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Interview: Photographer Cyprien Bussy (France)
Tell us something about yourself
My name is Cyprien, I’m 23 years old and I live in La Rochelle a lovely little town on the west coast of France
How and when did you get into photography?
Worked a little more than a year for a start on the web, I was doing packshot, I was 18 years old. Then I changed my occupation and I stopped photography. One year ago, I spent several months in canada with my dog, I bought a small reflex for the trip. It’s during this trip that I fell in love with photography. When I returned to France I had the occasion to try portraits photography. The result was very bad but I loved the ambiance of the seance then. I changed my camera and I multiplied the shootings and the hours of editing.
What does photography mean to you?
For me it’s a moment of pleasure, encounters and creation.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I don’t think I have a style. I’m very influenced by my moods and what happens in my life. I have very luminous moments and others darker, and I like it.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Everywhere, in the magazine, the movies, I recognize myself in the work of some photographers.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Very little, I discuss the location and the clothes with the models for the next I play by here. I would like in 2017 begin to organize shootings more though full and prepared, create editorials and to aim magazines publications. But I still have a lot to learn.
Studio, on location or both?
Exterior, natural light!
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
It doesn’t matter, so long as one does what one loves.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
This year I spent a lot of time to organize a big session with many partners, 4 models, hairdresser and make up artist. I was happy but the day oh the shooting nothing happened like it was supposed to the result was quite catastrophic. I think I will remember for a long time…
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
My mother ! Aha, I have always dreamt of saying that ! Unless it’s my friends photographer Aymeric Neau. No I don’t a bigger source of inspiration, I take a little of everything around me to create my own universe.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Both oh them, I’m pacifist, Aha. I began Canon and now I shoot with Nikon D610. I looking to changing for a D810. The Nikkor 85mm 1.8 G whithout à doubt !
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Don’t do the same as me. Study the subject before starting your business. It’s not a good idea at all. Take your time and develop your network before you begin.
What do you think of our new magazine?
It’s my first publication and I want to thank you for that. It’s so cool to discover new magazine. I hope that one day I will see your magazine in French kiosk.