Finally FriYAY. It was quite a week, I tell ya, and I'm ready for the weekend. I'm sure everyone is ready for the weekend, tho- am I right?
Today for FAB Friday, I'm sharing the photos from a recent collaboration with C.E. Photography.
Last weekend, I met Callum, the photographer of C.E. Photography, and Callum's fiance in the Mosaic District for an afternoon shoot. One thing I love about blogging is the people it introduces me to. Callum and I met through Instagram and had been planning a collab for some time. I was super excited for this shoot since I really like Callum's photography aesthetic. Luckily for us the day was beautiful and the Mosaic District was lively and happy, which set a great backdrop for the collaboration.
Callum was extremely easy to work with, professional, and laid back in a go with the flow sort of way- which I really liked. In addition to photography, Callum is also in college studying film making and graphic arts, with a major in graphic design and a minor in web development. Since I am always intrigued by people's creativity, I did a mini Q&A with Callum, to dive deeper into the creative process that goes into C.E. Photography.
C.E. Photography Q&A:
Q: What made you decide to pursue photography? A: What first piqued my interest in photography was when I saw some photos on a website online called Flickr from people that were around my age group. They were amazing for people so young! So, I figured I should try it out too. After my parents got me my first DSLR camera for my 16th birthday, I was hooked. What made me begin to pursue, and keep pursuing, photography to this day is the creativity of it. The shoot wherever I want and edit however I'd like, all the while keeping the opinion of the model/collaborator in mind, as well.
Q: What is your favorite area in DC to shoot? A: I would say that my favorite place in DC so far to shoot had to be the Union Market area. I'm a huge fan of the urban, industrial feel it gives and there is definitely no shortage of places to shoot around there!
Q: How do you find your inspiration?
A: I tend to find my inspiration from a lot of sources. Music is a big source of inspiration for me, much like everyone else. But I would mostly say, I like looking at pictures of various buildings and locations in and around the DMV area, and seeing what unique photo backgrounds I can come up with. I feel inspired looking at my area and trying to view it from a new standpoint so I don't do the same cliched places that everyone else shoots. Or, if I do, I do them in my own way. Q: If you were given the opportunity to photography any celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: I would say that I would probably shoot with A$AP Rocky because I'm a huge fan of his music and his style and how inclusive to all types of styles and music genres he is. He seems like he would be a really fun collaborator. Q: What does creativity mean to you?
A: Creativity means the ability to leave your mark on something that's been done a million times before you. Most of the places I've used for shoots have been used time and time again, but for each person, you have a unique eye that you're using to shoot that particular location. And, a unique editing style that you bring to those photos. It's the ability for you to stand back and be able to be to feel free for you to shoot, edit, arrange, style the shoot however you would like and be proud of.
Blonde in the District