Need some inspiration? Look no further! Here’s this week’s inspirational blogpost, this time about Jon Enoch.
Jon started shooting images properly for his university newspaper. He then got a job for the local daily before shooting news for a regional press agency in the Midlands. The Times then offered him a few days a week so he moved to London and freelanced for them and AFP. Jon drifted into portraiture and features after a couple of years. He loves lighting so it was a natural progression. Jon now freelances for a wide number of newspapers, magazines and agencies.
Describe yourself in three words!
Curious, dogged and consistent.
When did you start taking photos?
I started taking photos in my mid twenties – I’m 32 now – so quite late really. I randomly won a competition – no skill involved just luck, drop your name in a box type thing – the prize was around the world plane tickets and some cash. I went for a year and took a point-and-shoot with me to take some pictures. That was when I got hooked.
What inspired you?
Looking at other peoples pictures and not knowing how they did it! I can’t stand not understanding something. I’m a bit competitive.
What image did you chose to share with us and why?
It’s the oldest picture on my website. I took in when I was still a student. I built a tank out of a old bin, cut a hole in it and used bath sealant to glue in a small plastic window and shot from underneath. It was the first real picture I took that I was happy with. It won me a fair few awards and opened up lots of doors. It looks dated now sitting along side my other work but without it I don’t think my career would be where it is. That’s the great thing about this career. You are only as good as your pictures and the only person responsible for them is you. No excuses.