Q & A with @visualparks

Updated: Jan 22

@Visualparks (Steven Park) has recently joined our Street Team. Steven's based in West Auckland, New Zealand and has a unique vintage/dream like style to his photography. We caught up with him and asked some quick questions to get to know more about the talent behind the camera...

Hey Steven, how long have you been a photographer?

I have been a photographer for almost 4 years now. 2020 will be the start of my fourth year.

What or who got you started in photography?

I started photography by chance. I had to take photography in high school to fill up my slot in my timetable and I just got into it!

Photographer/s who inspires you?  @edomrode@hamadahideaki@samuelelkins@minhyunwoo, and @matialonsor really inspires me. Their unique styles in photography challenge me every day!

What’s in your camera bag?

In my camera bag, I have my Canon 5d mark iii, canon 35mm f1.4 prime, canon 16-35mm f2.8, Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 MK ii, canon 50mm f1.8 prime, x4 64gb sd cards, two extra canon batteries, usual camera cleaning kit, and my Sirui tripod.

What's on your mind to purchase next & what would be your dream set-up?

I am actually thinking of getting the Fujifilm X-t3 next. My dream setup would be to own all the Fujifilm & Canon lenses 📷

How important is Photoshop and or Lightroom in your final images?

Photoshop and Lightroom are very important to me because it helps me create the image that I was visualising in my head.

What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?

My advice would be to keep grinding and fully commit to it even if you don't get anything out of it. Photography is not about just taking photos but also making connections with the community. Meet a lot of people! Maybe try to find your own style of photography :) Also people say this all the time but.. go out and shoot!

If you could go anywhere for one day with your camera, where would you go - what would you shoot...

If I could go anywhere for a day, I will go to Switzerland and shoot the Jungfrau Mountain. That mountain is phenomenal.

How do you draw inspiration to be creative?

Listening to music really helps to draw inspiration from and also looking at the other art of other artists that are not just photography. I usually find myself on Pinterest though 📷

Favourite songs on your playlist right now?

Currently, most of the songs by Lauv is in my playlist.

What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?

In 5 years time, I want to have my own creative studio in NZ and start travelling around the world!

Your stuff is dope, where do we find more?If you think my stuff is dope, come check out my website! visualparks.com

Want an exclusive discount off our merch? Use code 'Steven20' for 20% off niftyfew merch at check out!

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