Profile: Austyn Weiner

PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU SHOULD KNOW: Austyn Weiner – Art Photographer

Who are you?

I have a vision and will not let the boundaries of reality stop me. I think like an artist, and execute like a businessman. My mind refuses to exist within parameters, therefore it wanders and experiences as much as possible. I am so many different people and many different personalities, always bouncing from one interest to the next; this is why it is so clear to me that photography is the one consistency that aligns the rest of my world.

What do you do in real life?

Spend time with the inspiring individuals I call my friends & Wreck as many surfaces with paint as possible

What do you like most about what you do?

Capturing moments, snatching memories, and recording people without ever getting in trouble…It is art and I am inspired everyday.

What is your process?

My process consists of one big scavenger hunt. Searching for the next thrill, the brightest color, the oddest situation, and placing myself there. I soak it all in, and move on to the next one.

What inspires you?

Colors.

Why photography?

Photography is the way in which I can share my inner most thoughts, without ever having to say a word. Through photography I have control over time. I can create a moment that can take you to the farthest reaches of your dreams or reality. It is a way for me to simplify things I do not understand, it is the only thing that makes perfect sense to me. Photography is a way for me to throw away definitions and make my own.

What is your all time favorite piece?

Wheat Field with Crows, Vincent Van Gough

Who are your current artistic icons or muses?

Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Shepard Fairey, Arthur Weiner

What age did you know art was your thing?

Sweet Sixteen

How would you describe your personal style?

Aesthetically pleasing

What do you do now, that you did not do 5 years ago?

I listen.

What dream have you had that you have accomplished?

This.

If you had to move to a deserted island what two items would you take?

A sketchbook and a camera… and Oreos… I know that’s three but I need Oreos

Something new that you have just discovered about yourself?

That I am a businesswoman. Navigating the line between business and pleasure has been an exciting challenge.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Shock value, saturation, blink 182, Thailand, booty dancing

One luxury you cannot live without?

Camera

3 words that describe you?

Global, determined, creative

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