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Get to Know the Photographer: Paul Lou

Get to Know the Photographer: Paul Lou

MODA Blog is lucky to work with a team of talented photographers. Today, we wanted to feature MODA Photographer Paul Lou.

Tell us a little about yourself!

I just graduated early (in December 2016) from the College with a degree in Economics. I’m originally from Detroit, MI. In addition to MODA, I was involved with Phoenix Development Fund and the UChicago LGBT Business Alliance. I’ll be working in finance in New York starting this summer.

Why did you pick up photography?

I’ve always enjoyed shooting photos with my iPhone on trips and of day-to-day life. I finally picked up a DSLR camera sometime my second year of college, and it’s been a hobby ever since.

Where do you draw inspiration?

I actively follow many photographers on Instagram and constantly use the “Explore” feature to find new ones. Some of my favorite shooters currently are @samuelelkins, @andrewtkearns and @franventer.

What’s your favorite shoot you’ve ever done?

I did a fun shoot with some of my friends near the Linne statue behind Harper. The golden hour lighting there is to die for.

Any advice to students trying to get into photography?

People often believe they need a DSLR camera to take quality photos, but some of the best photos I’ve taken have been with my iPhone camera. Just start shooting! The rest will follow.

 

Check out more of his work here and follow him @pvlloo on Instagram!

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