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"I want to capture life"

Meet Dillon, Shoott photographer

Sat, May 16 2020

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"I want to capture life. That could mean landscape or human interaction on the street or portrait photography - but it always has an element of life to it."

Publications and/or brands I have shot for

Parks Project, Oogies, Turveda, Trades Of Hope, Flatbed Farm

Camera body and lenses I primarily use

Sony A7riii 35mm 1.4

My biggest strengths as a photographer

I have been told I have the ability to make anyone feel comfortable. I believe this ability has continually created a calm feeling in my subjects which helps bring out the best side of people and creates a fun atmosphere for photography. I believe that the most beautiful side of people are when they are authentically happy.

The most beautiful or unique place I've shot at

My love for photography was birthed out of my love for travel. The first time I ever picked up a camera was while camping out in tipis in Glacier National Park in Montana. More recently I have traveled all of Italy taking everything from street photography to landscape photography. In the past year I have done 3 cross country road trips and have visited 48 of the 50 states capturing all of their beauty along the way. I could never pick a single location that I loved more than the rest, but Montana, Colorado, and Umbria were some of my favorite places to photograph.

What I'm most proud of personally

I went to school for audio engineering and music. During that time, I played drums and have played for 5,000 people. One of the most exhilarating experiences ever. I have also built out a large cargo van to be a live in camper with running water and electricity this past year and have used it to travel the entire continental United States in it.

Challenges I've had to overcome

I grew up very poor and am the middle of five children. In order to pay for college, I started a landscaping business at the age of 16 and turned it into a large business with 4 employees and two crews. When I graduated high school, I sold that business and was able to pay for my college with no debt.

Why I love photography

I want to capture life. That could mean landscape or human interaction on the street or portrait photography - but it always has an element of life to it. I believe the world in its natural form is a combination of all of us here on this planet including the plants and animals. I want my photography to showcase the beauty in that first and foremost. When photographing people, I want to showcase who they are. I want their personalities to be expressed in a single photograph.

My biggest inspirations and passions

I love all art. I believe art should inspire everything. I started with music and it has changed and shaped me over time to dive into other forms of art which is why I now create photographs and videos.

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