Your blog is called 'Who Is Bobb Parris'. Tell us, who IS Bobb Parris?
I've had to reflect on that several times myself over the years that I've had the blog. I suppose it's an ever-evolving collection of my creative pursuits and projects. Who Is Bobb Parris had started out as a street photography blog and a means of getting back into the habit of taking pictures - something that had to take a backseat when I started in law.
I came across a photographer's' message board where people would share ideas for personal projects and embarked on a "100 strangers" one for myself. It led to the site naturally shifting into documenting street style. Now, there's more of a mix of personal style-based projects, interviews, and general summations of causes and events I've found interesting.
You are now a photographer, among other things, but previously you were a lawyer. What was it like making the transition into a more creative profession?
It was scary! Most lawyers aren't natural risk-takers. We're the ones who've memorised the rulebook, not the ones playing on the field. So, leaping into the unfamiliar and unpredictable world of freelancing, and deciding to pursue something as subjective as photography in a commercial way, was daunting. That said, I've met so many former lawyers who are either photographers, or DJs, or working in some other creative capacity. The common thread has been that eventually it gets harder and harder to deny your creative leanings, so something has to give.