1. What did you study – how did you go about getting your name out into the industry?
I started off studying Fashion Design at LISOF, I stopped midway through the course realising that it wasn’t the industry I wanted to be in. I then went on to dipping my toes into many different creative mediums, did a bit of retail marketing and even some architecture, I eventually decided to start studying at The Open Window. I did a BA in Visual communication and it opened my eyes to the world of Film and Photography.
I started networking from the word go. There’s huge value in getting your work out to those who will see it and value you. Find mentors and speak to those who will grow you as you learn. I also started freelancing as soon as I could.
In regards to Instagram, I initially just started using it as a fun outlet for photography and creativity. I then realised it’s potential when I realised the international reach it gave creatives, from then on I put more focus and effort into the platform. I curated more, shot more content and began to grow my exposure as best as I could.