Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in photography but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Trevor Brady, a fashion advertising photographer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm a fashion and portrait photographer. Some clients I have worked with are Adidas, Lululemon, Nike, Lee Jeans, Reebok.
Tell us about yourself
I went to advertising school and started a career in design and art direction. After some years of working in advertising, I needed a change and shifted to being a photographer. The more fake our work becomes, the more I look for authenticity. Somewhat of a contradiction since our world is about portraying an illusion of a beautiful life. I'm trying to create an illusion of real life. I'm motivated by change and discovering differences.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Leaving the comfort of a successful advertising career and creating a more successful and rewarding visual career lifestyle.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Ignoring trends and learning to know and trust myself.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be authentic.
- Learn who you really are.
- Embrace and love yourself.
- Be kind.
Where can people find you and your business?
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