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Interview: Photographer Monika Wiktor (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
I am 24 years old, living in Cracow. This year I will be an economics graduate. I have been taking pictures for 7 years now, mainly fashion and portrait photography.
How and when did you get into photography?
As I said before, I have been shooting for 7 years now. About 8 years ago I played with the camera of my friend and I fell in love with photography.
What does photography mean to you?
To me photography have many meanings, as many as photography types we can distinguish. Sometimes it is storytelling, but sometimes its just usable.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I think that I am still looking for my own style, but I prefer simple fashion or portrait pictures.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I often look for inspiration in fashion magazines, but also analog photography from 1990s.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Before shooting I have a moodboard and I always try to have something like a plan in my mind, but usually when I start taking photos, it changes.
Studio, on location or both?
I shoot both on location and studio but if I had to choose I would rather shooton location. I love the natural light.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I hope that photography will be always my hobby, but if one day photography becomes something, what I will do for a living, my dreams will come true.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
This might be funny, but I have started with the Nikon system and year ago I have changed it for Canon. Now I use canon 5d Mark III with my three favourite lensŁ 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Look for inspiration in portfolios of the best photographers in the world, try to find your own style, do not follow trends that you don't like.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Really interesting, great!