Today we’re talking with David Bean, a photographer and AVVAY Pro from Nashville, Tennessee. David, a former graphic designer, gets a lot of his inspiration from watching movies. His movie inspirations probably explain why his camera bag is stacked with a crazy amount of gear. Keep reading to learn more about his creative process.
“I can’t see myself ever getting burnt out on photography. I really love my career!”
What person or experience initially got you interested in pursuing your art?
I originally was a graphic designer and I would sometimes take photos for my designs. Slowly I got burned out on the whole design process and decided to pursue my photography full-time. That was 14 years ago. I can’t see myself ever getting burnt out on photography. I really love my career!
How do you find inspiration to stay creatively fresh from project to project?
I get a lot of inspiration from watching movies. Cinematic lighting can be so majestic. I like to try to copy those moods and feelings in my photos as much is possible. Usually lighting is what inspires me more than anything. I’m also constantly inspired by fashion. I have my own visual style, but I’m always slightly tweaking it to stay fresh.
What’s in your camera bag?
Is there any new gear or technology that you have your eye on this year?
If you could share one piece of advice with up and coming photographers, what would it be?
What is one area of your work or field you would love to grow in this year?
I primarily do entertainment and advertising work and that what’s I really love to do more than anything. So I’d love to do more of what I’m already doing, but for new clients that I’ve yet to work with; like Vans, The Gap, VW, etc.