Tuesday, 29 January 2008
There is something about the idea of working as a photographer that seems so glamorous. I always thought that... until I started working with them. Then I realised how incredibly hard they work. It's no wonder they're all so skinny - each time I've been on a shoot with a photographer they've barely had time to eat. (Or maybe I just push them too hard - I do kind of go crazy with my travel itineraries). Anyway, Alan Jensen is a photographer I met recently while shooting my Brisbane travel feature for real living. When the photos arrived recently we were thrilled with the results. Check out the April issue for the feature. Here's more about Alan:
What five words best describe you? Relaxed, inquisitive, loyal, fun, playful, and right now, hungry.
What's your proudest achievement? Getting paid to do what I love.
Who inspires you? Everyone around me. From the happy-go-lucky attitude of my Italian assistant to my mate Morgs, who makes my coffee day in, day out, like a work of art. My girlfriend, who encourages me to be the best I can be. I often find the best motivation in the very normal of circumstances. People who succeed above all else are a constant source of strength. If you look around, they're everywhere!
What are you passionate about? Travel, food, love and learning. Japanese food, beer and skiing - not necessarily in that order.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try, try again.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Nadav Kander, Jeffrey Smart and Thom Yorke. Unique, creative and challenging all in their own right.
What are you excited about? Going to Thailand tomorrow and another year to do it all again.
What's next? More travel, more Japanese and maybe a beer or two...
Images courtesy of Alan Jensen.