"The best feeling is when you capture a amazing photo and theyre so amazed on how good they look and they instantly feel great after which makes a shoot even more amazing because everyones having a good time and getting along."
When I first bought my very first DSLR in 2008, I was so excited learning how to use it. I learned quickly, and I knew it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
And then, the time had come when I had to choose between surviving or my passion. I opted to survive. I lost my interest in fashion photography, and focussed on my career. Flash forward, I met iPhone, and then Instagram. Now I can't stop checking photographers' photos, admiring them, and continuing with my life.
I love what I do. I read people's stories, I get inspired, and I write.
I found Chris on Instagram a week ago. I was inspired by just looking at his photos. His work is phenomenal.
Here's my interview with the fantastic Christopher Geracitano.
How did you get to where you are now in your career?
Dedication, keeping inspired by all the creatives in the world. Lots and lots of test shooting .
How did your education prepare you for the future?
I learnt mainly through mentorship from when i started 15 years ago as a hair and makeup artist i would assist the photographers i worked with and they would mentor me with photography . I then self taught my self and recently was a intern at a reputable studio , my mentor there was a world renown conceptual photographer. He taught me that your creativeness can go anywhere you can imagine it to go .
What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?
My mother, she always has my back and always believes in my talent. As in photographers , Mario Testino & Steven Klein are my heros.
Do you feel like you’ve met your goals and are successful?
Always climbing the ladder, I have to say there has been hurdles but that keeps it exciting. Many Goals ahead.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change?
Stop changing jobs, save cash and buy more amazing photography equipment.
What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have a position such as yours one day?
Work hard , be nice , and stay inspired.
How do you stay inspired?
Just keeping up with fashion trends , social media is great for inspiration .
What photography related tips do you recommend?
Understand balance, experiment with different equipment, every detail counts so know how to do post work .
How can people reach you for a job? And how would they know your rate?
What's your favourite camera?
Hasselblad & Canon
Tell us something very interesting that happened while working with a model.
Whats interesting while working with a model is you really get to connect with them. The best feeling is when you capture a amazing photo and theyre so amazed on how good they look and they instantly feel great after which makes a shoot even more amazing because everyones having a good time and getting along. Met some awesome friends through this industry.
Chris is amazing isn't it? Please check his social media account for bookings.