In today’s interview series we have as a guest Daniel Regan, a professional Photographer from London, England. He went to university to study photography, which gave him time to develop his skills. He gets inspired mostly by people objects and his souroundings.
1) What is your full name and where exactly do you live?
My name is Daniel Regan and I live in London, England.
2) Please tell us about your background and what inspired you to become a Photographer?
I wasn’t an artistic child but all that changed when I picked up my first digital camera at aged 12. My grandfather introduced me to photography and from there it quickly became a passion for me. I enjoy how there are very few limits in photography (mostly your own) which allows me to produce the images that are created in my mind.
Photography, music (anything but death metal) and reading are my main priorities.
That the subject matter is interesting and engaging.
Cherry coke (sometimes with rum), iPad (for distractions) and Wacom tablet (for retouching).
6) Are you a Mac or PC user?
Photoshop and Bridge (CS5)
I actually just got back from a 3 week road trip on the west coast of the USA: L.A, San Francisco, Portland and Burning Man festival in Nevada. It was pretty epic.
Creativity, passion, flair and originality are key for an artist. Confidence, tenacity, patience and savings (for the business side).
People are a great inspiration to me, whether it’s a conversation I have had or a story I’ve heard. But I’m inspired on a daily basis by objects, places, friends and much more.
Being a photographer can be a sort of catharsis for the chronically creative, a perpetual outlet. The bad part is probably the state of the industry, the competition and really bad photographers.
12) Show us your masterpiece and describe it.
That’s a tough one! At present I’m very proud of my charity sponsored Alopecia project, but I’m also incredibly proud of having my work featured on the London Underground for my ‘Headism’ exhibition.
I went to university to study photography, which if anything gave me time to develop my skills, but much in a self-taught manner.
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