Interview: Photographer Tasos Anestis (Greece)
Tell us something about yourself
My name is Tasos Anestis, i am from Greece and currently live in Ljubljana, Slovenia where i work as a general manager for a video games company.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started 5 years ago with landscape and cityscape photography. I love traveling and i wanted to capture and 'save' my memories from my trips(though later i developed a more fine art style). And it is the last one and a half year that i start shooting people
What does photography mean to you?
I know its a cliché but its the best thing ever happened to me, its my life right now.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Hmmm that’s a really tough question. For sure i can’t put labels and i hate it, you ll never for example see me describe myself as a fashion photographer. I am still developing my own style, experimenting with different approaches, some towards fashion, other towards fine art, but my long term vision is of course in Fashion.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From movies, music video clips, paintings, and of course from fashion magazines.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I am always trying to be well prepared, create moodboards, scout locations, communicate and brief correctly everyone, but sometimes i d like to go with the flow and do some things totally different.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer on location with all the challenges and the endless possibilities to create a scene ,but for many reasons sometimes i stay inside the comfort zone of the studio.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Started as a hobbyist, currently semi pro
What has been your most memorable session and why?
One shooting last year in Milan for a lingerie brand, where i had the opportunity to shoot with a great team, models, MUA etc.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I am shooting with Canon. My favorite lenses are the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II ,Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Work hard , have patience and realize there are no shortcuts. And most of all don’t wait to be discovered, be bold and chase your dreams
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like the diversity and the quality of the photos, Also it’s great to give exposure to emerging artists. Thank you for the interview and wish you all the best with the magazine