Ep 69 - Lawrence Furzey, Celebrity Photographer

 

“I really did put all my eggs into this basket and haven’t thought about anything else.”

- Lawrence Furzey, The Monica Kade podcast

 

You’re listening to Episode #69 with celebrity portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer Lawrence Furzey

Lawrence is one of those people that you feel like you’ve known for years. (And, it’s not often they turn out to live on the same street! He does. We do.) Our conversation was like sitting down over a coffee with a friend to catch up.

Despite having shot celebs Musicians, Yoko Ono, Joel Madden, Michael Buble, Marcia Hines, Banks, Miss Universe: Jen Hawkins, Chefs Pete Evans & Adriano Zumbo, Actor Kate Richie, The Bachelor Tim Robards and many more; he remains down to earth. This guy is the real deal. You can tell he’s head over heels in love with what he does. 

Lawrence’s unique style is what caught my attention. If you haven’t seen his work yet, you can visit his website, for ocean snaps and his Instagram page. Be prepared to be captivated and moved.

 

In this episode we talk about:

> When his love affair with photography begun.
> How his photographic style came about.
> What entices him to ‘bring the surrounding landscape into play with the person’ he’s capturing.
> The celebs he’s photographed and which of them surprised him most.
> How he prepares for a shoot.
> His process of creating a comfortable environment with his clients.
> Whether he favourites any of the areas he shoots: music, travel, lifestyle and commercial.
> Can anyone learn to take a great photo?
> Does he miss shooting on film?
> What life would be like if we could step behind his eyes for a day. 

 

Signature Questions:

> If he could attempt a different career, what would he try?
> The piece of wisdom or advice he’s been given in his career that has served him?
> What moves Lawrence Furzey?