Want to know a bit more about working for EGO? We sat down with our Photographer James to talk about his change in career path, his advice for those wanting to start out in photography and his funny work stories...
1. What is your role here at EGO?
2. What does a typical day look like for you?
I consider myself extremely lucky that everyday is different and can change at the drop of a hat. It can vary between shooting E-Commerce imagery, social content or even editing all of the above.
3. How did you get into your role?
I have always been into the Arts but I chose the wrong career path and start as an electrician. It wasn’t until I was 22 that I decided that I needed to change my life and work in an industry that I love. Since then I have never looked back
4. What’s your favourite part of the job?
So many things, but mainly being able to be creative! Seeing my work on the website is such an amazing buzz. But the versatility of my days is a close runner up
5. What’s been your best memory since starting the job or in a previous role?
Being able to head a campaigns for fashion brands and go to London and shoot it with an amazing team! Creating an idea, watching it grow then seeing it through to the end is incredible.
6. What are you looking forward to in the future?
Being able to execute more campaigns and help grow such an amazing young company. We’re getting a new studio soon too and I can’t wait to get started in there. I have always been a people person and working alongside and nurturing the talents of people is something I have always wanted to do.
7. If you could photograph anyone, who would you choose?
8. What advice would you give to someone wanting to get started in photography?
Practice, practice and practice. Don’t be scared to fail because at some point because you will, everyone does. But this is the most important thing as you never grow if you don’t fail. Not everyone will like your work but just be proud of everything you do, we're creative people and we create the best work when were happy and inspired.
9. Got any funny work stories?
For 6 months I worked with a Brazilian model named Thalita. For the whole time I had been pronouncing it in a very British way only to find out that her name sounds nothing like how I was saying it. She must have been incredibly polite not to have corrected me after such a long amount of time
10. If you could give one piece of advice to someone with an interview for a fashion brand, what would it be?
Really bring your passion and confidence to the table, show that you have done your research on the brand and what you are able to bring to the company. No one is as individual as they like to think so show them you can think outside the box. As much as fashion is about following trends it's also about making them.
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