Intervuew with Krasi (@krasiworld)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Since I was a little girl, I’ve loved photography and would make up toys to look like cameras and pretend I was snapping amazing landscapes. I work as a part-time photographer in Surrey, UK, and although my paid work is focused on family portraits, brands, and occasions like weddings and christenings, my true love is travel photography.

Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

I was at a photoshoot in Paris about 15 years ago when I met Paul McCartney and his wife Heather at the time. And although I had my camera in my hand, I froze due to the excitement of bumping into him and forgot to ask for a picture—one of my biggest failures as a photographer.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Take time out to enjoy life. “Travel as much as you can and then travel some more “is my motto. To avoid burnout, balance is critical. As a mummy, a professional, and a part-time photographer, I understand the risks of overworking, stretching yourself, and stressing out. I treat myself to walks, the gym, meals with friends, and the opera. When traveling while working as a photographer, I have one rule: I only shoot a quarter of my day. That way, I ensure I get the enjoyment of working while playing.

None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person whom you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

There are too many people to name here! My photography mentor Stefan and my family for being patient with me.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I hope my photography inspires people to travel and experience our beautiful planet.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him “A Hepburn, I apply this to my every day as I genuinely believe it is true. Years ago, I had a boss who had a poor reputation amongst my peers and was labeled harsh, unforgiving, and impossible. I was very hesitant to work for him but decided to go ahead with the invitation to interview. After meeting him a few times through the recruitment process, I applied this saying and found that he didn’t have a bad word about anyone. I accepted the job and had two of the best years. Passion, healthy, challenging leadership, and vision were perceived as harsh, unforgiving, and impossible. The saying had helped me many times understand people before I knew them well.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

@krasiworld on Instagram

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?

I’m a part-time photographer based in the UK and have a passion for travel photography, luxurious hotels, and discovering new places.