Quinn Kirby of Quinn Kirby Photography: 5 Things Anyone Can Do To Take Stunning Photos
Always make time to add to your creative compost bin. I was complaining to my partner one day about how I felt lazy. I was playing video games, watching television, and not much else. Not only did he tell me that what I was doing was important for my health, but it was also helping develop my creativity. He said that everything we consume goes into our compost bin to be recycled into inspiration for our own work, whether we know it or not. It changed how I feel about rest.
As a part of my series about “5 Strategies To Take Stunning Photos” I had the pleasure of interviewing Quinn Kirby.
Quinn Kirby is the owner and founder of Quinn Kirby Photography in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Quinn is a creative for creatives and captures life as art. Quinn has won multiple photojournalism awards and has been featured on several websites for their editorial and portrait work, as well as a handful of gallery showings.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Growing up, I had no idea what I wanted to do, solely because there was so much I wanted to do. I wanted to be a firefighter, then I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, then a singer/songwriter, an author, a screenwriter, a director.
Eventually, I realized I could connect to all of these things through photography. The one common thread in all of my interests growing up was that there was a human aspect to everything; pushing the limits of what the human body could do, exploring the human mind, bringing people together. I’m an introvert, but I’m an introvert who loves people, and that’s why I belong behind a camera. Through my art, I’m able to connect to people and present them as their best selves.
Photography gave me the ability to blend all of the passions I’ve ever had into one.