Interview with Photographer Greg Townes
From Streets With Love
Wardrobe Stylist/Model/Makeup Artist: Antonette Coleman @amcchi_
Photographer: Greg Townes @78thst
Wardrobe Stylist/Female Model/Makeup Artist: Melasia @melasiad
What would you say made you fall in love with Photography?
What made me fall in love with photography in general is the fact that I can allow other people to see what I see, weather someone's personality or style. Telling a story through my eyes has always been important to me.
How do you think you found your style?
I honestly found my style by doing photoshoots all the time, I focused on different angles, different editing styles that really matched the story I want to tell if that makes sense.
What would you say is the most challenging part of being a Portrait Photographer?
The most challenging part about being a Portrait Photographer is remembering to take a break to re create your thoughts, I believe my best work comes out when I take a break and go back into it with a clear state of mind.
What has been your favourite photoshoot to date?
My favorite photoshoot to date would have to be the self portrait session I did to propose to my fiancé on my Instagram , she thought we were just taking couple pictures but then I ended up proposing to her!
What do you think are the biggest challenges in photography?
The biggest challenge in photography has a whole is figuring out what type of photographer you want to be. When I first picked up the camera I did street photography and landscape and events but then I got the opportunity to do a portrait session in 2016 and I never looked back.
What is the Best advice someone has told you?
The best advice someone has ever told me was, " As long as you enjoy what you're doing and it truly makes you happy never quit, Keep going"
And what’s the Best advice you have given / would give to someone?
The best advice I could give someone is never let life distractions keep you from doing what you love and from what your passionate about because time goes by fast and we only get one life to do what we really want to do.
Whats on your bucket list?
My bucket list includes Traveling all over the country, London, Italy, Tokyo. Starting a family with my beautiful fiancé and living a life I always knew I was capable of living.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 Years I will be 30 years old so by then i see myself in another country at a photo gallery full of my work with my family and friends. I also see myself being on the cover of a magazine labeled as one of the top black male portrait photographers.
What are some plans of yours for 2021? Any goals?
My goals for 2021 is having one of my photos on the cover of a magazine, and have a photoshoot with at least one celebrity and the rest I just want to keep to myself until it happens.
Thanks for being a part of intra, where could readers find out more about you?
Thank you for the great oppourtnity this is honestly a dream come true, Readers can find me on Instagram @78thst or twitter 78thst_ or my website 78thst.net