Interview With Voyage Dallas

VD: Noah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

NW: I was somewhat of an artist since I was young. I wasn’t very good, but I found myself always drawing. It didn’t take much time to realize how good of an illustrator I was. I just really enjoyed drawing portraits of my friends and family. I was a huge fan of manga and anime at the time, so most of my inspiration came from there. Photography was one of those things that have always been around me. I was always so fascinated by still life images. It wasn’t until my eleventh and twelfth-grade year in high school that I took photography more serious. I battled between being a traditional/digital illustrator and a photographer.

Eventually, I chose photography. I started off as a photojournalist. I didn’t take the journalism class, but the teacher allowed me to participate since I was so interested in photography. Funny thing is, I got a scholarship to an art school majoring in graphic & web design. I switched programs before actually stepping foot on campus and 4 years later I’m one of the best portrait photographers in my program. It amazes me how I’ve come so far. I procrastinate so much but always made sure I can hold my own… plus others.

VD: Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

NW: I don’t know anyone who has ever had a smooth road ahead of them. I know for certain that I had to overcome so many challenges just stay afloat. I can’t stop imagining being where I am If I had never gone through those trials. As I got older I realized I had to start leaving things behind even people. It was hard but it was for the best.

VD: Noah Winston Photography – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?

NW: My business (Noah Winston Photography) officially launched somewhere towards the end of 2014. I had originally started a business in high school called, Immortal Wizard Production. It was a graphic and web design company based in Little Rock, AR. My photography business includes just me. I had planned to put together a team which included another photographer, editor, etc. but before I do that I want to make a name for myself. I want to be somewhat recognizable locally. I figure once I do that I can start looking for others to work with, then we as a team can fight our way up nationally.

I specialize in portrait and architectural photography. I’ve always enjoyed portraits of people and then I sort of found my way doing architectural photography. I wasn’t interested in urban real-estate architecture. I was more into minimalist and abstract photography. It always made me feel like I was putting together a puzzle just halfway and others had to figure out what it was. Sometimes depending on the project, I feel like if the viewer understands the artwork right away, then I’ve failed.

Besides that, I’m really happy that I actually have a business. This career of mine is still fairly new and I hope in the next couple of years it takes me where I want to be.

VD: What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?

NW: My proudest moment would have to be the exciting adventures I’ve gone on with such talented photographers in Dallas. I think those times I’ve spent hanging with my friends were the best. they helped me progress and make it this far and I feel without those moments we’ve shared I wouldn’t be half the person I am today.