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Meet Andre Fruge of Conceptual Visionary in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andre Fruge.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Andre. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing photography in July of 2018. It was a month after my dad passed away so I needed a way to cope with the pain I was dealing with. I always had a thing for the visual arts, which led me to purchasing my camera. I then started to reach out to people to offer free photoshoots so I could start my portfolio. When I was away from the camera, I studied closely and read many articles on the art of portrait photography.

I soaked in all of the knowledge I could with tons of practice and patience. About a year later, I wanted to do more with my photos rather than just posting to Instagram. I was soon introduced to lightroom and Photoshop who quickly became my two best friends.

Has it been a smooth road?
It actually has been a smooth road with a few bumps here and there. From people canceling on me last minute to driving long distances for completely free. I am a very adaptable person so I managed. Determination is a trait of mine that I am forever grateful for.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Conceptual Visionary story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a photographer who specializes in outdoor portraits. My vibrant and vivid colors with a touch of creativity is what sets me apart. Being in the moment of creating my art is what I try to portray in my photos. Honestly, I am most proud of how far I have come along on this journey. Looking back at portraits from just a year ago to now really blows my mind at times.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I could see myself having a fully staffed team that can deliver services outside of photography (makeup artists, stylists, creative directors and etc.). Also having a space solely dedicated to my business.

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