Randolph Garrett

tumblr_memqmpz5vE1qd8p0ko1_400Everyone can take pictures or even have a semi-professional camera at hand, but not everyone can capture raw moments in stunning and visually provoking ways. Randolph Garrett, 28, a native from Oxon Hill, MD does just that. Randolph (Randy) has continue to make strides with his photography in fashion. Randy focuses on capturing an expressive point of view utilizing natural lighting, angles, space, and his innate talent with the lens. Get to know what inspires Randolph and expect great things from this talented photographer!

What made you want to pick up a camera?

Me honestly, I loved taking pictures of myself. As vain as it may sound I was fascinated with making goofy faces and plastering it all over social networks at one point. It evolved to me taking goofy pictures of friends and family at social functions. From there some how I stumbled into the realm of fashion photography, I still don’t believe it myself.   
I will say the moment I wanted to be a photographer artistically and professionally is when I did a random photo shoot with my little sister as the model. Seeing her transform from this quiet and reserved young girl to a confident and beautiful young woman effected me in such a way that I can’t even put it into words. Honestly I think I had an epiphany, I hate using that word though, it sounds so  dramatic.
tumblr_mezc6js5Od1qd8p0ko1_400If you had to describe your work with one word, what would it be and why?

Natural. In the majority of my work, no one poses. I always tell everyone while I am shooting “I’m not here, don’t pose, act natural.” Being natural is key with me, I aim to capture that element and I think it comes across very well in my work.

What’s been your most embarrassing experience on a shoot? 

Imagine rain, a small hill, slippery grass, mud and me sliding towards the model while shooting them. Luckily the model and stylist had great reflexes and saved my camera, everyone else was okay too. Interestingly though, I wasn’t too embarrassed.  

What inspires you to create art and what keeps you focused on your craft? 

Inspiration comes to me in many different forms, there is no one solid source for me. For me Inspiration has more to do with me having too many ideas in my head and the need to get them out.
What keeps me focused is my team, my family and my friends. When your art is also your business its very easy to lose focus in the art and let the business aspect consume you. When the business gets me by the neck It can be easy to lose sight of why I became a photographer in the first place. On those rare occasions their support always puts things right back in perspective.

What’s your favorite drink, cocktail? 

I’m simple, cranberry & vodka, Ciroc preferably, you can never go wrong with that. 

If you had one “lesson from happy hour” or lesson you’ve learned in life from your friends, what would it be? 

Life has taught me to never get comfortable, its a disease and once you’ve got it, it’s hard to shake.

Explore Randolph Garrett’s professional portfolio and get in contact with him at his professional site HERE.



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