Use Your Talent to Move Places in the World that You Want to Be w/ D’Artagnan Winford
Episode 52: D’Artagnan Winford
In Episode 52 of the Portrait System Podcast, D’Artagnan Winford reveals how he is able to create soulful, intimate, beautiful works of art for his clients in his natural light studio in Mississippi.
In this blog, you’ll find links to D’Artagnan’s amazing work on the web as well as his answers to some bonus questions. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear his warm and engaging conversation with Nikki Closser. You’ll find out how he found out about his gift for photography, figured out how he can best share it with the world, and used his talent to move to places in the world that he wanted to be.
Get to Know D’Artagnan Winford
Q: Most artists have a point in their life when they knew this was meant for them. Do you have that moment?
A: I knew this was my calling when I received an unrequested video testimonial from a client who unbeknownst to me had had some mental health issues. She told me about how the photos that I showed her on the back of the camera made her feel beautiful and brought her confidence. I knew then that my talent was meant to touch people.
“I knew then that my talent was meant to touch people.”
Q: What does the Sue Bryce Education community mean to you?
A: I love the community and the comradery it brings. I’m always encouraged to see people post their sales and accomplishments.
“I love the community and the comradery it brings.”
Q: Making a connection with your subject is one of the most important parts of a great portrait. How do you make lasting connections with your clients?
A: I engage my clients from the door. We talk and get to know each other. They leave as new friends who return and send my name to their friends and family.
“They leave as new friends . . .”
Q: What fellow artists in the industry do you gain the most inspiration from?
A: Some of my favorites are Dayron Vera, Maxim Vakhovskly, Bryce Chapman and Jeremy Cowart.
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