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Paul Steward: Profile + Interview

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Paul Steward: Profile


Full name

Paul Steward



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Cambridge England

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)


First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Photographer + Director

How long have you been doing it?

13+ years (only seriously for 3)

Fav. Song

Couldn't list one. Really liking a lot of Killers/Brandon Flowers ATM

Fav. Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer


Fav. Movie

Couldn't pick just one. I Origins is a recent favorite though.

Fav. Actor/Actress

Johnny Depp, Emma Stone

Fav. Clothing brand

Just found Frank & Oak.

Fav. Visual artist/photographer/videographer

David Soderburg / Christopher Nolen

Fav. Sport to watch

Soccer if anything.

Fav. Sport to play




Paul Steward: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength


Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am me. The only one like it.

Why do you do what you do?

Because it makes me happy. Because creating things is the greatest joyride in life.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I knew I wanted to do it in highschool while developing film in the darkroom. Eventually I bought my own camera, tried for ten years to do "jobs" got fired from all of them and eventually realized I couldn't get fired from being self employed!

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Insecurity. I did.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I don't think anyone specifically. Just somehow surrounded myself with passionate people who followed their dreams and just followed suit. I know lots of incredible musicians and artists/photographers who've all made it happen somehow.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Wasting time. Doing other jobs trying to make money like the status quo when I could have been shooting. Lesson; keep shooting.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I'm working on a lot more video/film. Writing scripts, making another music video this year, I'd like to get a few creative fashion shoots done this year as well if time permits. Also caught a travel bug this year.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Just do you. Stop comparing yourself to others. Just be happy with who you are and always try to be better than you were the day before.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Being fake is easy. Being yourself is fucking HAAAARD.





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