Tori Wright // Spotlight Interview // Circle Of Inspiration
Tori is a photographer and designer with a unique lens to her work. Utilizing her experience as a model, and her degree in graphic multimedia design, the pictures captured by Tori are truly a culmination of following her heart and pursuing her passion with confidence.
Describe who you are and what you do:
Hi. I’m Tori, a native St. Louisan. I fit in the box of the typical cat loving creative, but my style is far from basic. I take fresh and modern glamour portraits, headshots, commercial and branding images.
What drew you to your particular creative outlet?:
I was drawn to Photography after spending 12 years on the other side of the camera as a model. It was almost like a very long internship. I was able to work on many sets and I soaked in tips from a variety of photographers, unbeknown that I would become one myself. Pair that with my degree in art and graphic/web design and it was a perfect fit!
When did you decide to pursue your passion?:
I purchased a camera in July 2019 learned to use it and then launched a business. It feels like it all happened over night.
Where do you draw inspiration from?:
I draw most of my inspiration from color! I’m not afraid to work with color. Bold and bright colors are my favorite. Then I find inspiration from whimsy, patterns, and light. I also get a lot of inspiration from the person that I’m shooting. Their vibe and their personal story are always a great starting point.
What is the biggest lesson that you have learned on your creative journey?
There is no better feeling than executing your creative vision.
What are you currently working on?
Exploring the possibilities of what I can create within my new studio.
Any words of advice for someone getting started in your field?
It’s expensive. Don’t get caught up in buying a ton of gear. Learn your equipment and use what you have until you have reached it’s limits. Understand why you are limited, then make purchases and upgrades that allow to you surpass those limitations.
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Photo cred: Tori Wright