Interview: Monthly Winner Nik Skjøth (Denmark)
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Tell us something about yourself
I’m a photographer who’s living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With a background in video and music production.
How and when did you get into photography?
In April 2012 I decided to book my first model shoot, and try to learn about light composition.
In the beginning I was mostly interested in light, and how I could use it to become better at setting light for moving pictures.
What does photography mean to you?
It’s more or less taken over my life. Kind of crazy, but that’s how I work. I find one thing, which I put all my time and energy into for a number of years, where after I just drop it completely.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Im segregating a bit between my “fashion/beauty/fineart” and “glam/boudoir/nude” styles. The difference is in light, expression, the amount of sexiness in the picture and clothing.
But in every aspect Im always looking for the feminine touch. I only shoot female models, and they need to express themselfes as such. Thats why modern fashion photography, is quite unapealing to me. “Girls who look like men.”
Where do you get inspiration from?
Honestly. The model IS my inspiration. I don’t shoot because I have an idea that I need to do. I shoot because Im interested in that particular subject.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I love to just go with it. Very impulsively. No setup or preparation. Just pick a location, some outfits (if any), and go.
Studio, on location or both?
Both. Depending on season. I love shooting both in nature, and indoor locations, such as appartments or abandoned houses. (who dosnt) Im not that innovative in that regard.
But I do try to make some kind of meaningful corelation between the model and the surroundings.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Im clearly A hobbyist at heart. I would not take money for a shoot, if im not interested in it personally.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Getting chased by a bull on a field, with all your equipment. Probably takes the price of that one.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Im inspired by my own ideology of a woman. Even if she comes in various shapes and forms. Every pose and expression, talks to me on a personal level. I need to be seduced by the image.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon (just because) The 24-70 in the studio and the 50 on location mostly.