Hi Chris, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I first started taking photos my senior year of high school. I remember I saw this image of Half Dome in Yosemite and was blown away by the clarity and colors of the image. I ended up going there over our fall break with my family and figured I would take some pictures to see if I could recreate the image I saw. At the time, all I had was my iPhone 4 so the pictures I got were not ideal. I remember being really frustrated that my pictures didn’t look the same as the one I saw online, so I started studying photography and eventually got my first camera. After making thousands of mistakes and learning from them, I’m at where I am today.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. Life has its ups and downs and being creative, I think we experience those more often than the average person. The highs are very high, but the lows can also be very low. The biggest struggle I’ve always had was not believing in myself of being too critical of my own work and not thinking it was good enough to show. Eventually, you get over what people think about you and learn to create for yourself rather than the people watching you.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a professional photographer specializing in the lifestyle and adventure genre. What I am most proud of is actually the memories I’ve been able to make while I’ve been doing the things I love and I think that is what sets me apart from others. I enjoy what I do and I think you can see that in the work I’ve made. I believe a person’s work is only good if their heart is in it and that’s something I try to convey through my images.
Can you talk about how you think about risk?
It’s funny. I’m not really a risk-taker. The idea of risk actually scares me a little bit because of the uncertainty. I’d say I take very calculated risks and being okay with the result is apart of that. I don’t take risks that haven’t been well thought out, but sometimes there’s a lot of excitement from that kind of spontaneity.
- 8×10 Paper print – $20
- 8×10 Paper print – $20
- 16×20 Canvas print – $120
- 16×20 Metal print – $250
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All taken by me: Chris Meugniot