We had the good fortune of connecting with Hunter Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hunter, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was inclined to start my own business in order to enable my clients and myself the ability to have the artistic freedom that I feel best represents the desired end goal. Often times photographers are limited by the companies vision, while I want to make sure my clients are not limited by a vision of others that might not be shared.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve shot a lot of different types of photography/videography, using a telescope to get shoots to flying my drone. While some photographers only shoot one style or cling to one category. I like to think i’ve got some good tricks of the trade under my belt. Also, i’m always learning new techniques and methods. I’m most proud of some work i’ve had published in the past few years including a front page cover! It’s always super rewarding seeing your own work printed in a magazine.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start out by taking them to eat at Steuben’s Uptown and follow that up with a concert at Red Rocks. Definitely take my best friend to go people watch on 16th st Mall. The Denver Art Museum Is always a fun place to visit. We would also take the highest paved road in north america to the top of Mt. Evans. That’s one of my favorite spots to see the city lights from at night. The stars from up there are amazing!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Growing up in Southwestern Colorado, My dad would force me to go on long hikes. In middle school I didn’t see the beauty in nature like my dad did, I just saw hiking as a long, rough way to spend one’s day. Finally, in high school I started to bring a cheap digital camera along our hikes. This is when I started to fall in love with the outdoors and photography. If it hadn’t been for my dad, I’m not sure I would have the respect for nature or love of photography I have today.