I am often asked to do photoshoots and that to me is amazing! Being that there are tons of photographers that I love and think are awesome at what they do, so it always excites me to get a new client. I definitely never used to mind the graduate photos, the couple photos, and even model photos. I still don't mind. However I'm at a point in my photography career where I would like to take more risk, be more creative, capture images of true substance and thought.
It it has never been my goal to just to take pictures. I want to capture images that make people think, that can be hung up in galleries, that can be identified or not identified by the initial viewer. I feel like these types of images have always spoken to me. I think that's important, doing what you feel, acknowledging what speaks to you and accomplishing that vision. This is a challenge I am placing on myself, to fully focus and take more risk. Not only push myself but the people I am workin with as well.
I have the fortunate and unique opportunity to work with aspiring and amateur models. Each one of them being varied in experience, goals, and comfortability. I truly value these people and want the best for them and their career. So I believe by pushing them along with me to our greatest heights this will ensure a great image and something we can both be proud of. For us to accomplish anything worth doing we must take risk.
However when I say risk I mean a calculated one. Nothing distasteful or weird. By risk I mean going all out on a pose, getting fully in character, taking our time to fully design and produced our idea. Every one has a camera and everyone can basically do photography. So as artist and creatives it's imperative that we go above and beyond. Trying to produce images that make the average viewer scratch their head and wonder how you accomplished that. It starts with taking risk.
This is is just my thoughts, my goal, and what I am working to achieve. If you believe in yourself anything is possible and can come out great. So to anyone that reads this and wants to work with me, let's push each other, let's work really hard, and most importantly let's take some risk.