We had the good fortune of connecting with Serafim Mazurs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Serafim, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks has been a pertinent part of my life ever since I decided to become a professional photographer. A career in the creative field alone is a dangerous risk that takes a lot of skill and dedication to succeed in. Just out of high school, I got the opportunity to work as a creative director for a social travel agency, planning events in different countries I had never been to. As a young professional, I was assigned many new responsibilities and had to take on new risks, but this time not only for myself but for an entire team of creatives just like me. I love trying new things and facing challenges Because the return is so much more satisfying and rewarding in the end. Taking risks let me grow as a professional, as well as an individual.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My photography is both documentary and artistic, but above all, I have chosen to call myself an urban lifestyle photographer. I capture moments as they happen, the stages on which they play out, and the time spent in between. My style has heavily transitioned over quarantine from a more playful look to a high fashion sense. I love shooting with unique people, and capturing angles most would miss. I’ve learned that networking is the key in the creative field, and connections are the biggest asset to anyone like me. I have received a lot of opportunities through friends and referrals, and try to give opportunities back to new photographers as I was given in the early stages.
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?
Oh, the places you can go to in Detroit. More precisely, Eastern Market, The heart of the city with its renowned farmer’s markets, restaurants, businesses, art and culture, and more history than you can fathom. The buildings in this district are covered in murals painted by local and international artists, something I’ve never seen before anywhere else. So much history lies in this district, and I love talking to local business owners about their experiences. Now for the food, do I have a place for you. A local pizzeria, called Supino’s Pizza, Is one of the most popular dining options in all of Detroit. During the summer, the line for this pizzeria can stretch around the block, but it’s worth every bit of the wait.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out my home city of Detroit and all of the super talented creatives that reside here. I would not be where I am today without the help of other individuals like me.