We had the good fortune of connecting with Evan Emerson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Evan, what do you attribute your success to?
I strive to be genuine, in everything that I do. Rather I’m shooting for myself or a client, I want the project to portray that unique quality that makes us who we are.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As an artist, I create my work through the visuals of photography and cinematography. It hasn’t been easy trying to differentiate myself from other photographers. I overcame this obstacle by trial and error, getting out and trying new things, and embracing different techniques. My work would be best described as natural, and realistic worlds, captured in a single moment. It’s unstated and in its raw form, hence the name of my brand, Ra Phootage Media. Over the years as I developed my work into what it is today, I learned something new about not only my camera, but myself and the endless possibilities that can be. My favorite lesson in photography: Real beauty is raw. This is the legacy that I am striving for my brand to be remembered for.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well luckily we are in Atlanta, one of the best places to try a little bit of everything. You name it: food, drinks, night life, and nature. I feel like we have it all here! We’d go shopping and people watching in Buckhead. Check out the High Museum, the world of Coca Cola and the Aquarium Downtown. The Laughing Skull in little five points has great drinks and Skyline Park at Ponce City Market has an amazing view. Just to name a few places but that’s not counting any of the festivals and events. The highlight for myself is the High Museum, and Center of Puppetry Arts in downtown Atlanta. So many exhibits in constant rotation and inspirational artist putting their passion on display and that alone ties into the beauty of Atlanta. And what makes it’s even better is that, if you don’t want to be in the crowds of Atlanta, I could always show them the outskirts where there are waterfalls and mountains trails, and other historical sites in Georgia.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shout out my wife. She has helped me through some dark times in my past and has motivated me to reach my goals and never give up.