Today we’re joined by Lyric. Lyric is an amateur photographer who also enjoys dabbling in film. Their images are quite extraordinary, beautiful portraits mostly of nature. If their work is anything to go by, this is a photographer with a very bright future. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I am a photographer and I edit CMV’s
What inspires you?
Nature and conventions: My first convention lots of people were interested in what I do and wanted to who and what I identified as.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I started off as a musician but when my teachers got rude I decided to switch to a skill that didn’t really require a teacher. I could pick and choose what I wanted to photograph or film, I didn’t have any limits.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in our work that you’d be willing to reveal?
Whenever I do nature photography I try to find some angle that adds sun rays or rainbows in to the camera lens.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
If you like something just go for it choose and do your own thing, not everyone will like it but you will find someone (even multiple people) who will love it as much as you.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Yes, quite a bit however I don’t let it really bother me they just think differently I suppose and yeah maybe I can teach them but usually they’re not open to that. So let them be ignorant and let you be kind and accepting
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
As a demisexual probably that I’m saving myself for marriage. I mean yes, I probably have a deep connection with that person but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other people that I can form deep bond with either.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Don’t beat yourself up over it, don’t dwell on it. For a while I thought I was broken because I didn’t like or feel an emotion towards sex. Read what you can about what you know. Most likely you’ll learn more about others things as well.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I’m currently just on Tumblr, where I have a My Photography tag but I hope that soon I can open my own website.
Thank you, Lyric, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.