With an eye for the details that turn a simple photo in to a story, David Naman has been breaking new ground with his camera since 2005.
Though formally trained, he has never stopped self-educating; experimenting, studying, and practicing. The results speak for themselves. Images that capture each unique body, highlighting the curves and individuality of each subject.
Nature features strongly in photos – natural lighting, unusual shaping and all kinds of weather inspire him. He has no plans to slow down, except to admire the scenery and shoot it. To view more of David’s work visit his website HypnoticPhoto.ca
Q & A with David Naman
Surrey604: What inspired you to leave the business world behind and jump into photography?
Naman: I had many people around me tell me that I had a great eye for photography and I should pursue it. I didn’t think much of it at the time but … my other half had bought me a beginner photography class for my birthday! After my first class everything changed! I had found my passion!!
Surrey604: You have traveled around the world and won many awards. What does that feel like? Any highlights you would like to share with us?
Naman: While I was heading to the International Photography Award Gala in Austria … I started to get emotional ..thinking of how far I have come! I was in the presence of some of the world’s top photographers, and having won a Gold Metal!! It was surreal!!
Surrey604: You have shot quite a few personalities locally as well as a lot of art work. Is there a particular shoot that stands out more than others?
Naman: Its hard for me to choose as I look for something special in each subject to shoot! But if I had to choose …. I would say the experience of shooting with black light and the transformation of color.
Surrey604: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Naman: I see myself doing much more elaborate photoshoots and have my work in more international shows!
Surrey604: Who are you favourite photographers?
Naman: There so many amazing photographers that it would be very hard to select one.
Surrey604: If you could shoot a celebrity dead or alive who would it be?
To name a few…..
Surrey604: What advice would you give to aspiring photographers?
Naman: If you’re trying to do this as a business … you need to be original and outstanding. You need blaze your own path!!! There is a lot of talent out there!