CATC Course Guide 2014-2015 - Page 50

CATC DESIGN SCHOOL 48 COURSE GUIDE 2014-15 COURSE GUIDE 2014-15 49 Graduate Spotlight ANDY ROBERTS Photographer After many years of left-brain thinking while working for a large global gaming company, Andy decided life was too short not to do what he really wanted. He was determined to immerse himself in something that his creative right-brain was crying out for: a new and compelling journey into photography. As a CATC student, Andy began looking at the world in fresh ways and from different angles and perspectives. He found real satisfaction in getting to the end of creative projects that had tangible and unique outcomes. While studying, Andy worked on a portfolio with an architectural focus. He is now exploring personal projects where he can experiment further with lighting and composition for portraits and the body. Andy says being part of the CATC community gave him the confidence to be pushed beyond his own comfort zone - without being held back by internal self-doubt that many creative people experience. As he explains, “CATC is a fun, creative and safe experimental environment of like-minded people who encourage and push you to do your thing. Sometimes I felt worried I would mess up. However I learnt at CATC to argue the opposite: to dismiss the negatives and get on with it.” Making the change into a creative career was something Andy believes was definitely the right decision. “Every day is different and exciting. I am 100% committed and there’s no turning back. I’m very happy with the choice I made.” “Every day is different and exciting. I am 100% committed and there’s no turning back. I’m very happy with the choice I made.” CATC DESIGN SCHOOL