Chance Nkosi Gomez
How did you get your start in photography?
An elective photography class in high school was my core exposure to photography. I quickly adjusted to the basics of learning how to operate a DSLR camera system as well as controlling light.
How would you describe your photography style?
Abstract, Minimal & Surreal...some shots also come off melancholy.
You recently released a photographic book entitled "Follow me I'll be right behind you," can you tell us about the concept behind the title and how it correlates with the photography?
The title was inspired by double entendres. It can be interpreted two different ways. The pieces in the book can also be explained in more than one way, some purposely lacking captions so that the viewer has creative freedom to understand how he/she feels personally.
What is your personal process to capture a great photo?
I am a conceptual photographic artist. A lot of the pieces that involve human subjects were premeditated before shooting. Over the years I've molded my signature look by working with negative space and simple primary or secondary colors. Industrial, Rustic and Vibrant scenes are what I'm keenly attracted to shooting. I rarely work in the studio and spend a lot of Mornings outside capturing the new days white and blue rays!
What other photographers have influenced you the most? How has their influenced shaped your craft?
Modern-day Geniuses: Arielle Bobb-Willis & Brooke DiDonato Past Revolutionaries: Minor White & Alfred Stieglitz
What are some of the challenges you have faced as a photographer?
My most significant barrier is the art community in Miami. I honestly don't feel that the galleries/events in Wynwood are in full support for LOCAL Artist. It's difficult to get gallery representation without a NAME already.
What's next for Nkosi?
I'm currently in pursuit of finishing an Associates major in Photographic Technology at Miami-Dade College. Once completed, I'm heading to the UK (London) to work on my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (BFA). The art community is thriving there, I've personally experienced it myself visiting communities like Brixton and parts of central London.
What quote or motto do you live your life by?
"Ahambramasmi" - I am the core being of my ultimate reality the root and ground of the universe and the source of all that exists.