Interview: Photographer Brittany Werkmeister
Chasing beauty and all the right angles, we got to share some quick words of photography wile and brilliant work from Brittany Werkmeister to jog some inspiration for just about anyone!
How’d you get into photography? What started it all?
Growing up I’ve always had a passion for taking photos. But it actually all started with my love of the outdoors and hiking. I would always use my iPhone to take photos on my hikes but could never quite capture the image how I had it pictured in my mind. So I decided to invest in a nice camera and haven’t been able to put it down since! Everyday is a new and exciting learning experience.
How would you describe your vision and style?
My vision is to make my subjects look beautiful. But not just look it, I want them to feel beautiful too. Because everyone should! I love color, beauty, and art, which I feel represents my style and vision
What do you look for to achieve ideal shots?
Lighting is everything. Also, I’m always looking for different angles or poses to make my photos unique and accent my subjects.
Any especial stories being a photographer has brought you?
I have so many stories! From road trips, to getting kicked out of places, to getting questioned by strangers or countless stares. Let’s just say being a photographer has made my life just a tad more exciting lol
What is your all time favourite quote?
Laugh a lot, and when you’re older, all your wrinkles will be in the right place” Cheesy I know!
How would you describe the perspective you go about life with?
Oh boy I could go on all day about this… But, to make it short and sweet:
You’ve got one life. Make the best of it, be kind, be happy, and forget the little stuff.
Things happen but we are all so lucky to be here and where we are today, SMILE!
Where do you say your creativity comes from?
My creativity definitely comes from within and everything around me. I will usually see an image or a subject and ideas will pop into my head.
Do you have any tactics on how to overcome or squash inspiration blocks?
Typically I will go for a drive. Put on my favorite music and clear my mind, often I will see locations that put ideas in my head. Collaborating with other artists is probably the best thing when having artists block 2 creative minds are better than one, As a photographer you are always learning, and there is so many things to learn from other artists.
Where do you see you and your photography going?
The say “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I am working hard to be able to create a name for myself and my work. Ultimately I want photography to be my lifelong career and to be able to share my passion and inspire others around the world.