Interview: Photographer Weronika Reichert (Poland)
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Tell us something about yourself
I'm on the very begining of my adventure but it seems like a good ride till now. Like probably most of photographers I had to decide at one day and answer a question „Is this really for me?”. The road wasn't easy but right now I'm really happy that I've decided to join to this amazing world of photography, movies and fashion. Me and my fiance are fashion and product photographers and commercial movie makers for few years. We create a perfect duo and share our work with each other. He's better with products and food, and I prefer fashion and lifestyle photography, but we do switch sometimes. Together we produce a short movies and we are up to something new soon.
How and when did you get into photography?
I found photographers' gen in my blood in the same time when I found my love, about 3,5 years ago. I met my fiance Bartosz who was a big fan of photos and cameras at that time and he tried he's first steps as a photographer. With time he told me evertything he knew and we started to learn more about being photographers together. Very quickly we become the „perfect duo” because in some moment we got diffrent kind of views on photography and we started to coplete each other. That makes us able to do more and more with time, no limits. But as long as I think I might found photography way much earlier at primary school, when I was sort of school photoreporter,haha.
What does photography mean to you?
For me photography is the way we tell our stories by pictures. We can keep memories in photos, we can show our own way to see the world trough the camera and say a lot about our character and emotions by makeing every single photoshoot.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I think I don't already have the „special style” in photography
Where do you get inspiration from?
Inspiration is everywhere! When I go for a walk with my dog, or when I read some magazines or surf on Internet and exploring new photos. Inspiration is in my second half's lough and in sad songs. Yeah, music gives me most of my inspirations and ideas. Music discovers emotions, and emotions creat pictures. That how it work with me.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I want from my pictures to tell some story. Maybe that's why I don't love product photography as much as Bartek. I love movie atmosphere and sort of cinema posters taste in it. It has to have something mystery from fairytells and best movie scenes to make an impress on me and make me feel satisfy about my work.
Studio, on location or both?
Location really depands from kind of idea. You can do photos everywhere if you know how to use light. I prefer doing photoshoots on locations beacause of the soul of place and feeling the fresh air and sunlight makes me more productive than studio. But Bartek has the opposite, he could sit at studio whole days and he enjoy the calm and silence.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I've made the journey from hobbist to proffesionalist thanks to some people but long road is still a head. I think I won't change my mind to do something else anymore. Maybe one day we'll be only moviemakers but nothing like changeing our job will happend.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Um, honeslty I would pick up my first own photoshoot about two years ago. I had three models, horses and almost +40 degrees. After long day we've made a barbecue and had some fun. That was really tough day but pictures were really good and ended in Elegant Magazine for my debute.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
The biggest source of my inspiration is music and my tallented fiance.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
We use Nikons, my favourite lens are Sigma 70-200 and Nikkor 24-70.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Only advice is „Don't give up”. If you really want to do it and got at least a little of good taste you can make it. Put a smile on your face, take your camera and just go a head. Some good friends and a little bit of luck can make you very rich one day!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I really love it! That's why my pictures are in it :) Hope we're going to see each other again.