Today we’d like to introduce you to Brianna Moore.
Brianna, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas which is where I started my journey in photography. I pretty much fell in love with photography immediately after I purchased my first point and shoot camera when I was 13 (it was a pink Casio). I didn’t find out till after I started getting into photography that my great grandfather, grandfather & my dad all dabbled in photography as well. It felt a lot like destiny when I realized photography ran in the family.
Throughout the years I practiced taking photos of my close friends which helped me develop my passion for fashion photography, while family vacations really sparked my interest in travel photography.
After high school I moved to Austin, Texas to attend St. Edward’s University to study Digital Media Management & Photography. I studied abroad in Angers, France during my sophomore year and that really solidified my wanting to travel and take photos.
Basically, my passion for photography started when I was 13 and has only grown stronger since. I love it and I cannot wait to see where it takes me in the future.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
One of the things that gets me most excited about photography is when I have a vision in my head of something I want to shoot and then getting behind the camera and actually capturing that idea. Seeing the vision, I had in my mind come to fruition is one of the best parts of what I do, no matter what it is I’m shooting.
Another part of photography I really enjoy is making my clients happy. It always feels good knowing that while I was doing something I love, I was making someone else feel good about themselves, their product or whatever memory I’m capturing for them.
As far as inspiration goes, it can come from just about anything. I really enjoy pulling inspiration from styles of past decades but a lot of the time I like to decide on a concept based on the lighting, people, and environment at hand. Sometimes an idea will even start with a specific outfit or product and I’ll build a shoot around it, or I’ll start with an image in mind and try to create an entire shoot from it. I don’t have one particular reason as to why I choose to shoot the things I do. A lot of the times it’s just a random idea and I run with it. Either that, or I’m working for a company or client and I am representing their brand in a specific way.
This world is so saturated with non-stop content and imagery that at the end of the day I really just want my work to stand out for its uniqueness, creativity, and beauty.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success is kind of hard to define when it comes to creativity and art. I also think my idea of success changes a lot. With that being said, my current stance on success would be as long as you are happy with your work, and you are constantly working to improve it (through equipment updates, editing techniques, shooting new and more challenging content) then you are successful. Always challenge yourself and never stop learning.
I think these days it’s really easy to get caught up in what we think is successful based on the things we see on social media and all across the internet. Comparison can be pretty lethal so I believe it’s important to base your idea of success solely on your own work and goals rather than what all the other photographers might be doing at the moment.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
The best way to support my work is to follow my Instagram account and check my website for updates as I update it frequently. Another GREAT way to support not only me but other photographers/artists is to make sure that you give credit where credit is due. Photographers are quite literally making their living through images and when their work is shared without credit, it’s pretty detrimental to their business.
You can find most of my work at www.briannamoorephotography.com but I also love to share some of my favorite shots on my Instagram @briannamoore. Let me know if you find my page from this article! I’d love to connect.
- Website: https://www.briannamoorephotography.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briannamoore/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briannamoorephotography/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel