Young and succesfull photographer
Many people say that the ability of a person in photography only determined by age and hours flown. Without intending to support the
or refute these ideas, the opportunity this time we we
presents Joey Lawrence, a photographer who was only 18 years old
that we have the sensitivity, the ability and maturity of thought
a photographer. Through our interviews with him, we met some
spontaneous answers are honest, simple but has depth of meaning.
Seeing the work, thinking and extraordinary ability is inspiring
us to bring a positive spirit photography enthusiasts Indonesia
for glass and brave flog myself to try to keep
become even better.
How did you know photography. Tell us from the beginning.
I made some home movies when I was little about me being chased by dinosaurs…
Then eventually our family got a digital camera point and shoot when I
was older. Then I shot some local bands for a bit and eventually got bigger clients,
better equipment and more money!
What interesting for you about
It makes me responsible for capturing
a person and presenting them in one
What makes you love travel photography?
Eating all the peanuts on the flights to
When shooting travel photography.
What do you want to
achieved or must be achieved?
I am not looking so much for a photojournalistic
image, I am looking for a
dignified portrait. The same thought
process goes to a subject in a travel
portrait as a commercial portrait. I do
not believe in separating style based
on the subject.
In both technical & non technical
aspect, what is the most
important thing on doing travel
Putting the technical things at the
back of your head only, so you may use
them but are not distracted by them…
and of course making a portrait with
On Non photography aspect,
what should people learn or pay
attention more to be a good
Learn the story of their subject, what
they believe in, or at least something
small about them.
What triggering you to create a
It is the thing that fuels my journeys,
without photography I would not be
pushed to meet the interesting people
I do, or see the beautiful places I see. I
am very blessed to have the opportunities
When photography are growing
faster. So many photographer
have an identically the same
style & character. What should
a photographer do to get still
unique & distinct?
It is very important to first spend some
time viewing work, learning technicalities,
and learning but it is also just as
important to forget all about other
people’s photography, and ignore the
industry of it completely. When you do
this, you can take a picture more honest
to your vision.
You also shoot commercial &
portraiture. What’s interesting
about those two?
A new challenge every shoot.
Which one do you like doing it
most, travel photography, commercial
photography or portraiture?
I like my personal work better because I
have more control over my subjects.
What kind of photo deserved
labeled as a good photo?
A good photo is an image that makes
another photographer jealous of
Share us some practical tips on
making a good photos.
Make a lot of mistakes and experiment
with everything you can.
Not many young photographer
or even they who older than you
have better capability and confidence
on photography. Share us
some tips to at least be better on
I think the best and most successful
photographers are always confident
but also trustworthy. If someone
doesn’t trust you, they will not be able
to make a good photo with you and
the quality will suffer because of it. A
good photographer takes time out of
shooting, and adds time into investigating.