Its Monday and its not so blue, but if you not feeling today(for obvious reasons!) take a look at todays showcase. Lindsey Appolis shares some of his photography. Lets appreciate!
Who is Lindsey Appolis and what do you do?
Lindsey Appolis is a self-taught photographer who has grown up amidst a diverse social landscape. This has undoubtedly influenced his photo-journalistic style, which is evident in the realness and raw emotion exuding from his images. Photography is his calling and being able to capture moments that are layered with emotion is what inspires him. His photographic experience covers street, documentary, film and fashion shoots, food, performing arts as well as commercial and corporate events.
How would you define your style or art?
My first memory of being inspired came from my mom forcing me to play in the street, after hours of being caught up in front of the the TV. What I soon realised and couldn’t believe was how the community I lived in was a real life TV show… it was overwhelming and colourful from the lovers on the corner smooching at sunset, the vagrant stumbling with his haversack on his back filled with clanging quart bottles, my friends and I playing soccer in the streets till we couldn’t see the ball anymore, the neighbors shouting blue murder with rollers in their hair and dogs ,the orphans of the streets, and I distinctly remember feeling like I wish I could capture these moments. I loved to observe and just take it all in not knowing how that would benefit me later. And so I am inspired by people, places, things and just about anything that represents everyday life and the beauty of mundanity.
What are you currently working on?
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
- Listen to and trust your gut – I spent 7 years of my life in the finance world and yet from day 1 I felt like a fish out of water, that should have been the point at which I left.
- If you think you’re working hard you probably not working hard enough, you have to be willing to outlast everybody in the game and shooting should be your first priority when waking up in the morning – Get your 10 000 hours.
- Celebrate your work and enjoy what you do – its a passion not a job!
Where can our readers follow your work?
MC Hammer or Vanilla Ice (who do you prefer if you had to choose?)
MC Hammer, he was able to re-invent himself as a Silicon Valley Guru. He had success, he lost it and yet he kept going till he found it again! Real life example of hard work, determination and believing in yourself paying off.