We had the good fortune of connecting with Corry Bergel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Corry, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think risk taking is what sets people apart, My goal with my photography has always been to stand out, take risks and make a difference in the Houston artistic community. Taking risks in my photography is one of the most important things to me. I love to make people ask questions when they see my photos and I like when people take time to try to understand my work. Whether it’s putting furniture in water or creating concepts that are out of the box, it’s truly what makes me the happiest.
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 think all of the photographers here in Houston are incredibly talented and I’ am grateful to work amongst such amazing and hard workers. If I had to say one thing that sets me apart from everyone else is my vision. I have a certain way I like my photos to look and I haven’t found anybody else who sees the world quite like me. I got where I am today professionally because of the support of my wonderful family and the creative freedom they’ve given me. If it was not for them I wouldn’t be here or where I am today. That being said I think I got to the place where I am now because of the time and effort that I put in to my job. Every Day I put in the effort and work the hardest I can to make myself better and trying my best to get my work out there! I think the best part about photography is that it is made to be shared with people! Although my job is fun, it is not easy! I put in a lot of hours and a lot of extra work that can sometimes be tiring, that being said the work I have put in has brought me to the happiest place I’ve ever been. So, no it is not easy but it is completely worth it in every way. The biggest lesson I have learned in my time as a photographer is that do not let anybody push you past your comfort zone. I think this goes for any photographer or any model trying to enter the community. If I had to choose one thing that I would want you to know about me is that I refused to live a a lifestyle I was not happy with. We are on this planet for what seems like long time but in reality is a very short amount of time. I think everyone should do what makes them the absolute happiest and for me it’s photography. I think that’s the reason why I’ve got so far is because I’m able too do what I love every day to the point where it doesn’t even feel like work anymore.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My idea of a good time is going to the Museum of fine arts museum it’s a place to get inspired as well as they have amazing café to chill at! I highly recommend bringing you and your friends to the museum for a fun day!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If I had to shout out anybody it would be my father, Arthur Bergel. My dad was the first person to ever put a camera in my hand, and honestly I couldn’t be more grateful. He has been supportive from the jump and has always believed in me. He will forever be a idol to me. Also my mother and my grandmother, all three are my absolute biggest fans.