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Interview: Photographer Miguel Colinet (Sweden)

Tell us something about yourself

I am a Belgian guy who lives in Sweden. Working part time as a portrait photographer.


How and when did you get into photography?

I bought my first camera in 2009. I wanted to learn photoshop and thought it would be more motivating to practice on my own pictures.


What does photography mean to you?

My work doesn’t have deeper meaning than trying to create beautiful pictures.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

A mix of boudoir and fine art portraits, often with melancolic undertones. I like simple and minimalistic settings, preferably shooting in natural light.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

Mostly other photographers and movies.


Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Sometimes yes, but we are often improvising together with the models.

 

Studio, on location or both?

I do both, but because of my love for natural light I prefere to shoot outdoor when it is possible.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Hobbyist with my work with models, but paid professional in portrait and wedding photography.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

A session with Elin Agorelius as model, Madeleine Lindqvist as MUA and jewelry maker Caroline Axelsson. All amazingly creative people.

 

What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

Portrait photographer like Sue Bryce and Sean Archer, Emily soto...

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Nikon and Sigma 70-200

 

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Hard work will often pay off.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

Beautiful and great for inspiration.

 

My work with models can be seen here: http://500px.com/photobymiguel