Several of the photographers featured in this month’s issue of Bokeh are self-taught. Dan Jahn is one example.While his background is certainly interesting and unique, what I admire even more is his perseverance. Dan spends a lot of time studying his art and pushing his talents. It keeps his work fresh, and you can totally see it in his photographs.
If you want to know a little something about being patient read Mario Nixon’s interview. He’s a photographer in the Bahamas who specializes in weddings. Mario worked in the industry for many years before venturing out on his own. During this time he’s seen plenty of challenges, but has overcome them with patience and persistence.
Have you ever been looked down on by your peers? Roxanne Letterie has. She started out as a model, but soon found herself wanting to be on the other side of the camera.The photographers she used to work with didn’t think she would amount to much in the field, but with determination and hard work Roxanne has now done better than a lot of her past naysayers.
Andrey Moisseyev is a professional automotive photographer. He started out shooting at various motor sporting events in Australia and has now branched out to other genres. He has a really fascinating story about how he took a simple interest in cars and turned it into a photography business that just keeps on expanding.
The island of Aruba is a popular wedding destination.There are plenty of wedding photographers there to chose from. Ayrton Tromp is a young and upcoming talent. Despite his age, Ayrton has worked hard, stayed different, and found success. It’s really refreshing to see someone like him so motivated.
Do you believe your photography to be a personal art form? If not, it needs to be.You can get lost in shoots and on assignments when the love for the art becomes routine.We’re so fortunate to have David McKay and Chris Winton-Stahle share in separate pieces their thoughts on “Finding Your Photographic Voice,” and on “The Art of Personal Work.” Hopefully their reads will reignite the passion for what you do and you’ll be able to go out and have fun while producing unique and creative images.
Roxanne Letterie Fashion Photographer