Up close and personal with Brandon Woelfel
Some people just succeed to inspire others, and their following keeps growing. Instagram sensation Brandon Woelfel is first out in our series about inspiring people. Brandon has a sensational eye for photography and his post production skills are just stunning. With a following on Instagram exceeding 405 000 people, and still growing it fast, Brandon shows us how great photography is done.
We had the pleasure of working with Brandon at Governers Ball in New York City in the beginning of June. He is an amazingly cool guy with tremendous skills, and he also has a great sense of style himself - perfect to capture the Andreas Ingeman lifestyle. His visual eye is impressive, and it keeps inspiring over and over again. We asked him a few question to get his perspectives, and to get to now him a bit better, and we also included some favorite photos from his Instagram.
So Brandon, how would you describe yourself and how does it reflect in your photographies?
I would describe myself as a creative person who thrives around people. Collaborating with other creatives really boosts my quality of work. Being able to bounce ideas off one another is a necessity for a project!
And how would your friends describe you?
My friends would probably describe me as a creative person who's always down for an adventure!
Tell us about why you started doing photography
Always being involved in art when I was younger, I was (and still am) searching for new mediums that interest me. Following all various photographers on Instagram years ago, I thought why not give it a try. Having my main source of inspiration come from Instagram, I would definitely say this not so little app anymore was the reason I started taking photos.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration when it comes to photography?
I have so many forms of inspiration when it comes to photography, it's hard to narrow it down to just one. Inspiration can come from anywhere but when choosing a specific photographer, I strive for someone who isn't just creative but is also very hardworking at their craft.
Describe the perfect shoot
The perfect shoot for me would have to be right after the sun sets, with many of my good friends just having fun, bouncing photo ideas off one another to create a magical moment.
Photography seems like a big part of your life, what do you do when your time is not spent on photography?
Photography is definitely a huge part of my life. When I'm not shooting or editing I love going on little road trips with friends! Whether it be an hour away or the next state over, it's always awesome to experience new settings with great people.
What is your best advice for aspiring photographers?
My best advice for aspiring photographers is to continue to create content. If it's what you love it'll find its way into your daily life. Starting to view everyday objects or locations as a new photoshoot setting and how you could mentally get the best shot even without a camera in hand is a great way to start!
You have achieved so much at a young age, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hopefully see myself still doing what I love, photography. Working with awesome brands to create some amazing content!
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to be able to continue partnering with other creatives and companies, making a living off my passion in life.
What person do you really really really want to take a photo of? And why?
I have a few models in mind when thinking of my dream person to shoot! A few include (by Instagram handles) @marooshk @hologrvphic & @pyperamerica. All these people are amazing models but also seem super genuine!
What is your favorite camera to shoot with?
My go to camera is my Nikon D750, I use that camera for almost every shoot!
Instagram accounts everyone should follow, and why?
Some of my current favorite Instagram accounts are @waitingontheworld, @hinfluencercollective & @zachallia. Whether it be a feature account or a photography account, those users inspire me daily to keep creating.
What is your favorite photo, and why?
My favorite photo I've taken changes with time as I go on more and more shoots. This image is a recent favorite and I think if you look at it long enough could really create a personal story to whoever is viewing it.
Brandon is truly an inspirational and genuine human being, and his professionalism and creative mind is making him a great photographer to work with, and a guy you should be following. We will definitely work with him again.
Our top 5 photos from Brandons Instagram: @brandonwoelfel
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