Today we’d like to introduce you to Ian Temple.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I needed an outlet from my job as a scientist and photography was the natural choice. My dad did photography as a hobby and liked to shoot wildlife and sports. I found out later after college that my grandpa was a photographer that did fashion and portraitures with models. Photography runs in my family and it’s pretty awesome to bond over that.
Please tell us about your art.
I do photography specifically portraits and fashion. I love seeing a vision come to life and making a model feel amazing from our shoot. My style is usually natural and romanticized, but I love to give that sense for anyone looking at my work to feel as if they were there sitting across from the people in my photos. I keep it natural to let people feel that just the way they are is beautiful and that their true beauty lies from within.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Put your ego aside and ask for help. I know the popular opinion is to view other artists as competition, but that just makes us live in a very lonely world. The times that I have asked for help whether it be as little as asking for shoot locations or if anyone is willing to assist on my shoots it has allowed me to accomplish things I knew I could not accomplish on my own. Plus, you’d be surprised at the amount of people who are more than willing to help. Another big advice that I’ve learned is to just keep going. There will be plenty of times where you will be discouraged, but there were several moments where when I just pushed through those times that something huge and exciting has happened as a result. It’s like the saying, “it’s always darkest before the dawn.”
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I am currently redoing my website, but at the moment Instagram is the most consistent way to see my work. My Instagram handle is @ian_temple and the best way to show support for my work is by following me there or attending any future art shows I may have.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ian_temple/
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