Sergio Mottola shares with Krftd how being a good photographer is all about taking that leap of faith. Lets go.
K: Tell us a little about yourself as a photographer
S: Hello! My name is Sergio Mottola, and I am a professional portrait and wedding photographer based out of Tacoma, WA. I am 18 years old. I strive to create images that are fresh and unique with a strong perspective, that not only am I proud of, but that my clients will love. I am inspired by all elements of design, light, and fashion, and hope to translate those passions visually through my work. My foray into wedding photography is driven by my admiration of the connections between people there, truly, is nothing greater. I enjoy portraiture because most people see themselves as unphotogenic, or not beautiful. My hope is to capture frames that make my clients feel beautiful because I think everyone deserves that.
K: Have you always wanted to be a photographer?
S: I always wanted to do something creative, thats for certain. My initial interests were in graphic and web design, but I found it too tedious. I wanted to create something that was moving, emotional and I never really found that until I began to do photography. I think everyone in the world, in some way, appreciates photography. I found I had an insatiable hunger when I started to take pictures. It feels really good to create a strong photograph, so naturally I just kept trying. I never though of myself as a photographer until someone ask me to take their portrait. I think that was the day my peephole opened.
K: What to you, is most important being a photographer?
S: Earlier I had had a conversation with our scientist friend, who spends his days doing research which has the potential to benefit us all. He is married to a photographer, and was talking about the difference between his work and hers. He said his own work would get done, with or without him. What I am looking for is there to be discovered, and if I dont find it, one of my colleagues will. But an artist, he said, If an artist doesnt do their work, then that work never gets done.
I think that quote sums things up really nicely. I think it is most important to be yourself in all aspects. Your style, your attitude, your client interaction. The best art is real, the worst is contrived and faked.
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