Interview: Photographer Sali Petel (Israël)
Tell us something about yourself
Im from Israel , age 45, married and a father of 4 kids
How and when did you get into photography?
I started with the photography when I get my firs camera at the age of 16 by my father as a birthday gift.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is everything. Its my passion, my desire , and my Income sources.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My work ranges from Modeling to Fine Art, between fantasy and dream, between old and new, between reality and imagination
Where do you get inspiration from?
My influences are varied and wide, I am influenced by almost everything, it can be from the work of other photographers, movies, imaginations and basically everything
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I always want to get something in the picture that is a bit beyond reality
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
There is no such one, each set has different and varied experiences and it is always surprising
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
There is not one particular source but in general I am very influenced or at least getting ideas and inspiration from what I see in photography magazines of the world
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon , I love working with a variety of lenses of different types, my favorite ones are mostly old retro lenses
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do not try to emulate anyone, always be yourself
What do you think of our new magazine?
A spectacular magazine, interesting and important variety