When did you first know that you wanted to pursue photography as a career?
It was one of those few times in life where you have such clarity in how to go forward. A true “aha” moment if that doesn’t sound too sappy. I was a junior in college surfing the web between classes. I had been shooting for the school newspaper and really starting to fall in love with photography. However I never actually considered it as a career until this moment. I was a business student so doing something “creative” was never on the top of my job list. I figured they were all starving artists out there. But as I sat there surfing the web, checking out photography sites, I thought to myself, maybe I can do this. Maybe I can build a career around something I love and that I’m passionate about. I don’t have to follow the rules of a business student to become successful. From then on, I knew I wanted to be a photographer. The next 2 years of college, I shot constantly but continued to work towards my business degree. In those business classes, I was constantly thinking how I could apply classic business theory to photography. And my final track within the business school was small business and entrepreneurship, which most certainly is applicable to commercial photography. I was dedicated and in a furious pursuit of a career in photography.
Рэндэл Форд (Randal Ford) – коммерческий фотограф из Остина, Техас. Среди его клиентов такие фирмы как Microsoft, Dell, Pfizer, Bayer и т.д.