It’s hard to define your style, but do you find that people are able to recognize your work by a certain look, a certain aesthetic?
Hopefully they can. But I don’t know if they do, actually, because my latest projects are dark with black backgrounds and intense colors; the older ones are more those bright ones with bursting lights. But, as I told you, it’s very difficult to put me in that box. I always try to break out of that box.
There are artists and painters who are confined to one unique style, and if they do something else people won’t buy it. This guy is known for blue pictures, so he has to do blue pictures for the rest of his life. I don’t want to end up like that even if it earns money. It’s boring.
When you finish a project, what’s the first thing you do? Do you put it on Instagram, share it online first?
No, I try not to put the newest photos on Instagram. For the Silicon Cities images, the first thing I did was enter them into awards. If you win an award or get second place, you get the photo published. If you just share it on your social media, it might get lost in the crowd.
It’s better to gain some popularity with those awards first, or perhaps with a gallery, then put it on Instagram or your website. Sometimes, I’ll put them on my website earlier because if people visit it, they already know something about me. So, sometimes I put new things there.
I use photo contests as a vehicle to publish my work. But, it costs a lot of money, of course, if you’re submitting to all the contests; there are so many of them. You have to be aware, know which ones are worth entering.