Week 8 tutorial notes - What kind of Photographer am I?

Week 8 tutorial notes - What kind of Photographer am I?

After an introduction to my work, as Krishna and I had not met until today, we spoke about my constant thoughts about the "end point" and what kind of photographer I am going to be. This module in particular has focused on the professional and business side of photography so I have naturally been thinking about this. 

In some ways this has been counter productive as I have spent a great deal of time thinking about what I should be making in the way of work and so being afraid of experimentation in different areas. My work has the potential to span across fashion, portraiture and still life but I have been so focused on "putting myself in a box" or labelling the kind of photographer I am I haven't really made as much progress as I would have liked to.

Below is an example of a photographer Stefan Ruiz who's practise spans across multiple genres of photography from Portraits of the Colombianos Cartel members, to landscapes in Marfa, Texas and then a documentary project on NASA which when you look at them could be postcards taken in the 70's or 80's and have a real snapshot aesthetic to them. 

Stefan Ruiz, Marfa, Texas, USA http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/travel/marfa/

Stefan Ruiz, Marfa, Texas, USA

http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/travel/marfa/

Stefan Ruiz,Elizabeth ‘Beba’ Fuentes, Monterrey, Mexico http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/projects/cholombianos/

Stefan Ruiz,Elizabeth ‘Beba’ Fuentes, Monterrey, Mexico

http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/projects/cholombianos/

Stefan Ruiz,NASA, Florida, USA http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/travel/nasa/

Stefan Ruiz,NASA, Florida, USA

http://www.stefanruiz.com/work/travel/nasa/

You can see more of Stefan Ruiz work on his website.

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