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Cam Kirk, Unofficial Photographer of Atlanta’s Rap Elite: Digging Through the Greats

Each week, Green Label invites a visionary photographer, filmmaker, designer or artist to dig through their folios and tell the story of their favorite works. This is: Cam Kirk.

I love being able to capture moments that mean so much to the world. I love being able to document history, in a certain place and time, that people can go back and reflect on years from now. People can hop in a time machine and go back to that moment just by looking at one of my photographs. It means a lot to me.

There’s a crazy amount of work you have to put into this job. It’s a lot more than what people think. There are a lot more factors that determine your position in photography than just what you do with the camera. There’s an education level that you have to attain that stretches across the entire industry, not just photography. I have to learn how the music industry works, how the media world operates, and I have to study the art of photography.

Never stop educating yourself on the industry and on the camera. At the same time, try your best to develop your own style of shooting, even if it’s unorthodox. It may take a while to figure that out, but once you do, truly exploit it to the fullest, so that people can recognize you for a specific thing.

The most important thing in photography, and any entrepreneurial pursuit, is to work hard. Work extremely hard.

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