Interview with Austin Laszewski (@austin.shotz)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I grew up a football player, so a lot of my friends were athletes. So as soon as I was done playing sports I decided the best way to stick around would be to pick up a camera and now I love taking pictures and videos just a much as I loved football.
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
I have worked with a lot of celebrities but when Tyler Herro FaceTimed my brother at a shoot to talk to him was crazy..
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I would recommend to anyone in my field to not “fall in love “with every project they do. Because if you put to much effort into one project that is a recipe for burning out.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Yea, I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the help of so many people. From friends to family I have people I can count on, but the one person who I say really turned my work up a notch would be Mike Russell. He has mentored me and really taught me the ins and outs of the whole industry. I messaged him on I stagram because I liked his work and the rest is history I’ve been going on shoots with him ever since. That’s family to me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
The more success I have it is only greater for the world fw cause I work for the people. I just try to make a good situation better or try to find the light in a dark situation. I do what I love so other people can love themselves just as much.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I’d say my life lesson quote would be “Walk by Faith, not Sight”. I actually just got this tatted on me haha. To me that quote is what it says, don’t always trust your eyes but trust and have faith in the path your taking.
.How can our readers follow you on social media?
Everyone can follow me “Austin.shotz” I post dope content and I’m just a great personality!
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I’m a celebrity/ athlete camera man with a plan and I just need one chance.