Photographic Education is a new series from Loupe. Through conversations with successful graduates, we discuss why photographic education works, how to get the most out of it, and where it can improve. Each graduate shares their advice for current students, and answers a guest question from a past tutor. The series aims to be a useful resource for students and educators alike, and shares work from the most encouraging new photographers.
Our series kicks off with Lewis Khan, a 2013 graduate from Bristol UWE’s BA photography course. Since graduating, Lewis has moved back to London, his home city, where he now works full-time as a freelance photographer. Lewis’s intimate personal projects have won him wide acclaim along with commercial success, gaining commissions from the likes of FT Weekend, The Guardian, and Time magazine. In this interview we discuss the importance of maintaining a personal practice, Lewis’s approach to research, and preparing for the commercial world.