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Interview: Photographer Radoslaw Rado Ledwozyw (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
Hi! My name is Radoslaw Rado Ledwozyw, im 29 years old and i live in small city Lezajsk, Poland. I became interested in photography in 2008 when I bought my first camera . The interest quickly turned into a passion.
What does photography mean to you?
There is lots of situations in life are hard to describe by words. I've never been a good speaker so I decided take pictures in order to tell stories. Besides that, in photography I can capture lots of moments and emotions. I love to catch genuine, spontaneous moments - it gives me a massive joy.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I do not like ordinary photos. I love fashion ambience where I can observe interesing styling, make-up and strong contrast light. I love dinamism on pictures ! I feel very good in that ambience and so I would like to take most of those kind of pictures. I also like street fashion and glamour style. Recently I had a opportunity to take a few beauty pictures but that was just for fun.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from magazines and Internet where I can observe how others, more experienced photographers work. We know well that there is many of those in this World. Mosty, they are the ones that are giving me motivation to make better and better photo shoots. Music cannot be forgotten ! Because of the music there has been a lot of photo shoots done which you can see on my website.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Before each shoot I always get ready - I know how the picture will look like. It usually comes out just like I imagined.
Studio, on location or both?
Both ! I manage to take photos in every situation.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Most memorable session is my first one. I had an appointment with model, with who I planned before how her look and make up is going to be looking. It was a shooting in location. I was so stressed because people were staring at me and the model. I was taking lots of pictures because of the fact that I wasn't sure of what I was doing at the moment. I would like to emphasize that at that thime there was not that many people taking pictures of models, as it is now.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Youtube is one of my biggest inspirations ever. I can find everything in there - inspiring music, many videos from backstage on which I can see how others work.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon of course. People always ask me which one is my favorite lens. Till today I still cannot answer that question. Most of the time I use 35mm and 50mm.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do not buy lots of equipment. Just focus on pictures. Open your mind. Do not be afraid of doing new things and obviously accept criticism with a smile on your face because of that criticism you will 'built' your skills.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Thanks through such magazines photographers and models can find many inspirations. Despite that, you give people a chance to show their pictures and tell their stories. You are doing a great job !