On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Nick Rasmussen, a photographer and filmmaker based in NY and LA. Nick shares insight into his journey with self-awareness and introspection and how that impacts his creative process, along with why he only shoots film, not digital.
From dreaming of being a cartoonist to making movies instead of writing school papers, Nick has always walked to the beat of his own drum. He talks about his journey into film-making, photography, and even improv comedy, shedding light on how his love for comedy turned into shooting artists and people of interest in Los Angeles and New York. Nick then shares what he has learned from becoming a professional photographer, detailing clever ways to communicate with your subjects and capture candid, more natural-looking portraits.
You’ll learn how Nick uses other photographers and filmmakers as inspiration for learning new skills and discovering his unique aesthetic. Plus, Kelvin and Nick speak on how they’re staying creative during the pandemic and why it’s so important to take breaks for rest.
About the Guest:
Nick Rasmussen is a photographer and filmmaker in LA/NY, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He started photographing people in the Los Angeles improv comedy scene, while training with the Upright Citizens Brigade for some years. He used photography to get close to comedians he admired, eventually turning his camera on many of LA/NY's artists & people of interest.
Nick relies on his instinctive perception of his subjects to create narrative and emotion within his portrait, editorial and fashion work.
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Visit his website: www.bynickrasmussen.com
Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bynickrasmussen
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People + Resources Mentioned:
Armchair Expert Podcast: www.armchairexpertpod.com
Upright Citizens Brigade: www.losangeles.ucbtrainingcenter.com
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: https://bit.ly/2Vu5OZd
Tim Walker: www.timwalkerphotography.com
Annie Leibovitz: www.artnet.com/artists/annie-leibovitz
Sarah Moon: www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-moon