25 Jan Felix Mooneeram

Source: Fujifeed

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.

 

 National Theatre, London - Fujifilm X-T1 & XF50-140mm F2.8 OIS

National Theatre, London – Fujifilm X-T1 & XF50-140mm F2.8 OIS

 

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.

 

“I believe that capturing people in the frame helps to connect the viewer with the scene, not only in terms of scale, but also on a human level. It helps people imagine what it would be like to be in the frame themselves.”

Where can we see more of your work?

My website has most of my work, but check my Instagram for my new content and my travel shots too.

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