Christian Kozowyk Wants You To Have Fun
Next to all the challenges, there are a million wonderful aspects of being a professional photographer. There can be a lot of travel, you can photograph the most influential people in the world, you can work with really great brands. But for Christian Kozowyk it’s all about the experience of interacting with other human beings. It’s about the human experience. “I really like interacting with people and I think that’s one of the things that drew me to photography from the get go,” says Christian. “I really just enjoy spending time with people and being an active participant in life.” Photography draws Christian out into the world and as an observer he gets to share all the amazing things that he finds on a day to day basis. “When you’re going through life and you see people from afar sharing a moment – it’s like what life is all about. Spending time with people and being able to enjoy that time and pay it forward and be positive and all that,” explains Christian.
He’s all about the human experience, but Christian also recognizes that a lot of his clients are brands who are selling products. His job is often to make those products look great and create imagery around the products that show people enjoying them. And he loves it. He brings his unique form of positive imagery to these campaigns not just because he enjoys doing it but because he thinks it’s good business. “People want to see things that are hopeful and I think that brands that position themselves as a company or as a corporate entity that’s aligned with that positivity, I think that’s what helps sell the product,” says Christian. Corporate photography doesn’t have to be about a rigid brief and boardroom decided guidelines: it can be about joy and fun and excitement.
This strain of positivity doesn’t just live in his images though, Christian ensures that it’s in his working environment as well. Everyone on his team on every job must approach the work in the same way that he does, that way a workday is never a slog: it’s always a joy. “I work with really great people and really nice people and I really only work with people who have the same philosophy and make a difference in the day to day interactions that they have with people,” says Christian. It can be hard work to make work so fun, but it pays off in job after job and with client after client. The results speak for themselves.