Image © Will Austin
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ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo?
Will Austin: It was a commercial shoot for the architect.
ASMP: Is there anything unique about your style or approach?
WA: I love to make dynamic images at the edge of the day and night. But this is a late night shot.
ASMP: What type of lighting did you use for this image or series?
WA: Just moonlight.
ASMP: How long have you been shooting this type of photography?
WA: 11 years.
ASMP: What other photographers’ or artists’ work inspires you?
WA: I admire Lara Swimmer – she is a big inspiration and has been very helpful. I’ve also been a Kevin Cruff fan for a long time, since before I was a photographer. Also Rick Dahms for his incredible location portraits and of course Brad Feinknopf who took 1st place in my category!
ASMP: When did you join ASMP and what do you find most valuable about your membership?
WA: My career took off right after I joined ASMP! I got my business in order and also landed a great job via Find a Photographer.
ASMP: What is the more important relationship you’ve formed through your ASMP membership?
WA: Too many to name – an entire national community of like-minded creators.
ASMP: What kind of gear do you use?
WA: I use Nikon DSLRs for most of my work and a Fuji mirrorless for travel.
ASMP: What do you know now that you wish you had known when you first started your career as a photographer?
WA: I wish I would have known to join ASMP sooner!
ASMP: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself and/or your work? Go ahead, surprise us with something unique and unusual.
WA: I love to explore new places around the world and I try to make time for thrifting and my other creative outlet – designing fragrances.