We had the good fortune of connecting with Peter Caswell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Peter, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
There have been many periods in my life in which I have thought, it’s time to give up. There have been paths I’ve chosen that I felt like I failed. And I have spent quite a bit of time not believing in myself or if I should keep pursuing my dreams. But I know that every ounce, every step, every motion, is a move towards everything I want. I think it’s easy to have both sides of the coin. It’s either “well it’s too hard so give up,” or it’s “You have to push through otherwise you’ll never make it”. And all though I can see value in both I think we have to change our mindset. It’s not end all be all on either side. Give yourself the patience you deserve. Understand that growth is the most uncomfortable feeling you’ll ever experience. Learn to be okay with slow motion. Each time you take a step forward congratulate yourself. Each time you feel like you’ve taken a step back, remind yourself that it’s okay and give yourself the compassion you deserve. 2 steps forward 1 step back is still forward progress. Don’t be afraid of failure, failure doesn’t really exist, it’s just opportunities to learn, grow, and keep going.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In a world that’s driven by engagement, I try to keep myself separate from all of it. Of course there is no greater feeling than sharing art, and having many eyes on it and the piece performing well. But something I think that separates me is that my mindset has always been it’s not about numbers it’s about moments. Whenever I am on a shoot not only do I try to ensure the photos I take can last a lifetime, I try to make the experience match. I tell people the photos are just as important as your comfort, safety, and experience while shooting with me. With my landscape and street photography I want people to feel the exact emotional waves I am feeling while taking those photos. Whether it’s a snowy mountain top, or a lemonade stand, I want to evoke raw emotion. Let’s Make Magic.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Arizona has so much to offer. So many eclectic communities, vibrant nightlife, incredible food options. It really has everything! Some of my favorite places include Hand Of Faith Tattoo, Sa Bai Modern Thai, Limonciello, Bahama Bucks, Lost Dutchman, Aspens in Flagstaff, Monument Valley, Havasupai Falls, Antelope Canyon, The Rebel Lounge, YC’s Mongolian Grill, Wilsons Camera, Filmbar, Crescent Ballroom, Arizona Science Center, and of course Sedona.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really want to shout out all the people who love and support me, to Hot Shots, Film Fam, and every creator in in the photography community that has helped me believe in myself this past year, thank you. To my friends that constantly share my name, my card, and my art, none of this would ever be possible without you. To my wife, who pushes me to the next level every day, and to my kids who are already starting to share this love for photography.

Website: https://tremendousvisuals.darkroom.tech/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TremendousVisuals

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