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Meet Eugene Adjei

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eugene Adjei.

Hi Eugene, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I’m a photographer located in the DMV area. Taking photos of people has always been a passion of mine since I was a Child until I managed to buy my first camera in 2016 from my really good pal, Paa Kwesi Yanful (@kwesithethird), who inspired me and served as my mentor both in photography world and in real life. Before that time, I was using my cellphone in taken photos. In all honesty, nothing is more satisfying than someone entrusting you with recording a moment for them which is going to stuck with them for the rest of their life and for other generations to remember them upon these memories (Photos).

One of my most fulfilling moments in photography is when I get to meet and communicate with clients, listening to their stories about What they are looking for, how they want it to be done and getting to feel what clients feel when talking to you about a photography job. Each client have a unique story to tell and been able to be in the story with them and get to feel what they are feeling at that moment in time is truly something unique.

My photographs are created with emotions. The emotions I experienced with clients fuel my creativity, skills, and strength in making photographs.

In my free time, I am either taking photos, watching movies or hanging out with family and friends.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has definitely not being a smooth journey. I started my photography business while I was in pharmacy school in Portland, Maine. Anyone being on this path of profession knows the schooling takes a lot of your time. Time was not allowing me to shoot more and create new content and because of that, I was struggling to get clients and also not getting paid of what I was charging for because my portfolio was not up to the industry standard. Moving back to Baltimore, Maryland after school was easy for me in terms of getting clients because the market is saturated in the DMV area. It took me a while to get adjusted to the market. I had to do a lot of collaboration shoots for free to create new content and also to put myself out there.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Never give up on your dreams or talents, the road will not be as smooth as you wanted but always continue to work harder each day. But always remember, your worse or your bad piece of craft can make you go viral so show the world everything that comes out of you.

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