At the moment, I don't have a grand plan for my photography. It's currently my unadulterated creative outlet, and I'm rather protective of it. I'm currently shooting for several photo books, prints, and potential shows while continually refining my craft. I will soon be working and living 100% remote to further enable my photography, and will be capturing a lot more content for the next year plus. While I've primarily focuses on landscape/travel/random stuff to this point, I'm planning to introduce more lifestyle and portrait work. This is both to expand my horizons in subject-matter while becoming more commercially viable– with an emphasis on the former.
While I do take on a lot of design work as my primary source of income, I want to explore ways I can commercialize my work so that I can spend more time shooting than designing. Since I don't know this world super well, I am also seeking an agency to represent me and help facilitate growth, projects, etc.
I originally started shooting 15+ years ago, and gained admission to undergrad as a photography major. Two years in, I pivoted to design as the calls for rigid conformity in intro-level photo classes waned my interest, and I didn’t feel that I had the personality to slog it out as a commercial photographer. As I then pursued my design career, photography fell off and I found myself with little spare time, and a focused intent on only furthering my design abilities. While I still love my career as a designer, the slog of working in a demanding client-service industry eventually started taking its toll, and I sought a creative outlet free of group-think, review cycles, client presentation, conversion rates, A-B testing, etc. etc. It's art vs. design, and all about retaining a truly uninhibited form of creative expression.