Based out of Philadelphia, the multi-talented Blake Rubin has gained an immense reputation for her work as a photographer. Blake’s passion for camera, film, and composition has led to some stirring work that has notably reached international proportions. Recently, I got a chance to reach out to the talented photographer and discuss her vision of photography. Enjoy!
Warlock Asylum: I would like to begin by saying thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer a few questions and share some insights about your career. Please introduce yourself to our readers. Who is Blake Rubin?
Blake Rubin: I am a photographer based out of Philadelphia. My life is full of pictures. I capture experiences from around the world and share them with others through the images that I compose.
Warlock Asylum: What inspired you to pursue a career in photography?
Blake Rubin: My love for photography is something that developed during my childhood. I was always fascinated by what you can do with a camera and the possibilities that can be created when looking out into the world from the lens of a camera.
Warlock Asylum: What are some of the obstacles you had to overcome in order to make your career as a photographer possible?
Blake Rubin: One of the difficulties that I had to overcome was paying for school. In college, I took every photography class offered by the school. This was one of the motivating factors behind establishing the Blake Rubin Foundation Scholarship, an opportunity for students to cut their costs in trying to achieve their education.
Warlock Asylum: That’s an amazing achievement. Can you tell us a little more about the scholarship program?
Blake Rubin: The $1200 Blake Rubin Foundation Scholarship, which is in its second year, is designed to help one student per year lessen their financial burden from school.
Warlock Asylum: Amazing! What is unique about Blake Rubin’s work as a photographer?
Blake Rubin: I seek to capture specific emotional themes in my photographs. A lot of my work consists of creating images that bring forth happiness, sadness, anger, curiosity and intrigue, emotions that we ordinarily convey with words. A whole story can be told in a single picture.
Warlock Asylum: In what ways has traveling abroad affected your work as a photographer?
Blake Rubin: Visiting other countries has provided me with the opportunity to capture the beauty and struggles of different cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles. The world has a lot of diversity. Whether it be people living in poverty or in luxury, there is a great story to be told and I am grateful that my work can assist in this process.
Warlock Asylum: Can you share with us some of your recent experiences while traveling abroad?
Blake Rubin: Last year, I toured Italy and had the wonderful opportunity to photograph much of its scenery and architecture. I was able to capture contrasting images of people living in cities versus Italy’s countryside. It was quite an experience that allowed me to capture the diversity within the country.
Warlock Asylum: Are there any other aspects of photography that you’ve explored?
Blake Rubin: Being educated in the technical aspects of the trade, I’ve taken the time to experiment with portrait photography. This is a subject that allows me to focus more on the subject’s facial expressions, eyes, and body posture. I’ve also enjoyed working with nature and being able to capture still life.
Warlock Asylum: What is the ultimate message that you would like to convey to viewers of your work?
Blake Rubin: I would like the viewers of my work to understand the story and message that each image displays. I want my viewers to understand that what they see in my photographs is not just a story, it’s a part of life.
*On behalf of Warlock Asylum International News, I would like to wish Blake Rubin all the best in her career efforts and business endeavors. Your work is deeply appreciated as a gift to human society. Readers can receive information and updates about Blake Rubin by visiting her website: https://www.blakerubin.com