JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
DAVID UZOCHUKWU: When I was younger, I always wanted to be an architect. But I’m still growing up, and at the moment I’m completely lost and I have no idea on what to do.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
DU: I’m really inspired by winter at the moment, and the whole atmosphere coming with it. Everything is getting more quiet, crisper and, in a way, more intense. It’s the perfect time for self-reflection.
JC: What are you up to right now?
DU: I’m planning a few projects that I’m really excited about, but I can’t talk about them yet. I’m also trying to survive my test week.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
DU: None, I’m completely self-taught. Although, thinking about it, the internet was what probably came closest to a mentor.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
DU: I’m currently living in Luxembourg. As I was born in Austria and miss it very much, being stuck in this small country doesn’t feel right to me. I really want to travel, and meet new people.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
DU: Although I don’t feel like I’m in the position to give any advice at all, I’d probably say that they should stay true to themselves and do what their heart tells them to.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
DU: I got a fake identity card and a mustache in my back pocket.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
DU: Yes. The creative community is probably one of the best things about photography. I’ve already made so many friends in the short time that I’ve been part of the community, and learned so much from them. There really are some incredible people out there, and if you can - reach out to them. They will make your life so much better.
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