Interview: Photographer Anna Konieczna (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
I'm 21 years old, I'm from Poland. I have been taking photos for 6 years with longer or shorter breakes.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started my adventure with photography 6 years ago. Actually I don't know from what it has started. My family claims that it's because of the genes. My grandfather loved photography, he even develop film on the beach in the time of full moon.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is my whole life. A lot of things depends on it, for example my feelings. Today I spend 70% of my time on photography. It gives me a lot of happiness. I don't want to think how empty my life will be without it.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My style is definitely fairytale. I love vintage. I spend a lot of time on searching matching clothes. Now I'm during making project, which title is "fairytale's beauties", which depend on beautiful women from various fairytales. However I also make other photoshots.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get inspirations from emvironment. I'm inspired by literature, mostly fairytales, films but also from my authorities. If I saw something interesting, I try to interpretate that idea for my way or if they make something really original they mobilise me to think and make something original too.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Usually yes. I like to be well prepared before photoshoot and I plan what I would like to catch, what stories and what emotions I would like to show. During photoshoot I do a lot photos on preview on my camera, which helpes me in composition.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer location. Natural light is my favourite. I love photos with trees at sunrise or sunset light.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I think that photography is mainly my hobby, but I'm slowly started to be paid professional.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I have many marvelous photoshoots. I can't count them. My most memorable photoshoot was also the worst one. It was a photoshoot in the river. I like the effects, but the photoshoot wasn't pleasant. We have stubborn people, we were anxcious because we felt like animals in the zoo, so I felt down to the water and I flood the camera. I was lucky that a couple days after it, there was no traces and the camera started working properly.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
My biggest source of inspiration is everything which is connected with victorian times.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I assume that human takes photos not the camera and equipment is not the most important thing but in this situation Canon wins. My favourite lens, which I have, is Canon 85 mm 1.2 L II USM, but I like very much helios 44-2 too for bokeh.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do not look at others, everyone grows at its own pace. However if you look at the and you see what they do, so let it to mobilise you to even harder working with your photos.
What do you think of our new magazine?
It is very interesting, I think that everyone can find something for himself.
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