It’s no secret by now that i’m a fan of simple no flash based websites. So when I came across Kyle’s site of course I wanted to head in and check it out. It was amazing work so I couldn’t help myself to contact him and see if we would share some of his knowledge.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a 27 year old Freelance photographer currently in the Northwest. I’m always drinking coffee and looking for the best food I can find. I have two cats. Love music and am generally a good dude.
What made you get into photography?
I’ve always just had the itch to document things im into or am around. Eventually this led to doing various types of photography but just recording life and making sure I had a camera around was the start of my now career.
How did you get started?
Feels like kind of the same question…but I guess I started just documenting things I was into (originally cars as a high school kid) and eventually leading to music and more specifically portraits or people.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
These days portrait photography is my specialty. Whether it be editorial, music, or fashion work I love shooting almost all people. I also have been building a portfolio of architecture work and still doing random shots of things i encounter day to day.
What gear are you using?
I enjoy using a lot of cameras. New and old. Digital & Film. My favorite 3 would be my Hasselblad 500C for medium format. My Nikon D700 for Digital & my Olympus XA for 35mm.
Whats your favourite lens and why?
Probably my Hasselblad 80mm Zeiss lens. Sharp/Close and a great perspective.
How are you marketing yourself?
I can’t give away all my secrets =P j/k. the usual ways.. networking, website, mailers, etc..
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
My portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg. She is one of my favorite’s.. In music, fashion, and film. such a beautiful talent.
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Work your ass off. Nothing is gonna come to you. Shoot all the time even if its not a paid assignment. Be willing to assist people whose work you admire but never lose sight of what you want to shoot. Only put out things out there that you think show this aesthetic or type of work you desire.