Interview: Photographer Justin Ross
Doing what he does to capture any fleeting moment he can before it’s gone, Justin Ross opened up a bit about his aspirations and why he’s such a passionate pursuer of the doors and photography! We love what he’s out here doing and couldn’t be happier to share his words!
What got you into photography in the first place?
What got me into photography was my love of the outdoors, I used to do a lot of mountain biking and when I would go I would carry my camera at the time. By being outdoors all the time it developed a steep interest in the craft as well as a greater appreciation for the nature that surrounds me.
How would you describe your vision and style?
I don’t really know if I would say I have a specific style, I kind of just document the things that I do.
What’re some ways you hope to see yourself grow?
I would love to some day reach a broader audience and help advocate for the outdoors. Its so accessible these days and I feel like not enough people enjoy it to its full capacity.
What is your greatest focus when shooting?
My greatest focus when shooting is to try to tell a story in the simplest way as well as create something visually appealing. It can be a struggle sometimes depending on where I am and how Inspired I am.
What is something photography helped you with or did for you?
Its definitely helped me through some rough times as a means of distraction, using it as an excuse to get outside or even just to go for a drive to some place neat.
What does being a photographer mean to you?
In this day and age anyone can be a photographer so its kind of lost its magic to be considered that. If anything it pushes me harder to put out better work to separate myself from the rest of the crowd.
What’re your goals with your work?
Ultimately I would love to somehow use it as a means to travel the world. My goal in life is to somehow get paid to travel and I feel that I have the best chance to do that through photography.