Each Friday—hopefully—I'll be sharing with you a quick glimpse into the life of someone living the creative life. Not just focusing on calligraphers, I'll be chatting with people from all different creative spaces about what inspires them, how they got their start, and more. If you're interested in being featured, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love the people I get to meet through this business. They come from different backgrounds, professions, and even countries, like this week's creative feature, Georgie Owen. Georgie is the photographer and aspiring filmmaker behind Little Silver Photography based out of Devon, UK.
And guys, her work is amazing. Just take a quick browse through her website, any of her social feeds, or her Vimeo page and you'll be totally in awe of her work. And wait until you see the self portrait below - you'll wonder, like I did, how it's even possible to take such a gorgeous picture of yourself!
Keep reading below to learn how Georgie got her start, her favorite Instagram hashtag, and loads more about this talented woman! And if you're ever in the Devon, UK area, be sure to touch base with her - I know I will be!
Let’s start of with some basic, fun facts:
Where are you from: Devon, UK
What do you do: I take pictures
What’s one thing you can’t live without: Tea
What’s your favorite hashtag: summervibes
What kind of camera do you use? Canon 5D Mark II
Do you have a favorite lens? 50mm 1.4 all the way!
Why and how did you get started in photography?
I got a point and shoot camera for my 15th birthday, that’s where it all started.
Do you have a favorite photograph you’ve taken or perhaps a favorite moment from a photoshoot that made you feel like this is where you want your career to go?
It’s hard to say really, I have a lot of nostalgia for a lot of my photos really, but I think my favourite one was actually a self-portrait. You can see it below.
Do you have a favorite type of photography or favorite subject to shoot?
Food photography, I’m really passionate about high quality, locally sourced produce and photographing it really simply.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from having a photography business that you wish you knew when you first started?
To take everyday as it comes, expect to learn and adapt …all the time
What is the biggest struggle in being a part-time creative professional?
Being totally responsible for every little detail.
What’s been the highlight of your creative career so far?
Allowing my creative inner child to flourish.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out?
Enjoy the process, try not to stress!
Dream big - in a perfect world, where would you see like to see yourself and your photography in 5 years?
Wow, well, to be traveling the world, photographing (and maybe even filming) artisan producers, making something really special.