My name is Basil, and I’m a 21 year old left handed photographer who shoots lifestyle photography. I like skateboarding, playing the guitar, and hanging out with animals.
My parents did a good job implanting the idea of me becoming a doctor, so that’s what I wanted to be the first couple years of my life.
I listen to anything and everything. As of lately, I’ve taken an interest to country music. Listen to Sam Hunt, you won’t be disappointed.
In early 2009 my cousin bought a Nikon D40. I played around with it and instantly fell in love with photographing the moments spent with my family and friends. I sold all my video games to buy one for myself, and the rest is history.
Stressful yet carefree. A fine medium of both. That’s why I love it so much. Stressful because of client work. All the pre-planning can get to my head, but I like working under pressure. It brings out the best in me. Carefree because is entails freedom in such a flexible art form. It takes me to beautiful places, introduces me to amazing people, and creates memories.
It’s a reflection of who I am. I’m a fun guy, at least I like to think I am? All of my photographs are interpretations of a lifestyle I am living, or what I would like to live.
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 20mm f/2.8
- Canon 35mm f/1.4
- Canon 50mm f/1.8
- Canon 85mm f/1.8
- Olympus Stylus Epic
During the early stages of my photography career, Spencer Combs, an amazing photographer told me, to “tell a story” with my images. I believe that to be the best tip for lifestyle photography. If you google the definition of “Lifestyle” it says: the way in which a person or group lives. Stories are based off a variety lives. Lives are different each in their own way. So capture it. It’s not just pretty babes on the beach.
This interview was originally published on BehindTheCamera.co.