Artists Unamped with Inferno Imagery
Recently, I had the chance to be a model for the photographer behind Inferno Imagery, Tyrone Stevenson, who was an absolute delight. He was open to all my thoughts and ideas, comforting and doubled as a coach. Geared up, we headed over to my grandparents house for some killer outside shots in the snow. Afterwards, we took it inside to the fireplace to defrost and capture the soft, cozy side of winter. Before he left, I had to stop him and ask a couple questions.
My biggest fear physically is electricity. Emotionally, probably going through my life and never finding someone who will actually be there. I have come to terms with this and incorporate that dark emotion into a positive energy. Gotta ride those waves, ya know?
Something no one knows about you?
I'm an open book for the most part, but most people don't know I have or know of my weaknesses. I'm a pretty solid individual, but I feel like I get put into some kind of category of having a perfect life and knowing all the answers when really I'm out here just going with the flow, while cutting my own stream.
How do you view yourself as an artist?
Weak but improving. I'm starting to fine tune my crafts and incorporating other people who are like minded. Set your life on fire — surround yourself with those who will fan your flames.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
Inspire. I want to inspire others to craft and to work and to learn to be OK when everything might not be OK. I feel like people dwell on a lot and it consumes them when in reality you can use any emotion as a influence or a motivator. Another bucket list item would have to be gain recognition for my work and craft on a higher scale. Then, hopefully my reach would be extended farther than just my community.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Carry yourself with purpose. Don't blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them. Backstory is unfortunately I have always had to maintain a high level of independence with a lack of control.
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Written by Elizabeth Ames
Photographs courtesy of Inferno Imagery