We had the good fortune of connecting with Sean ‘Laine’ Netherlain and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sean, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“It’s not what you look at that matters, its only what you see”, I heard this line in a song called ‘Burden’ by Chrome Waves. For photography, it just clicked inside my head. In this field, every day we walk by things that see very common, part of our daily lives, but as photographers we end up finding the beauty in what we see, in certain parts of scenery that others often overlook. It end up becoming a staple of what I do.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love doing photography as its a part of healing process for trauma I’ve gone through in my life, for giving me a voice, and for being an outlet for all these crazy ideas.

I focus more on personal touch to looks, I try to edit the photos in a style that I would personally enjoy.

I got where I am by helping others, by connecting and collaborating with others. It gave me a chance to experiment, grow, and help other people with their ideas

I learned to take criticism. I learned when it was useful, when its not, and when to ignore it. I’ve learned especially not take it personally and at the end of it, the only opinion that truly matters is your owns. If you love your work, then it doesn’t matter what someone else thinks.

I want people to know my work is about growth, healing, and expression. It’s about making ideas a reality.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I lived in San Diego, my favorite spots was Balboa Park and Downtown Oceanside. I had an awesome time one night hanging out with another photographer of mine taking photos all over San Diego, some of my best shots where of Balboa Park and Downtown San Diego.

I grew up in Oceanside, so hanging out downtown always brought back the best memories of my childhood.

I live in Orange County again and spent the other half my youth living there, going to the Orange Circle is my favorite spot for so many great shots. Downtown Fullerton would be my second favorite spot as I spent lot of my late 20s hanging out there.

Overall if I could spend my days anywhere it would be at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe much of my thanks to my friends such as Brandon, Haley, Jenna, and others for keeping me focus and making me fight on despite my struggles and doubts. Many of the models I’ve worked with became friends and help me honed in these skills. The friends I made along the way like Eva aka Gunkie for her continuous support and allowing me to teach her photography as a way to give back to the community. Much respect to British photographer Sean Tucker for his lessons and YouTube channel for teaching me some new skills. Music has always been an influence on me, especially bands like The Birthday Massacre and Rabbit Junk.

Website: http://www.seanlaine.com

Instagram: @SeanLainePhoto

Twitter: @SeanLainePhoto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanLainePhoto

Image Credits
Models: Alexandria R / Kelsey Zukowski / Eva Amnesia / Kaeatri / Victoria O / Ray

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