The gritty life of becoming a fashion photographer and how my biochemistry degree helped with my photography.

To become successful as a fashion photographer for 2015, I am looking forward to any work that can get me connected to fashion.  I have been constantly working my ass for free on projects or even paying my way to work with others just to work the fashion road and the fashion experience. I've even been working with wardrobe owners and taking photos of their wardrobe and jewelry.  I really just love photography that I've been working for free on assisting in weddings and working the sports scene for free too.  I even worked for Michigan Avenue magazine to take photos of attendees that show up at swank parties that I really don't belong in but I did it because I loved photography and wanted to keep learning.  Lately, I have been paying my way just to work with models and having them work their ass off as well to help both of our portfolios. I really appreciate all their help and love the models that have helped me thru this gritty road.  I will never regret this and all the opportunities I have gotten, I just love the art of photography and I absolutely love taking photos. I'm totally blessed for what I've been through too.  I'm constantly learning and I'd do whatever it takes to keep learning each day.  I'll take pictures of anyone beautiful people.  These people are considered to me as anyone who has the 95% beauty inside the soul and 5% beauty out. If you have a dark personality, you will be transparent to me and I will obviously spot that in my shoots. It's just my gift I have of working with people and I believe that's the experience I received working with a ton of models and getting to know them.  It just sucks sometimes because you're forced to work with these people and you have to stick with it.  But 95% of the people I have worked with are deep down to earth beautiful! 

I have read so many articles on how many professional fashion photographers are explaining that fashion photography is a long hard road.  It's also a huge challenge to stay in style and keep up to what the industry wants and look to the future.  With my college degree in Biochemistry, I made my own  simple reaction equation about photography and fashion photography and what it takes to stay in fashion photography:  The photographer is like a protein and we can catalyze any single reaction.  These reactions can be controlled precisely all depending on the photographer.  The action we put in our work changes the shape of the photographer (aka protein) as both bind.  As we both metabolize, the products we display leave the active site of the photographer.  These products all depend on the photographer.  This energy can then be used to energize other reactions.  Pretty much I'm summing it up that it's up to the photographer to create the reaction to metabolize the information they need to become successful.  Hope that helps. 

XO,,

Johnny

Johnny