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Guest Post – Thomas James Kozik

This week we’re featuring Thomas James Kozic of Kozik Photography. You can find him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kozikphotography/

Dallas
How long have you been a designer/photographer/illustrator/artist, what got you started?
Thomas
I have been doing photography seriously for about four years now. Although I have been doing it on and off for a long time before that. I suppose everybody has one way or another, simply using a parents camera. That was what got me interested in photography. The wonder of being able to capture a moment infinitely in time. In high school I had an art teacher whom inspired me to pursue the arts further. Initially I thought of nursing as my end goal. Yet in nursing I found I was experiencing to much death and pain. I loved being there to help someone but I wanted to create life. Art I have found is one way to breathe life into something cold and plain.
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kozikphotography#dogsofinstagram #utahphotography #photography #animalphotography #bwphotography
Dallas
What was your first creative memory?
Thomas
My first creative memory in regard to photography was with my Grandmother. She was showing me old photos she had. I suddenly found myself thinking of how I could make the image look better.
Dallas
Do you have any hobbies? What do you do when not working?
Thomas
Photography is my hobby and what I hope to make a full time job; I suppose in that aspect I was blessed. Although I do enjoy: reading, games, and spending time with my family (pets included).
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kozikphotography#abandoned #abandonedplaces #travelphotography #beautiful #urbandecay #california #zzyzxroad
Dallas
What do you wish you would have known earlier in your career that you know now?
Thomas
I wish I would have known and appreciated more the difficulty of going into the business. Since it seems everyone and their dog want’s to be a photographer.
Dallas
What is your approach to design/photography/illustration/artistry?
Thomas
My approach is to help others see how I see them. Some people say it is my jaded view of things, but I like to these best in everybody. I look for the aspect that makes someone truly beautiful, Through my photography I hope to capture and share it.
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kozikphotographyHad an awesome time getting to watch Hailey Knox she is an amazing singer songwriter with some beautiful vocals! #haileyknox #bwphotography #portraiture #bwportrait #clearlinklounge #musician #risingstar #guitarist #singer
Dallas
How would you describe your work and influences?
Thomas
My work is personal to the client; I will do different techniques for every client. This can vary in setting from a city to a hill filled with shrubs. I am inspired three major people: Sebastio Salgado, Vivian Maer, and Dorthea Lange.

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