Interview: Photographer Zoé Roulon (France)
Tell us something about yourself
I am Zoé Roulon and I am a 24 french woman PhD student in Physics.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started photography as a model 3 years ago, but I was always attracted by the photographer work, the settings of his camera, how does it camera work, the post production and all of the project that you can realize. So I began to learn about doing picture by myself, with the big help of my photographer friends, and I kept working on my composition, my settings, my projects, then I found amazing models, I improved my pictures and it is how my photography work begins!
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is my way to escape from reality, to express my art and mostly to meet new people. I think photography is about sharing with each other, exchanging ideas and building project based on the alchemy between the photographer and the model.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I am specialized in woman portraits in natural light. I love enhanced the beauty, the gentleness and the personality of each model than I portrait. Each of my models have something special and I want the world to see how unique they are.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I take my inspiration from talented and professional photographers, from pinterest and instagram social media, but mostly directly from the model than I choose
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer shoot with natural light, outside or inside depending on the weather and the season of the year.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I love improvise during photoshooting but for my series or big projects, I try to stay focus on my purpose and I have a good view of what I want for my final picture.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I am an absolutely hobbyist but I hope one day I could live of my work as a photographer.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
It Is a difficult choice because each session is unique but I think my most memorable one was last week when I photoshoop my friend for my new project [squad]. It was so pleasant to share my passion with them and have them as models.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
My biggest source of inspiration are my sister I think, I begin photography with her, my boyfriend, who is always here to support me and give me the energy that I need, and all the women I meet everydays.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Team Nikon! And of course 50mm f1/4
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I think it is the advice that one of my closest friend gave me last year: you have to be curious! You have to look at other photographer work, in magazine in social media, you have to find artist that you will admire, and I think it is the best way to improve your own work. And never be satisfied, keep working!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think it is an amazing opportunity to share photographers and models works from different countries and discover news faces.