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Interview: Photographer Kevin Rinaldo (France)

Tell us something about yourself

My name is Kevin Rinaldo, I'm a 23 year-old Parisian fashion photographer

How and when did you get into photography?
I’ve always been intrigued by the power of images. As a visual memory person it was pretty natural to get into that field.
Well it’s quiet new, I kicked off with my very first camera one year ago for Christmas then everything went like a snowball. Three months after I decided to resell my beginner photo kit to a more professional one.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Capturing elusive feelings and emotions through portraits is what truly matters to me. 


What does photography mean to you?
My camera is my own way to interpret and to grasp life. From the outset, I’ve been motivated by the close relation living together between the creativity and the accuracy Photography required. Being a photographer requires so much more than pressing a release bouton and that’s the whole magic.


Where do you get inspiration from?
I mostly draw my inspiration from women.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Most of the time, I don’t plan anything but the model, the location and sometimes the teamwork according to the project. I love to leave space to the unexpected.


Studio, on location or both?
I often work outdoor with natural light but sometimes I also use artificial lights in flats.


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Well, I’m still pursuing an engineering school so my photographer activity is my student job.


What has been your most memorable session and why?
I don’t have any particular highlight shooting session in mind, all of them were singular and rewarding in their own way


What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
there are several folks, I just can’t pick a single one: Peter Coulson, Bettina Rheims and Marc Hayden


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I started with Nikon so I got used to it. My favorite lens is the Sigma 85 mm F/1.4 without doubt
but never mind it doesn’t get the job done


What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Consistency is the key word. The more you shoot the more you improve your artistic sens and your technical skills. Patience is also a keystone and in conclusion enjoy yourselves because nothing brilliant will have the chance to spring up without enjoyment


What do you think of our new magazine?
I think it’s a golden way to keep inspiring people from all over the world

Facebook: Kevin Rinaldo
Instagram: @kevinrinaldo

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