Today we’d like to introduce you to Vincent Christopher II.
Hi Vincent, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’ve always thought about photography throughout my life. I would jokingly tell myself,” I’d be great at this!” But I never bought a camera outside of drugstore instant cameras. My youngest brother actually bought me my first camera, a canon Ae-1 program. I came home one day and there it was.
I would the next year or so just tinkering with it. I probably shot two rolls but I lost them. I wasn’t disinterested in photography but I come from a pretty banal and mundane place and I didn’t see the value in taking pictures there. I would restart my undergraduate education after that year. The new environment energized me and I immediately began taking photos on a regular basis.
My drafting professor, who’s an architect, saw my work and introduced me to the history of photography. I would take end up taking photography about every semester until I graduated and it help my work evolve. This was the genesis of my career as a photographer.
This began approximately seven years ago. I don’t know if I am any better than when I began but I must say, it is definitely much more difficult than I thought as a child!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Overall my endeavors in photography have been pretty smooth. I would say it has been my therapist in hard times and my loyal travel companion.
It has almost always been an easy relationship because of how photographing makes me feel. Pre-internet, I remember having moments in life where I wish other people had the opportunity to see what I was seeing.
Photography allowed me to share my perception of reality in a way that words never could. I would abdicate everything for an opportunity to be a photographer full-time.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Vincent Christopher is the gateway to memories.
Its primary function and focus are making moments that reflection worthy. The arrow of time and the flow of daily activity are accelerating to a place where we no longer take inventory.
Vincent Christopher hopes to inspire people to take stock in the preciousness of their existence. The company does photography of all varieties but the ethos is centered on creating images that remind us we are alive.
What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
The most important lesson is to do the work. Don’t take a shortcut, don’t get caught up on what gear you have or don’t have, and don’t compare yourself to other people.
Be content in creating the work that gives you life through whatever means and processes you enjoy. And don’t forget to share it with others.
- Website: Vincentchristopher.com
- Instagram: @vincentchristopherkofi
- Facebook: facebook.com/vincent.cuffee
- Youtube: tinyurl.com/The-newest-video
- Other: https://vincentchristopher.darkroom.tech/