Happy Monday Creatives! Today we chat with Luke Daniel about his love for photography. Enjoy!
Who is Luke Daniel and what do you do?
I’m a photographer born and bred in Cape Town – focusing mainly on South African social documentary.
How would you define your style or art?
I try create honest, real images which convey a sense of relation to the scene photographed. I try tell stories through my images – stories which will make the viewer laugh, cry and everything in-between.
The world around me inspires me. Walking the streets, forming relationships with people. Being around people living in opulence, and people living in poverty. Angry people, happy people.Society inspires me, and motivates me. And at times, it does the opposite, too.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a few long term documentary projects, which involves many kilometers of travel across our crazy, beautiful country.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
As cliché as it sounds – don’t give up. Keep pushing, through disappointment and rejection. And never stop learning. Don’t become complacent. Work harder and smarter. Get out there and shoot, shoot, shoot.