Art is a huge thing in my life but lately I’ve been playing soccer. I think that it’s important for an artist to not be so consumed in one thing. I think that it’s important for an artist to expand and do some things that are not art-related. In doing that, I think that actually helps artwork be more fresh and lively because you are experiencing new things and meeting different people that you wouldn’t normally meet in the art world.
Did you teach yourself everything about photography and cameras? Sometimes I feel like 'yes, let's do this' and other times i'm like 'oh my god this is so much information how will I possibly teach myself these things' Guess i'm just looking for someone to tell me its possible if I apply myself
We broke up because of dumb things. It’s sad because a lot of it could have been prevented. I am glad I had that time with him though. He is a talented artist and a great human being and ill never forget him.
First of all, I follow you on Facebook and Tumblr, and seeing the work that you post makes me feel as though I, as the viewer, am drawn to and involved in the photo's story. It is something very unique. Anyways, to my question- How do you get inspired for your photography? Your work is so creative, I just wonder what you saw, heard, or experienced that made you want to create a piece from it.
A lot of pictures deal with certain feelings I’m having in a certain space. I like going into woods and forests and experiencing this weird euphoric state when I start daydreaming, going off of that and producing works in response to the feelings I get; sometimes I get lost in my head in magical spaces
hi nicholas, after reading the interview you just posted i've been wondering how you balance school and personal work? i'm in art school as well but find the workload so much that i don't have much time to develop my own work. do you have any advice?would you say you prioritize one over the other, or try to devote equal amounts of work to both?
It’s really hard for me too. I barley have time to do personal work. I would love to shoot everyday but school/life gets in the way. However, I try to schedule in times that I know that ill have free time to develop a concept, shoot it, and edit it. Editing takes the longest, I have so many photos just waiting in the depths of my computer to be edited but it takes so long to put my pictures together that it takes weeks before I can put out something.
some of your works are a mix of photography and painting, how do you do to blend them?
I use Photoshop to digitally blend the two together. I scan painted sections in the computer and then merge it with my photo. I haven’t done that process in a very long time but I want to get back into it!
Hi, I'm just curious about some the editing you do? Do you use photoshop, or a different program? And how did you learn to use it so well? I mean, I know my stuff but I can't imagine doing some of the work you do.
I use Photoshop. I am self taught. I learned mostly from trial and error.