25 Jan Felix Mooneeram
Felix is a freelance architecture photographer from the UK with a background in graphic design. He has a clear and defined aesthetic and an eye for finding great compositions.
How did you transition between working as a graphic designer to being a freelance photographer?
I was working at a cool studio called Modern Designers in the creative district of Manchester. We were doing a lot of marketing campaigns and exhibitions for galleries and we were using photographers all the time. I ‘d always thought that I’d like to take pictures for a living; but working with great photographers as a designer really made me go for it.
Seeing the images that they were creating out and about, meeting new people, going to cool locations – it just seemed so much more exciting and more appealing to me than a 9-6 job sat at a desk all day.
Don’t get me wrong; I love graphic design and the creativity it allows you to work with – but I just couldn’t see myself working behind a computer screen every day for the rest of my career. I wanted to be on the other end of the exchange. I wanted to be sending my photographs to designers for them to use; not the other way around.
I also think I liked the idea of not being pigeonholed into one creative output. I think there is too much belief in creative industries that you are trained to do one thing and that you’ll just do that for the rest of your life. I don’t think that creativity should be limited to one job role, one output. If you have a passion and (a bit of) skill for other creative outlets – go for it! There’s nothing stopping a designer becoming a photographer, or a photographer becoming a furniture designer.
Where can we see more of your work?
Felix Mooneeram posted on Fujifeed on .