KNEWYU: SO, TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF. WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
ROCCHER: I’m Roccher Allen but people call me Chei because, more time people can’t say my name right so yeah. I’m originally from south London a place called Croydon. I’m 22, love to sleep but at the same time work hard to better myself and chase my dreams. My parents are my biggest inspiration as they have been there for me from day one and, supported every decision I make. Favourite food has to be pizza and my favourite colour is purple. I’m currently studying Architectural design technology at Wolverhampton University.
K: HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
R: I’ve always been interested in photography, looking at photographs in magazines and on the internet. Then when my friend, well sister from another MR. Miss J’l booth was expanding her brand I thought it was the perfect time to get some money together and buy myself a camera.
K: WHAT CAMERA DO YOU SHOOT WITH? WHAT DO YOU USE TO EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
R: At the moment the camera that I use is a cannon E0S 1200D and, the lens I use are EFS 18-55MM and 75-300MM. Currently I don’t really edit my photos with Photoshop or any other editing software. The most I would do is edit the lighting using Microsoft photo editing suite that was on my computer already.
K: WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE IN THE LIFE OF ROCCHER?
R: That’s a good question urmmm, well I’m not going to lie to you I’m not a morning person at all more of a night owl. so I would hit my bed for 2-3 am in the morning, then get up about 12 the next day. Then I would check my phone see what’s going on. After I would get ready for the day if I have a photo shoot, go to that, or if I don’t have much to do I would promote my page and empireplusmedia page on all the social medias. Sometimes meet with friends and family, but it varies from day to day. I try not to waste days, do something productive each day no matter how big or small it may be.
K: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT TO DATE?
R: One of my favourite projects so far would have to be the first one I did officially as an empireplusmedia member, and that was on a video shoot for K-Shots local rapper from the West Midlands. J’l booth was the videographer and, I was taking behind the scene photos. That for me was a great day as it gave me a chance to put what I have been practising, into action and show off my skills. I can’t thank her enough for allowing me to be part of the team, so many opportunities have come my way ever since that day it’s mad.
K: IF YOU COULD WORK WITH ANYONE (MODEL/PHOTOGRAPHER) ON A PROJECT OF YOUR CHOICE, WHAT WOULD THE PROJECT BE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
R: Hmmmm not sure. I’m a type of person who will work with any up and coming model/photographer or professionals so that I can improve my skills and make great connections. Everyone needs someone to believe in them and take a chance.
K: WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM LOOKING/STUDYING YOUR WORK?
R: The one thing I think I want to achieve from people looking/studying my work is human emotions. I love catching people at the most relaxed and vulnerable in pictures, because they end up the best ones.
K: WHAT TIPS CAN YOU GIVE TO AN ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHER?
R: Tips I would give to up and coming photographers are firstly buy a decent camera the more you invest in your equipment the better your photos will come out, practise practise practise take your camera everywhere with you the more you practise the better you will get and, find your own style for example how you might edit photos or how you take photos find something that will make you stand out from the others.
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