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Interview: Photographer Anton Komar (Belarus)
Tell us something about yourself
Hi there, my name is Anton and I’m happy to introduce my little cute country – Belarus.
How and when did you get into photography?
Photography hobby took me 4 years ago and still hugging me. I was a musican, after leaved my band I was need to find something creative again – and it was photography.
What does photography mean to you?
It is art, something what can show your imagination about all around you.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Seductive, sensual and womanly style.
I am convinced that the concept of a woman and seductive, temptation, sensuality is the whole united. So I try to create such pictures, where you cannot remove the location, the decor, the model without changing the apprehension of mood and sense of photograph.This is the explanation of why I never work in the studio with artificial light.
And, yes, I hate vulgar pictures.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I just looking around, if once you would visit my country – you will understand.
When im traveling – im inspired by new locations and imagine how to compile it with my models.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
For sure I’m thinking about it when start preparations, all my stuff – dresses, hairstyle etc need to be at right place. But im not making orders – that’s why im always feel free for experiments while shooting.
Studio, on location or both?
Only interior or outdoors, studio photography don’t touch my heart at all. I like natural looking pictures maybe.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
For sure I’m hobbyist, i never shoot weddings or fashion photography. I think when you start doing your hobby as a job – you loose your passion.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I think it was one of the last shootings when thousands of insects sucking blood from me and my brave model Diana – you couldn’t stay at one place even 10 seconds, but we were at location about 2 hours and got a great results.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
I guess its my models. They have fire with a part of location and light – it makes my happy!
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
When i was a beginner – i dont know anything about photography – so i just find used Canon 350D with kit lense and start my first attempts. And im still using Canon – now its old Mark II + 85mm 1.8 cheap lense. My favorite lenses are from Canon – 85mm 1.2 and 70-200mm 2.8 – but i havent them at my bag. I’m also in love with bokeh of some old Soviet lenses and from old Leica lenses.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I dont earning money with photography, but i think for business at photography you need 3 things: passion, talent+skills, good marketing.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I know that it’s very hard to start something new and im admire that you doing that. I hope that through your magazine new people could taste “our” passion to photography.
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