Welcome to Photog Friday! Every other week, we will be featuring some of the amazing photographers of Girls Behind the Rock Show. Please note: submissions are open intermittently. Want to be featured? Keep your eyes peeled in the group!

Taylor Regulski – @the.camera.lady

Eyrkah Badu
Eyrkah Badu – Photo Credit: Taylor Regulski
Devin Hynes
Devin Hynes – Photo Credit: Taylor Regulski
SZA
SZA – Photo Credot: Taylor Regulski

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
I have a major love and passion for music, sports, and art in general. Photography has been my way to combine all three. In addition to the element of capturing these fleeting moments, there’s something so alluring about taking a photo and having it turn into a memory or something iconic that always resonates with me. It doesn’t matter if it’s of someone famous or something major. Every photo tells a story and that’s what I strive to do with every image I capture.

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
Sometime in high school when my grandparents and mom bought me my first DSLR. I didn’t know it at the time but it would grow into something bigger. I was always focused on playing basketball, working with politics, or writing. Photography was a hobby and I taught myself everything from mechanics, to photoshop, and even graphic design. Eventually, in college, I took a film class, became a TA, and just knew this was it. But I knew it was going to be a difficult road. I’m still striving to get to where I want to be.

Words of advice:
Never give up and always ask – the worst someone could say is no. If they do, you move on and find someone who will say yes. Keep pushing yourself and don’t be afraid to try new things. Go outside your comfort zone. I could write a book on advice and things I’ve learned that’s why I always welcome people to message me and ask me questions. I’m still learning myself!

Also, have someone who pushes you to be your best. They will see you through the hard times. For me it’s my my boyfriend. We’ve been together 4 years and we met when he would hear me tell my friends that one day I’d be photographing festivals. At the time all I was doing was taking photos on my iPhone and editing. He believed in me, he pushed me, and it wasn’t easy.

Andrea Schollnick – @adjster

Joywave
Joywave – Photo Credit: Andrea Schollnick
Maren Morris
Maren Morris – Photo Credit: Andrea Schollnick
Cole World
Cole World – Photo Credit: Andrea Schollnick

What was the first event you shot for?
The first event that I actually get a photo pass in 2012 for was The Front Bottoms at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester NY.

What are some photography goals of yours?
I would love to get published, and to shoot more editorial content. I’d also love to do more collaborative pieces with other photographers, and mixed media pieces with video incorporations.

Words of advice:
Shoot as often as you can. Learning all the technical pieces is important, but every time you shoot, you’ll learn something new too. A lot of people spend so much time on YouTube when they could be grabbing a friend and taking photos of them instead!

Rhianna Cannon – @sniperdesignsire

Bastille
Bastille – Photo Credit: Rhianna Cannon
Olly Murs
Olly Murs – Photo Credit: Rhianna Cannon
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Photo Credit: Rhianna Cannon

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
My mam. She’s a family portrait photographer and had a camera in my hand from the age of six. She inspired me to do what I do.

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
Panic! At the Disco! I have so much love for them!

Words of advice:
Do it. Focus on getting better glass (lens) rather than a better camera.