Its been some time since we've kept up with our blog but recently we decided to catch up with one of our photographers to kick it back off. Alonza Mitchell, best known on the campus of East Carolina university for his "official" photos. Magazine quality photos is what to expect from the Sophomore Communications student from Goldsboro, NC who recently picked up the hobby of taking pictures. Now, that hobby is turning into his brand and beginning to look like a career. I have had the pleasure of being the focal point behind his lens a few times and everytime the shoot comes out flawless."If not taking pictures I love to make beats and plan out my life on how I'm going to take over the world." Lets get to the Q & A with "Official Lonzo" and see how he plans to take over the world.
How long have you been doing photography?
Since January 22 of 2017! Crazy right?
Yea, that is crazy man. So what got you started in photography?
I started photography because I've always had a plan for my life to be famous. Its so funny because photography was way at the bottom.
Exactly what it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that?
I want my photographs to say that I’m official. The way I make them say that is I work hard enough to make sure they’re in magazine format
How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
Thats dope, Youtube need to start handing out degrees, lol. Which is your favorite lens?
My favorite lens is the 50mm 1.8. It changed my life going from a kit lens and it’s not that expensive
Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?
Not really because I make everything work
When you go in one of your travels, what all you take with you?
I usually take a camera bag full of props and camera equipment such as a flash, etc. because you never know what you’ll use.
What kind of tools do you use for post processing? Explain your work flow.
I use adobe products like lightroom and photoshop and I just edit however I feel.
Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
One of my favorite photos is of my girlfriend Pooja. She has the most beautiful eyes.
Wow bro, that is pretty dope lol. So whose work has influenced you most?
In a broader aspect just great people of photography because they make me want to be great too and I try to keep up with them
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
I wish I knew how to break into the industry.
If you could shoot for anyone in the world right now, with no compensation, who would it be?
I would say Dior. Do you know how dope that will be to have a front cover magazine photo? The money and opportunities will come after!
My dream job is to work with high end magazines such as Vogue, Dior, GQ
What is your proudest moment in your photography career?
My photo was featured on Snapchat discovery page!
How would you feel if Instagram took your IG handle and gave it to Alonzo Ball?
I would be mad because I worked hard coming up with that name lol. I had it before Lonzo Ball was Lonzo Ball. Im the real Lonzo. lol
How can people get ahold of you? Social media? Email?
You can reach me on all social media platforms @OfficialLonzo
Thats a bet man, I wish you luck in all your future endeavors and I look forward to working with you again.