Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Joshua Maurer, a photographer and filmmaker.
Hi, please tell us about your journey.
It started when I first went on vacation to Asia. It was to Seoul and Tokyo. Instead of just taking photos, I had the idea that I would shoot short video clips and then edit them into a vacation video. It was a great pleasure for me.
Then I borrowed a camera from my father and started taking pictures. I explored my city and developed an eye for detail. I noticed how the street I had known for years suddenly became interesting from a different angle.
I bought my own camera and became incredibly busy with it. I never went anywhere without my camera. Taking photos or videos with my phone was no longer an option. I started taking photos on every trip, and friends asked me if I could help them with a project. They had a band and wanted a music video.
That's how I got my first video, and my enthusiasm for film and photography was unstoppable. I decided to turn my hobby into a profession.
One thing that particularly excites me about photography. Whenever I look at a photo of myself, no matter which one, I can always remember the exact moment I took it.
What inspired you to write your book, ‘Photography – A beginner's guide: Capture the beauty of your world.'
As time went on, more and more people asked me to show them how to take good photos with their camera. So I came up with the idea to write my first eBook and to give everyone who wants it an easy introduction to photography. My goal was to create a guide as direct as possible without much talk and with simple exercises to quickly understand it. Everyone should have the opportunity to capture the world from his eyes.
Any message for our readers.
I learned a technical profession and discovered art and creativity for myself. No matter where you come from, pursue your dream and do what you love. Don't let anyone hold you back.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much Joshua for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!