2018 Spaces Third Place Winner Profile – Will Austin

by | Jul 19, 2018 | Contests, Spaces 2018

Bellvue, Washington
Image © Will Austin

“Leavenworth Home”

Third Place – Advertising

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.