People photographer PEROU was interviewed by CreativePool for their member’s spotlight. Read what he had to say on how he started, his creative process, technology and advice he’d give to aspiring photographers:

Make as many friends as possible. At the end of the day, you need people skills for alljobs.

Don’t sweat about your place in the industry, and only do work that makes you happy. Be yourself, don’t try to fit someone else’s idea of who you should be or try to do what someone else does.

Stay strong. Be tenacious. Never give up. Believe in yourself and keep the faith. Fortune favours the driven, more than the talented. More than anything, keep pushing forward.