This week _ IN FOCUS, i bring to you two young and very enthusiastic young guys who call themselves, 2Guys With Glasses. They move from rad party, to rad party, snapping away at the LIVE entertainment, the surroundings and the people who are having a great time at these events. We bumped into them at one of these festivals and immediately wanted to do a feature on them. Take a look at what they have to say:
-Tell us about your journey to where you are today, a little background in how you started out in photography?
We met in school, and went on to play online games together regularly. At the time Adrian had started delving into photography after going on a Euro trip and after having one too many brownies in Amsterdam found a true passion in the photographic arts. Charl who at the time was also traveling abroad discovered his love for photography in Mt Ijen – a volcano in Indonesia. After realising a mutual passion we decided to team up and become what is now known as 2gwg (2Guys With Glasses), resulting in our first introductory event at Tswaing Crater Gathering which became one of our best events to date. A multitude of events later and we’ve established ourselves firmly in the scene.
-Are there any influences that have got you guys to where you are today?
The real drive comes from the will to create great photographs that really convey the experiences of the people we meet and capture moments that would otherwise be lost in the sands of time.
-Photography has many different facets to it, what part of the industry do you fall into?
As 2gwg our primary focus is Event photography.
-How would you describe your style of photography?
Adrian takes on a more candid approach.
Charl prefers to interact with people, getting up close and personal.
-To date, what has been your best/biggest achievement as photographers?
The current response from everyone has been very positive. Meeting so many new people on a weekly basis and being noticed for what we are doing is a really amazing, especially for something that so many people are doing these days.
-We came across you when we saw you at Rise & Shine, do you guys mainly do events/festival photography??
Yes that is our primary focus at present as Two Guys With Glasses
-Are you working on any projects that we might be interested in?
Adrian is working on his high fashion portfolio currently working with some of Johannesburg’s top modeling agencies and Charl has something special coming up his sleeve soon.
-Where would you like to be in 5 years time, career wise?
We want grow our current platform while diversifying our business into new areas and regions. Specifically Cape Town and the overseas market, by then we will be capable of capturing events and new experiences around the world.
-If you could do a photo shoot which anyone on earth, who would you like to shoot?
Adrian wants to shoot Cara Delevingne and Charl wants to shoot Levy Tran for Maximum magazine
-Where can people follow you?