ERIC RAY DAVIDSON
Having shot covers for our cousins over at US GQ, we enlisted Davidson to photograph Joel Edgerton (p140). “He’s an immensely talented actor and director,” he reports. “It’s always a great experience to photograph a subject whose work you admire.”
YOU’VE TURNED THE LENS ON A LOT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE – WHO DID YOU ENJOY SHOOTING THE MOST?
I’ve had so many favourites, but I would have to say that UFC fighter Conor Mcgregor definitely stands out as being one of the most fun to shoot.
GOT ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO FOLLOW IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC FOOTSTEPS?
Take photos all the time, try new things, and don’t be afraid of failure – it’s the best way to learn.
MAKES SENSE. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES PEOPLE TEND TO MAKE?
Not trying new methods or making an effort to evolve as an artist. It’s also important to be patient and give your career time to develop. It shouldn’t be about getting there the fastest but getting there in the best way for you.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
All the different people I get to meet and work with. Pushing yourself to perpetually improve and learn new things is a great challenge – and each success is incredibly gratifying.