Dainis Graveris

Latvia, Riga

I’m great, thank you. My name is Pip and I’m a portrait and fine art photographer, originally from Yorkshire in Northern England but I’ve spent the last fifteen years living and working in London. Most of my work involves photographing people within the entertainment industries for editorial and commercial clients, but I’m increasingly shooting more art-driven and personal projects.

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How were your very first years in photography? did you have any idea of the topics or the things you wanted to shoot? how long it took you to get your current style?


What does your typical day look like?

Being a self-employed artist there’s really no such thing as a typical day. Shoot days are hectic and all-consuming, but whenever I’m not shooting I’ll be working on personal projects or doing pre/post-production on future jobs. Retouching often takes up a lot of my time, and is personally one of my favourite parts of the whole shoot process. I used to work obsessively all day and night, but as I’ve got older, I’ve realised the value in creating some mental distance from photography. In the evenings I’ll spend time with friends or work out to maintain a healthy work/life balance.