George Fender is a big dreamer hailing from Paisley, Scotland with a burning desire for photography. He was inspired by his uncle to pick up a camera and he loves the sheer joy it brings people when they see their beautifully captured image. He enjoys taking photos of rural areas and beautiful Scottish Landscapes. As a full time retail associate, he is slowly putting the pieces in place for him to someday become a full time photographer. We caught up with him to hear his story.
Tell us a little about yourself?
My name is George Fender, I am from a little town called Paisley in Central Scotland, which is only an hour drive from Scotland's beautiful highlands. Currently I work full time in retail but I spend as much of my free time out and about taking as many photographs as I can, dreaming of becoming a professional photographer one day.
When did you start taking photos?
I have always enjoyed taking photographs, from annoying my friends on holiday for a group photo to taking photos when hill walking through Scotland as a young scout. I got a Canon EOS 1200D last year an haven't looked back since.
What inspired you to pick up a camera?
My uncle is a photographer and ever since I started looking at his work, I have always wanted to try and turn my hand at it. Then a couple of years ago I was on a charity trip in Ghana and one of the other guys had a Canon that I kept stealing to take my own photos with. As soon as I got back I was on the look out for my own camera to start taking photos with.
What are cool projects you've worked on?
I haven't worked on loads of projects just yet as I am just learning the trade, but my favorite photos so far has definitely been of my 6 month old niece while on a family holiday. Showing my sister the photos afterwards and seeing her face light up is a highlight for sure. Other than that, it has been all about taking out the camera at every opportunity to learn how to best capture the Scottish landscape. My favorite place to photograph has been Loch Lomond, it is an amazing area and any photographer would truly love to take snaps there.
What/who would you most like to capture and why?
At this moment, I mostly take photographs of the rural landscapes in Scotland or in and around the towns and cities, but I have always wanted to take photographs of animals in nature, and more specifically lions, elephants and any safari animal. When I was younger I spent a lot of time watching safari documentaries with my gran, so I think that's why I want to go out and take some snaps of them.
How did you hear about MUROL?
I was looking through the App Store looking for a new platform to show my photos, I found a few new sites but quickly fell for MUROL.
What makes MUROL unique?
I love the fact that you can use the full screen for your photos, it just enhances every detail in your photography and means you don't need to crop anything out.
When did you see the bigger picture?
I feel as though that iT is happening for me right now, my photos are being noticed and liked by more people, the comments people make are encouraging me to keep going. "Visit Scotland" featured a photograph I posted on Instagram and the MUROL community have been extremely complimentary ever since I started using the app. It is making more motivated than ever to continue taking photos and to keep dreaming.
More photos from George.
The man behind the lens.