On May 30th, 2017, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Brandon Woelfel at Classic Color, a print shop in Chicago where Thought Catalog Books is producing his first full-color photography book, Luminescence.
You will never be able to find your own path in an industry if you are mimicking the work of others. Learn from them, yes. But, differentiate yourself.
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One thing I’ve been insecure about however is taking pictures of people. It’s funny because these are the pictures, when I look back, I appreciate the most. They are also the pictures I regret not having taken the most.
This year, I will choose more preciously the moments I want to share with the world and keep the rest for us. I will be present.
Passion projects can reduce stress, improve your mood, keep you motivated, keep you one step ahead of your competition, and can help you stay focused on your goals.
Don’t constrict yourself int thinking that there are rules. This doesn’t only apply to photography but pretty much everything; there are no set rules when you’re in a world where your creativity speaks. But if you really cannot do without some rules then go ahead and make your own.
“I wake early these days, and often I lug my equipment to different parks in Queens and spin around in the woods in a blue dress and remember what it was like to be 17 and stringing up paper stars in my basement.”
The maxim is no longer “take a bunch of shots, and some of them will be good.” The maxim is you have one chance to take a perfect, professional photograph.
You are not the photographer, so let us do our job.