Featured Photographer: Oz John Tekson

"Catch up with the technological currency, and master your craft."

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How did you get to where you are now in your career?

Tell us something interesting about you, something inspiring. Don't be shy. :)

I am not a self-taught digital era photographer. I studied graphic design at the University (took photography for three years) and then worked in the advertising industry for 14 years as an art director. I used to art-direct the photo shoots and TV commercials. Now, I am the guy behind the camera.

What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?

As a photographer, I appreciate Albert Watson and Steven Meisel.

Do you feel like you’ve met your goals and are successful?

Not yet.

If you had to do it over again, what would you change?

I would start with my photography career at younger ages—although my art direction experience influence and strengthen my photography.

What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have a position such as yours one day?

I don't know... I don't think that there is a formula. Maybe, just: "stay focused on what you do"; because this is not a job, this is a life style.

How do you stay inspired?

I am an inquisitive person by nature. I can't help: )

What photography related tips do you recommend?

Catch up with the technological currency, and master your craft.

How can people reach you for a job? And how would they know your rate?

By going to my website and sending me an e-mail with all necessary information. Although I have an overall labour rate, every assignment is specific to its target to be able to be produced (from logistics to casting and purpose of use).

What's your favourite camera?

I use Nikon. However, I have an eye on getting a PhaseOne (I still have an analogue Mamiya medium format). And, I love Fujifilm, too (love the colour rendition and their brand promise for quality).

Tell us about an interesting time when you were working with a model.

Maybe shooting with the model Crystal Baker wearing a bikini at -26°C in the Canadian winter. She was a real trooper, never complained even once.

OZ JOHN TEKSON info_ozphotography@yahoo.ca http://oz.john.photography

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