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Interview: Photographer Joanna Mucha (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
It's always the hardest question for me. Well, I'm alternative photographer based in Cracow, Poland. And big unicorn and pony lover.
How and when did you get into photography?
I think photography was always part of my life, so I can't even specify, when did I start. For sure I got my first camera when I was 17 y.o., but I remember I was trying shooting few years before eather.
What does photography mean to you?
First it was only my regular hobby. When I had time, I was asking my friend to pose for me or I was photoshooting some nature. But hobby starts growing to something bigger and bigger, I was learning more about technics and photoshop... It may sounds silly, but it's basically all my life for now.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I'm alternative photographer. Love all “strange” models – with body modifications, tattooes or just not looking like regular fashion models. And about fashion, I prefer shooting gothic lolitas, cosplayers and similar stuff. Basically all, what's strange for others is normal for me.
Where do you get inspiration from?
My model's style, music and my imagination.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Mostly I want to bring some legends alive.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Paid hobbyist ;)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
All my sessions are same memorable, thanks to my incredible models.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Well, as I said before, music mostly. And imaginary while reading books, dreams and nightmares...
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Nikon! Don't have favourite lens, coz what lens I'm using depends of what I wanna see on my photo.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Don't stop dreaming and never believe when someone tells you that you can't do anything :)
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think you're chosing great photographer to interview ;)