Photographing Ordinary People
Artist Interview with Khandie Khisses
Q: When did you start taking photographs? Why did you continue?
A: I could be cliché and said I started early to be fair. This was just snap shots of mostly my feet and out of focus portraits. It wasn't until I went to the military and was gifted a camera that I started to take it more seriously. Over time my work started to get some notice. I mean beyond those websites that seem to give everyone and their dog an award, I mean people wanted to buy my work and shoot with me. When I left the military and went into the showgirl world, I started to really invest in it. I have kept at photography as I want to document my life and my world in my way, leave a trail of my footsteps if I am being completely honestly and borderline narcissistic about it. Also when it comes to clients booking me, I feel it's like them asking me to be part of their forever memories, their chapter of life.
Q: Which is your favorite Lensbaby lens and why?
Q: What tips do you have for beginners just learning how to use OMNI Filters?
A: Grab the Omnis. Put your camera in to Live mode and see that effects it has. Take shots and move it. Be sure toe clean the wands...or not. I got some cool effects from them being dirty too.
Q: What is the most difficult part of being a photographer?
A: Imposter syndrome is the worst! I am slowly learning to turn it into a driving force to keep me creative but it takes time. Also understanding not all clients are the right clients for you, no matter what money they offer or don't offer.
Q: What's your favorite quote?
A: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West
Q: What is your favorite subject to photograph?
A: People. Regular people
Q: How would you describe your photography style?
A: Creative and dramatic.