Earlier this month, the good folks over at Fstoplounge were kind enough to have me on their site as a featured photographer. Fstoplounge.com is a great hub for photographers and creatives alike that contains interviews with photographers, photos, challenges you can participate in, discussions and a lot more. You can find a snippet of the interview below:
Tell us about yourself. When did you first start in photography and what other things do you enjoy doing apart from photography?
I was born in the city of Auckland, nestled on the north island of New Zealand. At the age of 9, I moved with my family to Queensland, Australia and have been here since.
From a young age, I always had a creative spark. I didn’t spend my time playing football, or tag with friends in my neighborhood, I was hunkered down somewhere, sketching, drawing a cartoon, colouring or letting my imagination run wild.
As I grew up, i saved my money and purchased my very first camera. It was a 3 megapixel Olympus point and shoot. It wasn’t great, but it was my very first step to becoming the photographer I wanted to be. I started seeing things more clearly. Colour. Composition. Tonality. Shapes. Light.
Eventually, I got rid of the Olympus and moved into the DSLR world, with a Canon 350D. It was a fantastic camera at the time, and an affordable one at that. I moved in a different direction to my normal comfort zone and started taking photos of people. This led me to start shooting model portfolios for freelance models. From here, my skills grew and I started covering runway shows for low-key fashion events. I continued to feel my way through different genres until I found something that really captured my interest and immersed me into the photography that I was so passionate about. Commercial, advertising and product photography.
Nowadays, I shoot products for clients both nationally and internationally. I work with clients on their marketing and advertising campaigns to deliver images that help their brand shine, drive revenue to the business and ultimately assist in the conversion of sales through photography.
Looking ahead, I see myself growing even further as a commercial photographer and really defining a style that is truly my own. Larger international campaigns are definitely something i’m working towards.
If you’d like to read the complete interview, you can head over to fstoplounge.com or follow the link here: https://fstoplounge.com/2016/12/featured-photographer-blake-robertson/