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Meet Hollywood Photographer and Filmmaker: Orson Oblowitz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Orson Oblowitz .

Orson, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up between New York city and Los Angeles, the son of a filmmaker and actress. Started taking photos at age 10, spying on people outside my new York apartment window with a Pentax point and shoot. Still basically do the same now. In high school was selected for Nikon Junior Hall of Fame recipient. Went to Emerson College for film and photography. Just finished directing my first feature film The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. I have always been fascinated with the subject of Los Angeles and documenting the underbelly of the city.

Has it been a smooth road?
I mean nothing worthwhile comes easy. Definitely was never in it for the money, just the love and obsession of creating images. One of the big struggles has been maintaining the balance of one’s own vision and commercialism. Finding a happy balance that allows you to explore your own artistic endeavors even through commercial assignments.

Any predictions for the industry over the next few years?
I think that there is a reversion back to a more classical style of visual imagery. You can see it with a lot of the younger photographers choosing to shoot with film instead of digital.

Has there been a particular challenge that you’ve faced over the years?
Finding the balance between my personal projects and work. And then finding a way to synthesize the two.

What advice do you wish to give to those thinking about pursuing a path similar to yours?
Hit the streets and Shoot shoot shoot. Develop your own style by looking at the world around you and absorbing it. Soak up the inspiration from the city like a sponge. You have to be obsessed to make this work.

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1 Comment

  1. Bridget Bernhart

    January 24, 2017 at 04:32

    Impactful and Succinct Orson. I understand completely. The ole, ‘Art & Commerce’ situation and also, just as poignant, the: “Personal\Professional sector, when to merge and the ever so important submerging of self without becoming a by product of the dichotomy you’ve created organically with creative intelligence.
    technically, GREAT WORK and CONGRATS on your evolving talent.

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