ERIC RAY DAVID­SON

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PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

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