Professional Photographer Interview With Brandon Keith Osborn
Q: What has been the most surprising or most predictable reaction to your photographs?
A: some one I hold in high regard in the image making business once said I will one day get in trouble for making pictures. I like that idea
Q: Tell a little secret about yourself that no-one knows …
A: I don’t know anything about photography. I only know my experiences
Q: Do you like to talk about yourself or your pictures? If yes, about what aspects of photography? If no, why?
A: I like to share ideas of the creative process. How there’s a little bit of me in every photograph I make, and what i went through to make it
Q: How would you describe your attention span?
A: wait what?
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: Around 6 years ago realistically more like 4. I’ve always created things I fell in love with photographs
Q: What does photography mean to you?
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
A: I haven’t made that photo yet, my next picture will be WOW! until it’s time to make the next one
Q: Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
A: Yes studying for my BFA in photography now
Q: How technical is your photography?
A: I’m a loose canon rules are made to be broken. but I embrace the technical aspect of the medium
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: If its necessary do it, but back up your reason and decisions
Q: Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
A: Seattle it’s home, LA it’s unavoidable, hope to work in New York and Europe soon
Q: Define the word “beauty”!
A: a transcended idea resulting in feelings
Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite word in photography or life? How do they make you feel?
A: least favorite word “good” most favorite word reciprocity
Q: How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
A: I imagine what my personality would be like if I existed in the world I was creating at the moment
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: funnel failure into the next success
Q: Ever concerned about failure?
A: I thrive on failure. with out it there’s no reason to perserveare
Q: Who are your influences?
A: Guy Bourdin, Jim Marshall, Nan Goldin, Henri Cartier Bresson, Julia Margeret Cameron, Imogen Cunningham
Q: What is your favorite image, either your own or someone else’s or both? Describe its creation or meaning to you?
A: Impossible question, next
Q: Describe a day in your personal or professional life.
A: Work break, more work, fail, completion, doubt, reflection, satisfaction, sleep
Q: What are the biggest personal or professional challenges you face on a daily basis?
A: fighting to be heard and how to describe my “voice” as an artist
Q: What has been the single biggest obstacle against growing as a photographer in whole?
A: Laziness and un-organization
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
Q: Tell your funniest, scariest, most bizarre, most touching story from a photo shoot!
A: a 12×12 silk catching the wind and plummeting down on the model.. no one was injured but horrifying none the less
Q: Have you ever thought about or actually stopped doing photography? What were the circumstances?
A: only to make other things like films, writing, painting and music. I’ll never fully stop making pictures
Q: Do you ever have photographer’s block and if yes how do you deal with it?
A: No, if it were easy everyone would do it
Q: What types of assignments are you attracted most?
A: Challenging ones
Q: Describe what black and white photography means to you?
A: same as color, if it works it works
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: I don’t like the word artist. but I do wish to be called one
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
Q: Who or what would you love to shoot that you haven’t already?
A: difficult to say. I guess other countries of the world
Q: What would you have done differently during your photography career so far and could this be an advice to others?
A: I learn from every mistake. sometimes I wish I would have realized a mistake earlier than when it came to fruition. That’s good advice
Q: What are your thoughts on the paparazzi and their effects on photographers and photography?
A: soul-less beings but whatever brings food to your table
Q: How do you feel about digital manipulation and to what extent do you utilize it?
A: I would do it if I could but I’d like to have a reason why I was doing it
Q: What other thoughts would you like to share?
A: Thanks for the questions I learned a thing or two about myself