5 Minute Interview: Christopher Algar
Alvin: Who are you, what do you do, and what do you enjoy most about it?
Christopher: I’m Christopher Algar and I’m a freelance photographer from the South East of England, I mainly work with bands and musicians, what I love about it is being able to create something interesting that others can enjoy.
Alvin: Pick any man in the world as your role model who would it be and why?
Christopher: My role model would have to be Joey Lawrence, he’s a photographer from Brooklyn and as produced some truly inspirational work, when I view his photos it always pushes to go out with my camera and better myself.
Alvin: Being a photographer is hard work in your opinion what skills or talents are most essential today?
Christopher: Being a photographer is definitely hard and it’s only going to get harder with more and more people trying their hand at it, it’s also difficult to get noticed as it’s such a popular profession and hobby but if your images have a clear interest or particular style after time people will begin following your work.
Alvin: What do you wish to accomplish 1 year from today?
Christopher: In a year’s time I will have completed my first year at the University of Lincoln studying Graphic Design and I hope to promote my photography as much as I can, working for magazines, attending events and producing some of my best work. This year has been a real success and I never could have imagined the amount of interest my photography gained, so if next year is as good I will be very happy.
Alvin: What has been your largest step to manhood?
Christopher: I think I will be facing my largest step in 2 weeks when I go off to University; it’s going to be a massive change after living in the country with my family to living in the centre of Lincoln with hopefully people who will become my closest friends.
Alvin: What has been the best advice you’ve received about being a man?
Christopher: The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.0