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Happy Feature Friday world! It's time to announce our latest Feature Friday creative! Up this week is photographer Bryant McCain owner of Inner Soul Images. Bryant is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Plano, Tx. Keep reading for a quick look in to Bryant's story!
Tell me a bit about who you are why you chose to become a photographer.
"I use portrait photography as a means of letting others see themselves in a way they may not thought possible. I also make pictures to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand myself, and to express my interpretation of those around me. I have to admit, I love to see the reaction of those whose photos I take. Most do not think they have the ability to look good in a photo. There is a drive to bring out the inner- being of anyone I take a photo of. Some of my work goes down the commercial path, and others explore the portrait in abstract form, and allow me to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera to create self-awareness, and get people to place prints back in the home. The digital world we live in has taken away the art galleries that I grew up with that were along that one wall in every mother’s home. Photography for me can tell a story without saying a word. If you look at all of my subjects the detail in the eyes can let you truly see the windows to their soul. With a camera I can make a portrait to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression. I can now create new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories."
What is one of the things you love most about being a creative ?
"People, and the ability to make them feel amazing."
Any advice you can offer a fellow creative?
"Do not judge yourself based upon what others do. It is very hard to do but it is possible!"
Thank so much to Bryant for being this weeks Feature Friday Creative! You can check out more of his work on Instagram @innersoulimages . Stay tuned for next weeks Feature Friday artist!
Happy Feature Friday! I hope everyone has had an awesome week, been productive, made moves, and left this week better than they started, BUT if you didn't... fear not cause its Friday. #TGIF so kick off your weekend by reading up on our latest creative and enjoy your weekend!
Up this week as our Feature Friday Creative we have Reginald Titus Jr! Reginald is an entrepreneur and filmmaker based right here in Dallas. He is the Executive Producer and Co-founder of Grind Over Matter Inc./ Grind Over Matter Films. Reginald is known for his ability to make high quality productions on smaller budgets that turn a profit. As a director he has worked on music videos, commercials, and feature length films. Reginald's first short film "Why Did You Leave?" debuted in 2009 via the web and was later submitted to the BET's Lens on talent contest. "It's Complicated", his second short film, went into production February 2013 and premiered at the Angelika Theater in Dallas Texas April 23rd, 2013. Reginald's latest project is "Natural Hair The Movie", a documentary film that dives deep into the cultural stigma, history, and beliefs of African Americans with natural hair. If you haven't seen it stay tuned for the next screening and definitely check it out!
Reginald, what do love most about being a filmmaker?
"I love hearing, and seeing the reaction from the audience when a project I've worked on is playing in a theater."
Is there any advice you can offer to other creatives out there?
Do you have any upcoming events or news where people can check out more about you and your work?
"I just recently launched a podcast on iTunes and soundcloud with Casey G. Smith helping filmmakers called "Filmmaker Commentary". We are also launching a podcast about how we created Natural Hair the Movie on May 13th."
Reginald also recently appeared on WFAA News, and sat down with Voyage Dallas Magazine for an interviews. Check them both out in the links below!
To keep up with Reginald Titus Jr. on his latest projects you can follow along via his website(s) or on social media!
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