Angie Connell of www.angieconnellphotography.com.au is arguably the most creative photographer I've interviewed for the podcast.
It's rare in the world of photography today to see something unique or to see a photographer creating something different from the norm.
In a social media run world where we are over saturated by imagery, it feels like an impossible task to be different, to find your specialty and stand out from the crowd.
At the same time, we're told to find what moves us as a person, as a photographer, an artist and focus on that. And if we do, if we let our unique voice come to the surface and shine through in our work, we will find we have no competition.
We're told, do this and we'll connect with our perfect clients who will be drawn to our vision and life as a successful creator will be assured.
The problem is… finding and recognising that unique voice and translating it to our work is tough.
Today's guest has done exactly this.
I've always tried to produce work that speaks to me and speaks to the subject and sort of infuse my humour in it. – Angie Connell
Her photography is unique, it's captivating, thought-provoking, inspiring, funny, quirky and just damn good.
She shoots conceptual pet photography for the quirky pet lovers in this world.
She's becoming more and more recognised within the industry by her peers and I have a feeling, she will become known around the world if she continues to produce the work she has been.
I'm talking about Angie Connell and I'm rapt to have her with us now.
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Here’s some of what we cover:
What is your big takeaway?
Following this interview, I’d love to read your feedback and comments. Was there something from this interview that struck a chord, inspired or motivated you?
Will you take any kind of action after hearing what Angie had to share?
I have to always remind myself that sometimes my failures are not what other people would consider failures. – Angie Connell
Let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below.
If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Angie or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them below too.
My personal work is more for me to try new things out and whether it succeeds or fails is always something to be seen. – Angie Connell
I struggle with perfectionism in my images a lot like I spend so much time working on an image that you'd become obsessed with the little details when the bigger picture is very much there. – Angie Connell
If you can't get what you want, then you have to work around that and sort of adjust the concept a little bit. – Angie Connell
Links to people, places and things mentioned in this episode:
Angie Connell Website
Oddball Tails on Instagram