We spoke to photographer, fashion designer and rapper/musician, Kruze aka, Orlando Beckett about his schedule, his photography equipment and some of his past and present projects.
KNEWYU: WHAT’S YOUR NAME, HOW OLD ARE YOU AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
ORLANDO: My name is Orlando Beckett but some people know me as Kruze. I am 23 years old from Wolverhampton.
K: WHAT/WHO INSPIRES YOU?
K: YOU’RE A MAN OF MANY TALENTS, WITH YOUR OWN FASHION LINE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MUSIC. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES?
K: WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE IN THE LIFE OF ORLANDO?
O: Every day’s different, but a typical day for me involves keeping myself busy and doing things that I love which will help me and others to succeed in their dreams as well as mine.
K: TELL ME ABOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH EMPIRE+. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED AND WHAT’S IT LIKE?
K: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC AND WHEN WILL YOUR NEW PROJECT(S) BE RELEASED?
O: My music is based on reality. I can rap and sing depending on what the track is based on and the emotion, also the type of message I would like to get across.
Sometimes I write music but I can also freestyle on the instrumentals to get the right theme and lyrics.
My new music is in the making so wait on it!
K: WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR? WALK US THROUGH YOUR PHOTO EDITING PROCESS.
O: I use a Lumix camera and a tripod also a go pro camera if we are at a live event. My photo editing all depends on the theme, the person who is having the photo shoot, and if the photographs are going to be publicized or for the models personal use.
K: WHAT TIPS CAN YOU GIVE TO AN ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHER? WHAT TIPS CAN YOU GIVE TO AN ASPIRING MUSIC PRODUCER/MUSICIAN?
O: My tips for other photographers/musicians is to stay focused and don’t give up!!