Interview: Photographer Patrick ROUX (France)
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Tell us something about yourself
I am in love with photography and all kinds of pictures (fashion, nudes, landscapes, news…).
How and when did you get into photography?
I began when I was very young. My father did a lot of pictures. I saw his pictures, he understood I liked photography. He offered me my first digital camera when I was 10. I did my first pictures for his birthday.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a part of my life and a passion.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I want showing women at their best. I try doing sensual, esthetic pictures and giving emotions.
Where do you get inspiration from?
My inspiration is coming from all I read and know about fashion photography and cinema.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I always know what kind of picture I will do with each model, I know what I can do or not do with each model I work. Each one is different and each one has something different to offer on a shoot.
Studio, on location or both?
I hate studio, probably because I do not like artificial light. I always work with natural light outside or inside.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid profes-sional?
Of course as a hobbyist, even if I work sometimes for money.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I have a lot of, but not really one special. Perhaps this one is funny, I remind me a shooting in a village working with an English Model, the police came and asked her ID paper to check her age. She was 30….
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Of course Nikon, a 85mm F1.8. All the pictures you can see on this Editorial have been done with it.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Be yourself, don't try to copy …..
What do you think of our new magazine?
Amazing and interesting….