ITW – Morgan Phillips, the adventure in a blink of an eye…
Morgan Phillips is a Los Angeles based adventure and lifestyle photographer. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama; he ventured across the country at nineteen and hasn’t looked back. Morgan combines a hunger for adventure with his passion for photography, blended in order to document and share the beauty of his unique and fluid way of life.
Hello Morgan! You have managed to build a successful career in photography; how did you get started?
I honestly just fell into photography. It was something I enjoyed, capturing moments here and there. Somehow, it became a career. I feel I got to this level by saying yes to opportunities and learning as I went.
Your work is first and foremost linked to travel and the great outdoors, but we feel an evolution toward fashion photography; how could you explain this? Is it a desire of yours?
I spend a lot of time outside, whether climbing or camping, it is where I love to be. Fashion is a small hobby in my photography world. I enjoy shooting it but I don’t know if I would want to do it as a job.
We have collaborated together on several projects over the years; what made you want to work with us?
Olow reached out to me, being a French brand I had not heard of the company. I looked you guys up and it was a no brainer. I love the stuff you produce!
Nowadays, thanks to social media, many photographers and influencers manage to really stand out. Was Instagram a professional launching pad for you?
Instagram definitely helped my career and got me noticed. My first big jobs came from there.
You have travelled around the world, but what was your first big trip abroad? Was it the one that left the greatest mark on you?
Iceland was my first international travel (other than Canada). Needless to say, I was inspired by its beauty.
Where have you still never been?
Switzerland, I wanna go bad!
To end this interview: your favourite quote?
“Don’t think about your errors or failures, otherwise you’ll never do a thing.” – Bill Murray.