Special Interview with Studio-r Fotographie
November 4th, 2011
Where are you from? Born in Springfield , Mo., raised in a small town midwest by the Mississippi, among farmers and beautiful country sides. I came to St. Louis, Missouri in 1995, and have been here ever since.
Can you describe the photography scene there? Yes, the photography scene in St. Louis, Mo is fierce. There are a handful of fantastic digital photographers and a many more vehement fauxtographers, on the scene.
So, tell me how you became a photographer? I have always been interested in creating unique works of “art” since a young age, through High School I was very involved in Art also a member of the High School Year Book. “This was pre-digital art”. Soon after high school, I began commissioning murals and canvas paintings. At the age of 28, I began broadening my “art” outlets, I have been captivated by the endless possibilities of a Digital Photograph.
You know, what I always say about that is, you can go buy a camera, and take photographs yourself, what each of my clients is paying for is my creativity. Each photograph is a piece of art. Quality and Creativity are two main characteristics of a great photographer.
How do you separate yourself from other photographers? I separate myself, by having and out of the box creativity.
What material have you’re already put out? I have had several online features in magazines such as Model Venture Magazine, Delux Magazine and several features on networking and commercial websites.And where can that be found? Magazine preview, http://www.delux-mag.com/
Who were you mostly influenced by, with your style? I am influenced by many artists such as, Annie Leibovitz and Edward Steichen, each having their own spin on photography.
How should more clients approach a photographer? Clients should do their homework when choosing a photographer for an event, looking at Print Portfolio’s, of each photographer ( not only online) ,and asking friends to see if they have a photographer they’ve had good experiences in the past.
Do you have any shows or events that you’ll be attending? Yes, I love showing at http://www.kokenartfactory.com/ Koken Art Factory here in St. Louis, there are many talented artists that gather for showings there.
What is one of the most powerful move that you made in your career so far? Being Published in a major international circulated book or magazine.
What can we expect from you in the future? Many more publications, cooping with different out of state magazines and spreading the word about my style and creativity!