WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK UP A CAMERA?
As all things, it started out as a hobby. I'm not a very big writer but more of a visual person so this fit perfectly.
WHAT PARTICULAR CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE WITH EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AS OPPOSED TO OTHER GENRES?
The challenges I face is mainly trying to "out-do" my last shoot. Its tough trying to come up with something unique all the time unless you have a think tank that brings constant inspiration. A majority of the shoots are pretty much the same with a little twist of something. The bulk of my free time when not shooting or retouching is observing other photographer's work and grabbing inspiration from them.
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
I started with film in middle school but didn't really get into photography as much until 8 years ago. The digital age has totally change the game for everything.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
I've always focused on Glamour photography because that's what I've focused on the past 8 years and the demand has been consistent. If I were to get into anything else it would be alternative fashion with a certain "Julian" flair. I've actually started moving into this arena just recently and I really love it! It has a different personality, market and pool of models.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR ANYONE JUST STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?
Most photographers I speak to are still trying to figure out the genre of photography they want to do so they tend to pick up a variety of jobs that dabble in everything from weddings, senior portraits, sports photography, landscapes, animal photography, fashion photography, etc.. This is ok when you’re trying to figure out what you want to focus on but once you do, build a book that just focuses on 1 style and build upon that. Your presence will be seen more significantly as you develop a style of your own and gain a following. As the late Bruce Lee used to put it, “It’s better to master 1 style than to know many”.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
No, this is it! :)
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I love all kinds: R&B, Hip Hop, Smooth Jazz, Classical, Alternative Rock, Reggae, Old School Rock and Old School Hip Hop. It really just depends what mood I’m in.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
“Fun” is what I’m doing now- Photography!
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