Interview: Photographer Pawel Fabisiak (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
My name is Pawel Fabisiak I’m 30 years old and I’m coming from Warsaw (Poland). In the beginning of my adventure I’ve interested in “matte painting” graphic, but I’ve understand so fast that shooting photos is my real way in life, so I’ve bought my first camera. My first photos. First photos that I’ve took it was a photos for google maps. I’ve observed that google maps is missing detailed photos of my neighborhood, so I decided to fill up this lack of google maps images with my own photos. After some time I’ve felt that I need something more challenging. Photo modeling that was a ‘bull’s-eye’. I’ve started reading a lot of professional industry literature. How to work with model, how to crop photos, how to set the light. I’ve learned half a year before I’ve even started first modell shoots. I’ve logged in to model portal to check availability and market needs, to get first face to my work. It was a hard time because lack of portfolio, but at last I’ve found some model that trusted me and agreed to pose for my photos. Effects of this first session was satisfying and I’ve started to get more and more models…
How and when did you get into photography?
5 years ago, I was boored and desired to try something new in life.
What does photography mean to you?
For me photography is like catching moments on film.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
At this moment i think i cant say i have my own style but i’m preffer portraits, and fashion photos , black&white or colors – no matter
Where do you get inspiration from?
Im getting my insporations from internet and photo albums.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, I always have a plan in my mind, never did a spontaneos photo sesion unless it was a in my family time : )
Studio, on location or both?
Winter in my studio, summer on locations
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional? I am considering this more like a hobby but sometimes im getting paid orders.
What has been your most memorable session and why? The session that i remember the most is this one at Fryderyk Chopin museum in Warsaw. At some point from this museum came out about 40 german pensioners, ant they observed me and my beautiful model to the end of the session.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work? Helmut Newton album.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Nikon, 50mm f1.4G
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business? You must read a lot, watch tons of pictures and do not bother what others are saying about your photos.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think you can learn a lot about modern photographers and models.