March 14, 2013
A Look Through My Lens is an ongoing series on That GOOD GOOD Blog which features awe-inspiring photographers from all over the world. I have had the absolute privilege of interviewing 15 photographers thus far through this series and today I have yet another amazing addition to the ‘A Look Through My Lens’ family, 22 year old Lawrence Agyei from Chicago, IL. Lawrence is one of the many young creatives that my blog has allowed me to cross virtual paths with and I am so happy to be able to share a sample of his beautiful body of work with all of you. As always, I interviewed today's featured photographer and his responses to my questions accompany his photos in this post. Please enjoy Law's story as he shares about his passion for his art form and where his love of photography all began.
I have been doing photography for about 4 years. I took a photography class during my senior year of high school. It was eye opening. The course was about shooting film, digital and darkroom techniques. My teacher always told me that I had an amazing eye and suggested that I should never stop shooting. I started sharing all my photos on Facebook and Flickr. Before I knew it everybody started to recognize me as a photographer. I never stopped shooting, even with my small digital camera.
I take all kinds of pictures from fashion, live music and lifestyle.
Words I would use to classify my photographic style are real and lifestyle.
I like to take photographs of anything that I can reinterpret its beauty or moment through my own vision. My lens becomes the looking glass so that others can see into my world the way I see it. I tend to take shots of everyday people. Capturing the emotions and facial expressions of people is very remarkable.
I use a Nikon d3000 with a 50mm 1.8. Nikon is my first true love so I’m going to stay faithful with it. Maybe one day I'll shoot with a Canon.
I admire a lot of photographers: James Barnor for his amazing portraits of Ghanaian people back in the 60's and 70's, Vivian Maier for her street photography and self portraits and Jack Robinson for his unique studio portraits of famous personalities.