Hey Wolf, hope youre fine ? I´´d reblogged so many pictures of you, in the past,
I hope it´´s ok for you? I´´m realy proud, to present your brilliant photo art, in my blog. I don´´t now a lot about this, show some credit things, but i allways reblog your notes, under each photo inclusive.-
... hope thats all what i have to do, to show you my respect, for your work. If not, please give me a short advice, what this credit thing means, that i could do it better. Cheers and regards, from Berlin ;)Andreas
Thank you for asking & kind words. You are just doing fine.
You've inspired me to continue shooting in film and developing and printing all my own images.
I absolutely love your work.
I never knew this beautiful lady was shot by you, but goddamn she is beautiful in every way.
I really love the lighting in your images! Are you using mostly ambient light with large apertures for your indoor shots or some sort of flash?
A combination of everything really… it depends on the location & situation and aesthetics that I am going for… but ambient light (controlled when possible) is a big part of equation as well as flash and spot/flood lights.
Everybody takes photographs and thats really whats so amazing about them. I'd like to know if there were a couple photos that you have a really strong bond to. When you were in your younger teens, id love to see that captured memory of your youth. Is there a photograph that you looked at post printing & decide this was your medium?
I was always interested in visual mediums… just like most of kids… maybe a tad more than an average child I guess … and then around 7-8 years of age, I decided that I want to be a film director… around the same time my father gave me his 1956-58(?) Kodak camera and I started on photography … I think for every shot that I took, I was pretending in my imagination to take hundreds of shots…composing them in the viewfinder but not pressing the shutter… to this day I still do it once in a while…there are many decent shots worth seeing, but perhaps not worth actually taking.
and I have a post regarding one of the first photos that affected me deeply:
I'm a photographer and have been shooting since i was sixteen,but your work makes me wanna pursue it even more...I shoot digital and film! Got any quick pointers you gave give a fellow photographer?And keep it up..
Make a habit of getting your composition & exposure right from start even if you have to shoot fast & in difficult lighting situations.
Did you make your dream of war journalism a reality?
I did and I did not.
It’s a very very long story.
In short I did spend a good few years in different countries of middle east, living, working, struggling, researching, photographing and interviewing people & soldiers in war zones (or nearby areas), the after effects of wars, behind the scenes of arm trafficking, human trafficking and life in general…
… but I was never on assignments and never tried to sell/publish the results…these were/became very personal to me …
…you see, it takes lots of discipline to stay a good unbiased journalist….and I think, after seeing & witnessing so much sadness and sorrow, I lack that.
any word's of advice for someone wanting to start into film photography?
If you have decided to start on film photography, I suggest that you keep shooting the same brand of film for sometime before experimenting with too many different ones so you understand the process in depth.
As a personal choice, I almost never crop my frames nor digitally manipulate them heavily (the basics are a given, such as removing dusts off the negatives or photos after scanning, subtle correction of contrast etc.).
The lack of cropping, has kept me disciplined to compose and frame my shots, the way I want an image from start, instead of relying on a future fix. It means little to nothing in today’s commercial market of course, but I enjoy my photography this way.
Keep an eye on your costs and get the most out of your shots but don’t be afraid of shooting fast when the moment is right.
What is your favorite photograph?
~peace and light <3
It’s very tough to choose one or even a hundred photos as favorites … but I can remember one of the first photographs that affected me so deeply as a child was this one:
This has happened a few years before I was born of course, but the first time that I saw this image, I was determind to try to do war journalism at some point in my life…which I tried to do so in my late teen years till my late 20’s.
regarding this photo:
" South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, left, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive, in this Feb. 1, 1968 file photo. The war ended on April 30, 1975, with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north. ” ABC News/International. (Eddie Adams/AP Photo)
How often or how many models do you shoot in the course of a day, week, or month?
It is very different…as a big portion of models are my clients as well, so usually when I offer special rates (%30 off during this month or that month), then my schedule gets busy ….but then I do a lot of personal works too and once in a while I just stop shooting models all together and just do street/documentary/landscape photography for some time.
On average I do at least 2-3 model related photography per week, but at times it could be 4-6 sessions in one day too.
I still love all your work, but I have to say, I think the landscapes blow me away more than anything else. And that is saying something considering the nudes are so damned good as well. One thing I'm curious about, are the landscape photos stuff you do for yourself? It would be interesting to know if there's a line there between what is assignment and what's personal.
All that being said, it almost doesn't matter. Although you work with seems like a lot of professional models, you draw things out of them other photographers do not seem to do. And if they're not professionals, that's even more credit to you.
Aside a few of travel assignments, the rest are personal works although during years, I have exhibited them here and there as well.
…and to be honest, everything that I do is personal, because even when I get hired to do a shoot, people usually are after my style and vision within a desired concept or they even let me decide on art direction etc. which then works out the best.
Models that I work with are from three different groups for the most part… fashion/editorial/commercial models with agencies (or between agencies), professional freelance models (alternative/fetish/art/erotic models) & non models.
Majority of them are clients as well though… updating their portfolios or getting personal images.
Thank you for the observation riskylengths … I hope that’s the case. My shoots rely heavily on my connection to my subjects and their real personality … and the aesthetic of shots are usually there to serve that purpose and not the other way around.