Franz Weber, an introverted 22-year old Manila-based still life and portrait photographer, says photography is what brings him out of his shell.
He started taking photos back in high school and it was in college when he was able to kickoff his career. An internship with a magazine photographer introduced him to the industry. Now that he graduated Marketing Management in De La Salle University, his love for taking photos continue to live on.
Photography is what he does for his passionrather than for a living.
Starting out, he had no models. So he had to make do with what he has by using things around the house (like the kitchen) and finding food as his subject. Rather than fellow photographers, he takes more inspiration from graphic designers by working around shapes and colors. So when you check out his instagram–you’ll see lots of shapes represented by snacks and kitchen essentials with various colors to give these subjects life.
Just as to where he gets his inspiration:
“Manila can be gray and bland, but it takes something special to actually bring out the color in it.”
This is what Franz aims to brings out: the fun and interest in boring things (that just need a little push).
A lot of times people follow trends, but he says otherwise: “Go out and try new things. Standout, find what you’re good at and make it your thing.” Undoubtedly, colorful has become his trademark. This is why once you’ll see his pool of work, you’ll remember him right away for the vibrance his feed gives off. The way he interestingly and innovatively makes lifeless objects seem alive by making it speak for itself makes him standout. It sure looks like a bright future ahead for this artist.