Interview with Sean Mundy

We seek the most talented photographers on the planet and ask them to share a bit about themselves and their creative process. Today we have the pleasure of learning more about Montreal-based photographer and digital artist Sean Mundy.

What’s the one quote that always fires you up?

SM: “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.”

Always inspires me to be less lazy and try to get more work done whenever I can.

Do you have any particular habits that are a part of how you begin your creative process?

SM: I sketch out most of my ideas to shoot so I can refer to them and slowly build up to actually shooting the image after preparing whatever I need to prepare to shoot the image. Drawing them let’s me have something to aim towards when shooting; sometimes things don’t work out or just aren’t possible, but usually it helps a lot to have a sense of direction with what I’m going for in the process of creating an image instead of figuring things out while shooting.

What do you do when you hit a wall during your creative process?

SM: I try to look at a lot of different styles of art that aren’t really what I would normally look at, and listen to different genres of music, overall I just try to digest different or new art to open myself up and become inspired by anything.

What’s your favorite photo you’ve ever captured and why?

SM: Probably Sigil. It’s my favourite because I went into creating the image not expecting it to turn out at all, but to my surprise it worked out pretty well in the end, and it turned out to be one of my more popular images. This image working out gave me a lot of confidence to try more difficult things with my photos, so it’s definitely my personal favourite.

What book would you recommend any creative person read?

SM: The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

You can view more of Sean’s work at his website.

Dane Johnson

Dane Johnson is Editor of PHLEARN Magazine, where he helps creatives share their stories. As an amateur coffee connoisseur and inquisitive traveler, he accepts most assertions of his hipster-ness and millennialism without flinching.

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