Khoren Lawson – Taking Risks

Khoren left the Finance world to pursue his passion for the arts. Recently, he connected with Nayuri through FStop and created some stunning imagery. Check out his story and work below.

Say hello to Khoren:

Where are you from?  Where have you been?

I am from Jamaica. I grew up in a town called Mandeville in the parish of Manchester. I absolutely love traveling. I have been to Mexico, London, South Africa, Zanzibar, Brazil, and about ten states.

How would you describe your visual style?

My visual style is grounded in a more natural look to the model, but I recently have been playing around more with split toning to add that extra vibe to my photos.

How do you find your inspiration?

I get inspired from a lot of sources – magazines, billboards, traveling, movies, and a ton from the Instagram community. I honestly can get inspired from anything – the creativity never stops.

You have a background in Finance, but left that industry to pursue the arts. Tell us more about that decision.

I grew up loving math and science. I actually wanted to be a doctor for most of my life, but somehow ended up here, and I couldn’t be happier. I still enjoy finance and actually want to start my own business in the future, to combine both my analytical and creative skills.

What types of photography do you do?

I am interested in portrait, lifestyle, glamour, and travel photography. I want to say portrait is my favorite type of photography, because I enjoy connecting with people. I prefer the one-on-one conversations, learning new things and sharing stories. But if I could travel and continue doing portrait photography, that would be the dream.

What has been your biggest setback as a photographer?

I think the hardest part of my photography journey has just been figuring out everything on the fly. Learning how to set-up meetings and shoots, standing up for yourself to not get taken advantage of, and not setting unrealistic expectations of yourself. If you can think of everything as a learning experience, then it’s easy to keep going.

You recently collaborated with Nayuri – can you tell us about the premise of the shoot?

In my shoot with Nayuri, we wanted to capture a sexy, glamour-esque look against the backdrop of the outdoors. We drove up to Eaton Canyon and had a cool shoot. We also got locked inside the park gate, haha.

Model: Nayuri

Model: Nayuri

Model: Nayuri

What will you be doing five years from now?

Five years from now, I will be traveling between Los Angeles, New York, and Jamaica to shoot clients in all three places. By then, I will also hope to have started my own company.

For anyone who wants to get in touch with Khoren, here’s some contact information: 

FStop: Profile


Facebook: Profile


Tumblr: Page

MM: Profile

For anyone who wants to get in touch with Nayuri, here’s some contact information:

FStop: Profile

Instagram: @nay.uri

Thanks for sharing the results from your beautiful collaboration, Khoren and Nayuri! 🙂

If any artists out there want to collaborate with FStop, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Also, remember to download the FStop app for iPhone here!

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