About two years ago I discovered Tim Navis. His work is a huge inspiration to me. I love how beautifully he captures things, from women, to landscapes, to architecture. To me he has a very distinct style that I can notice anywhere. His work has inspired me for a long time, and his post production is always so perfect to me.
I got the chance to interview him several months ago, and he really is quite an interesting individual. He started out as a painter, but decided to switch to photography after shooting photos of a friend and realizing he could create the images in his head better with a camera than he could with a paintbrush. He loves shooting landscapes because it gives him a chance and a reason to travel, but he also loves shooting women, and said, "I also love editing skin. I’m not sure why but I love sexy skin." I found that funny, because most people I know dread working on skin. He currently lives in LA but is constantly traveling, and earlier this year he went on a trip with some other creatives to Iceland. Tim told me, "Shoot because you love it and learn something new from every shoot. Oh, and make a lot of mistakes." Those are some excellent words to grow from in my opinion.