When I started taking photos I never thoughtI would be where I am today 6 years down the line, helping other entrepreneurial types start up their own daunting journeys into the unknown world of business. Giving them guidance, tips and creative development growth is one of the most rewarding ways that I can impart my experience and help the less confident gain the confidence to get out their and JUST DO IT.
Mine own business started from a humble concept, improving my portfolio. I decided I wanted to diversify my portraiture as I had bought a camera before I left London and wanted to have some fun with it. I made a group on Facebook and appealed for volunteers to throw themselves in front of my camera. I vowed to exhibit the results in an exhibition(also another fear of mine that I had shyed away from in recent years)
The response was unbelievable for me, whenever I went out people would approach me, know my name and say that they were keen to be photographed. The response for the exhibition was fantastic, cues out the door, and you could hardly move around the exhibition space. Off the back of the response I decided to launch Iris Aperture Photography... and the rest is history.
Check out this video of the night filmed and edited by Jen Preece my lovely talented cousin.