It is a fact that we are becoming a society that is mainly visual – we all like to watch pictures. Pictures are all around us. Pictures presenting the reality, and the pictures that play with our imagination. Pictures are the key to capture the important moments and events in life, and to create memories that will be passed on to many generations to come. To be a good photographer takes a lot more than technical knowledge. It takes boldness, creativity, unlimited imagination, dedication and also some business skills. Miqo Cash has it all. In less than a decade Miqo became a world known photographer, he mastered the event and travel, fashion and conceptual photography. His works are truly inspiring.
Awarded worldwide self-taught conceptual photographer Miqo Cash received since the beginning of 2016 until now 32 prestigious international Awards from around the world.
His first Award – 1st Place Winner – MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2015 (International Black & White Photography Contest) title Fashion / Beauty Photographer of the Year 2015 – London.European photographer – a member of FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers). Miqo creates a unique atmosphere with the entire range of emotions behind. He loves to create photos from the first concept moment, outfit until the last idea. His works are mostly a mixture of creative portraits and stand out from the classics of conceptual photography.
“I shoot numerous overseas wedding every year. 2016 saw me travel France, Italy, USA. Travel photography is one of my biggest passions and I have travelled extensively throughout the world. I know what I’m doing when it comes to taking photographs abroad!”
Q: When did you start with photography?
I begin with photography around the year 2013. I did a few photographs and I found out I really like it. To be specific it got to me to the point I was fascinated by it. I always loved art in any form and step by step I started to see the complete picture in people and I tried to transpose that into photography. I never studied photography. At that time I realized I love to do the art portraits with a magazine hint. Two years later I began to shoot magazine front pages, got to know the world of fashion and always learned new things. I was getting great feedback from people around me and those feedbacks were exactly what kept me going and I knew at that point this is the right path for me. Later on, I put my focus on more sophisticated portraits. I could say that photography is the so-called mirror of myself. It’s my own projection of the world I perceive and the style I love.
Q: What inspires you the most?
I gather inspiration all around me. I could be a movie, sky, fume, space or the momentary sensation. From my perspective, the best ingredient to reach any goals is to be truly inspired. In order to create the final effect, I focus all of my attention on harmonization and integration.
Q: Did you ever had a photo shooting that you will never forget?
Oh yes, it was a photoshoot in South Africa with Felidae. A very intense experience. I haven’t had the model for that photoshoot prior to my departure so I thought to myself I am going to find one over in Africa. Right after the arrival at the airport at the cafeteria I coincidentally saw a young lady with dark skin that perfectly assembles the model I had envisaged. Right then I said to myself “I am not going to leave until I reach out to her and so I did.” I have told her who I am and what are we here for and explained to her my intention about the project. She admitted without any hesitation. When I think of it now I can’t be further from the truth if I say that there are no coincidences and thus everything is responding to your inner alignment.
Q: Who would you like to photograph in the future?
I am not going to reveal it until it happens:-)
Q: Your most insane photo concept?
My most insane concept were the musical instruments made of models hair which they themselves played on. The whole concept was to create so call symbiosis between the female and the musical instruments.
Q: How hard it is to be successful in the massive competition of numerous photographers?
I simply trust my work and the way I am creating it although to be successful in such major competition is an honor and it gives me a sense of fulfillment and knowing that I can inspire others. On the other hand I never really think of competition as comparing myself with others. I had a clear vision to keep going forward and to be a better version of myself. Of course, I am aware of the number of photographers but never put my focus on it. It is not important. It is not about the competition. If you have a feeling that you’re competing with someone all you do is you create a fear that will put a break along the way. I always focus on my intention or goal if you will on what I am creating and most likely it is about being different than others.
Q: What is your secret recipe to success?
I don’t know if there is any recipe for success but one thing I know for sure ,, you have to get out of your comfort zone, be ambitious, do the action and love what you do … to have fun with the journey. ,,