Today we’d like to introduce you to Josh De Napoli.
Hi Josh, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I always had an interest in photography from a young age but would go through phases with it. I also knew I wanted to be in a creative field. For a while that was drawing, music, leather making. About four years ago, I decided photography was my true calling and got obsessed and I’ve been making photos ever since.
Alright, 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?
It’s never been a smooth road. Being more on the introverted side, it has been a struggle for me to make all the connections I need to really build my brand to the level I want it to be. The pandemic also really hurt business and cut back on the amount opportunities to grow. But I’ve pushed through and things are going great now!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
So, I’m portrait, lifestyle, and editorial photographer. The Kansas City photography scene tends to shoot things very similarly to each other, not that there’s anything wrong with that, I take a very different approach in my compositions and editing style compared to them giving my images a more timeless feel to them.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I don’t think I’ve changed too much since being a kid. I’d always get hooked on something for a while, blow all my allowance on it and then move onto the next thing. I was into martial arts, photography, Pokémon, I played guitar for a while, and a whole lot of other things.
Photo of me by Kylah Clark The rest are all by me