I like the works of many photographers, however my inspirations mostly comes from cinema, paintings, literature, music, poetry and actually everyday people or my subjects (models / locations / energy of moments) …
…and I am using the word “inspiration” in a very broad manner….
If you are looking for few names who I think have affected me (on some level) in how I see (and photograph) the world: Krzysztof Kieślowski (<== specially), Alfred Hitchcock, Pablo Neruda & many many more come to mind.
On a different note I have never tried to copy any body’s work but I am sure my subconscious has brought many elements from other people’s works into my photographs during years.
You are the second person who has told me this in recent weeks… and the other person is a friend (and an editor of a photography magazine)… I have to get the chance to see The Girlfriend Experience (by Steven Soderbergh ) I guess.
I do appreciate the models that I work with (a lot)…. as well.
Thank you very much and best of luck and you might find something of interest here:
Thank you very much.
I shoot film… and without much loyalty to any specific brands, I use various Canon family bodies and prime lenses (EOS family) …but also I use antique cameras, medium format film cameras etc.
Again (as I have mentioned before), cameras are simply tools…and once you understand the capabilities of your tool you can get so much more out of it.
Best of luck.
First of all… best of luck.
At age 20 I was trying to get my degree in Mechanical engineering / Mathematics (20-24 credits per semester), already done with some education in cinema and computer field, I was in love and married, writing film/art critiques for couple of news papers & magazines (as part time jobs) plus doing photo assignments in anyway I could.
The digital camera at the time would’ve been Kodak Professional DCS-200 Digital Still SLR camera . (however I still don’t own any digital camera )
Shortly after that, a series of sad events happened which changed my life forever. One of the results was that I tried to do journalistic work (when possible war journalism) much more than before.
The photography field has changed dramatically since then and even though I am not that old, it’s almost like we are talking about half a century ago.
If you are trying to make photography your first profession, my suggestions for you would be this:
1. Do it for the love of it and not money nor fame because there are much easier ways to get rich or famous.
2. Learn as much as you can without prejudice, stay open minded and make sure you can do videos, post work and special effects etc in case you had projects with low budget and you had to see them through personally.
3. Marketing is 70% of it if not more.
4. Stay creative and authentic.
That is a lovely thing to say, and if you are ever in Las Vegas, LA (or at times in NYC) feel free to drop me a line.
My first book was a self published one. Thank you, best of luck and you might find something of interest here:
Hello dear Helaina
Thank you very much for the kind words.
To answer your question, it depends on the films.
I am shooting more and more C-41 films these days,
however you can always process B/W films easily and scan the negatives
so it’s about 40-60 right now.
Thank you very much and very kind of you to say.
That is a great compliment: “it draws me in and sticks with me long after i’ve stopped looking …”
I appreciate it.
Nice poetry by the way.
For the most part I use various Canon family film bodies (EOS) and different prime lenses…but I also use antique cameras and different medium format cameras…
Cameras are simply tools and nothing more.
I shoot film because I am comfortable with it and its my personal choice for working in this medium… I also prefer to use oil on canvas for painting or somebody else might enjoys playing Spanish guitar better than an Electric one.
I have been shooting on and off as my part time to full time job 20+ years (started early teenage years).
Thank you for the kind words and best of luck.
I only shoot film hence the ISO is fixed based on which film I am using…from Ilford 50 to Ilford 3200…however a big portion of my films are sporting ISO 100 to 400.
Thank you very much