We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexey Bever and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexey, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by many people, things & places. As a photographer, i’m looking for anything to make the image that I have in my head just different from what any other photographer may be thinking. This can be the angle, edit style, composition and so much more. When I was first beginning my photography path, I would for sure say I had inspiration from a photographer named Clark Little. He was a fellow water photographer and that got me to get into ocean photography. I then branched out to other photographers from all over but mostly local. The friends who I capture with today give me a ton of inspiration; with its from an image they just shot or a spot they showed me. This year, I would say the most inspired idea I had was since we are all staying social distant. What kind of image can I create from either being at home like macro photography. Using stuff around my house to create an image no other person has seen. I have never done macro photography and it is now a part of photography I really love dabbling into. It’s a part of photography that is interesting to learn and how to create such images.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a constant growing photographer, I came from the ground up. I learned the ropes of photography just by watching videos online and then making friends from there. I am proud that my passion of photography has brought my work to restaurants, galleries, showcases, stores and even on TV. The work is always fun! Of course challenges are in the way, with its from Mother Nature not giving us light on some days, a client cancelling or your camera breaks. Challenges are just a speed bump and once you’re on the other side you look back on it and laugh. You broke through that course and your on another path to climbing higher. My first phrase I came up when I began my photography is, “enjoy the paradise”. I said that because I want who ever sees my work, wherever you’re may be in the world to enjoy. You can be in a dark place, I want to enjoy the sight of my work. You never know if I can just help lift your spirits up a tad bit.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My go to spots lately have been Dana Point and Laguna Beach. A local place to enjoy the sights. Every road bring another view you may see something different. For sure eat local at the mom and pop places. They bring some local great bites to the towns. It supports them and you know you will be coming back for more on the next time around. The locals in the towns are always friendly. I have never dealt with someone who was never nice. They always have a smile from passing or a friendly wave. Visit the coves in Laguna as you will find some amazing waves to ride or a place away from the big beaches that everyone goes to.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say that this year has been a hard year, not much business coming around. I want to shoutout my local photography friends who all came together and pitched in on giving one another the word of photography jobs around the local area. We all shared profiles to help promote their photography so people around can see their work so they are not missing on the amazing creations these photographers are working on. A HUGE shoutout to all family & friends during our times of staying home, all showed me love on social media for liking, commenting and sharing my work around pages and profiles all around. It makes me smile seeing you all spreading my passion.