We had the good fortune of connecting with soroush khaksar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi soroush, why did you pursue a creative career?
I think creativity never ends, you have to feel it and you need to be in a good health statement in order to create something unique in my opinion, I grow up in a none artistic family and I was far from it, but I could always feel there is something of me I took me several failures and many years of waste to find myself and to understand what I want, but at the end of the day now I can happily see all those years of hard works and confusing it paid off, now I don’t count my self as an artist but I would rather call my self a creator
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I call myself a creator in photography when u start it is very hard to keep the style you really want because you don’t have enough connections and works so people hardly trust you. another thing is that if you work in a team which in fashion photography requires it, you have to understand besides the views eyes, your team interest as well, for instance, the picture you shoot, your agency has to like it, the make should be visible because they want to use them for their portfolio as well, so you don’t have much room to be creative, of course, you can but then mostly you ended up with agency telling you it is too much and we can’t use the photos. another thing is that if you are a male photographer at least in where I live currently ( Budapest, Hungary ) it is harder to find people to find within the beginning. photography is not like other majors you don’t need to go to university to learn it, of course, you need to understand the foundation and basics but those can learn in an online course too, the best advice I can give to the people who are interested in this field is that, by doing stuff, you shouldn’t wait to get inspired or encourage to do a photoshoot but it is reverse by doing photoshoots you get more inspired to continue creating. I think what worked for me was, I usually bad at sitting and getting inspired, I mostly come up with ideas while I’m shooting, I see the set and the location, and I get inspired by what I want to do and this is what I love about it, because every time I have a photoshoot I’m so nervous because I don’t know how it goes, but after the shooting when I see everyone are happy with the result this is the most satisfying feeling you can get and I am blessed for it as a middle eastern guy living in a country with a huge background in communism, it is pretty hard to stand out because people look at you in a different way, for instance, I always had problems with finding crow for my photoshoots, and it actually made me for a period not doing photography because every time I wanted to do it, these feelings would come back and make me not do it. okay enough with bad experiences, I believe if any of those would not happen to me I could not stand where I am right now. now I am able to create what I want without any limitation and the best part of it is that people willing to pay me for it. a little advice for the people who are feeling the same way I felt is that, the ending is always good if nothing good is happening it is because it’s not the end of it so don’t lose your hope just keep continue and you will get shocked
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
that is a hard question because in Budapest there are so many places to visit, but I would start first with the most tourist places, such as Buda Castle, Hero square, the citadel after all of these I would go to Balaton a very huge lake with so many water activities, for the food some Hungarian foods like goulash or Langos and for ending Budapest well knows for their clubs and bars such as Morrison 2, Otkert and Szimpla Kert
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
the person who helped me to find my path was or still is Casy Niestat, I think he well knows enough for his video, there was a time I had to spend time for myself to find out what I truly want, and by watching his story life through his videos it encouraged me to find my path.