In his pursuit to become a musician, Barry Morgenstein discovered a career path that created a better living for him while allowing him to keep close to his music roots – that career was photography. Since he “put down the guitar and picked up a camera” Barry has been unstoppable – photographing musicians and celebrities like Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep and Paul McCartney. Barry tells us about his journey to becoming a true rock star in his photography career.
When did you discover your passion for photography?
When I was a teenager into my early 20s, I was a musician. I played guitar in a band. I loved music, but realized I did not have the talent to become a professional musician. I started taking photos of my friends that were musicians and realized through my love of music, I had a talent as a photographer and was able to capture musicians.
What made you decide that this is what you wanted to do full-time for a living?
What do you love about your job?
What’s been one of the proudest or most memorable moments in your career so far?
If you could go back to the early days of your career, what advice would you give yourself?
Do you have a particular style of photography?
Who are some of your favorite photographers that you look to for inspiration? Just starting out in your career or still today?
If you sense nerves, what do you do to make your subject feel more comfortable in front of the camera?
What’s your favorite camera to shoot with?
What is one tip you’d give someone who’s just starting out their career as a Photographer?
Work as an assistant and just keep shooting until you discover your own style.
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