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Where are you located?
Currently, I’m right outside Austin, Texas.

Prince Rama

Prince Rama

How is it there for music photography?
Incredible. I’ve seen more bands here in the year I’ve lived here than anywhere else.

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How did you get your start taking pictures?
I was in the Graphic Design program at the university I attended, and ended up meeting a girl in the photo program in one of my Art History classes. We hit it off and since I can’t draw well, I took a liking to using a camera to capture what I was seeing.

Did you go to school for it?
After I was exposed to photography, yes. I ended up changing my major and graduated with honours in 2013.

What are your main influences?
Fashion photography and fine art. I read and visually absorb a lot of information. I pick up on details; the environment I’m in has a energy.

How do you prepare mentally for a shoot?
Honestly, I don’t. I might feel out a space, but that sense is what pushes me to engage.

Swans// Prince Rama // Swans

Swans// Prince Rama // Swans


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Pharmakon Pharmakon

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Do you have a routine for shooting a show? What is it?
No. I don’t feel the need to map out or even plan for a show outside of what film I choose to bring, if I’m not shooting on my phone.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting into photography?
Experiment. I didn’t develop my collage work until I was incapacitated after a car wreck. And SLOW DOWN. It takes a while before you feel comfortable with your camera and shooting, so take that opportunity to learn. It comes back around as instinct.

If you were alive before cameras existed, what do you think you would be doing?
This is an interesting question. Perhaps drawing or painting.

What do you want to be doing in 5 years?
No one knows what tomorrow brings, so I’ll just say, finally happy with what I make and myself.

Oklahoma City House Show Oklahoma City House Show

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See more of Aliester Meek’s work here on his website or here on his instagram.

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