel is the biggest asset that you have right now? BH: I would say versatility would be my best asset right now.
CA: And the biggest challenge you have as of right now? BH: Trying to market myself in a way to expand my professionalism. I need better equipment to improve the product as well. My location is not beneficial to finding people to work with and network.
CA: What is fun and rewarding for you in regards to photography? BH: To be able to create weird sh*t and get away with it is the fun part. Seeing something I created and knowing I did it is probably the rewarding part.
CA: How do you want your work/portfolio to be remembered for? BH: I want it to be a collective representation of me. There are so many layers to me especially when it comes to my creativity. In my photography I get to put on paper the things that are in my mind people are unable to see. I want to be remembered for creating things that are true to who I am and not following the technical rules you’re supposed to follow in order to get the ‘perfect’ photograph.
CA: What is the best advice you can give someone with a strong desire to do photography? BH: I would tell them to stay true to themselves and to never stop shooting.
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