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Interview: Photographer Igor Burba (Russia)

Tell us something about yourself

Photography is my lifestyle. I photograph about 12 years. Mostly I photograph portraits. For 1 year I have been manufacturing lanterns for photographers.

How and when did you get into photography?

I started shooting in the Army on the phone in 2005, on the camera 0.3 megapixels and then I got hooked on it. When I returned from the army I photographed on a regular camera, later I bought a mirror camera.

What does photography mean to you?

I get pleasure from what I do, and this is the most important thing in our life, do what you like.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style of photography is difficult to describe. It has notes of art-portrait and melancholy.

Where do you get inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from everything. that surrounds me. Music, nature, people.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

I do not always know what comes beforehand. Basically, I think up everything spontaneously in the process of taking photos.

Studio, on location or both?

I do not like photo studios. I love real scenery, nature and ancient buildings and things.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I do not consider myself a professional or amateur. I just do what I like. If you think that I'm a professional, that's probably true.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

Each fotosemka in its memorable, I can not make one the most interesting.

What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

I can not remember the main source of inspiration, they constantly surround me.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Only the Nikon! Sony also likes it, but with ergonomics everything is bad there. Kenon is very noisy and the picture is not plastic and therefore simply awful.

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

The one who is just starting to take pictures - do what you like, do not look at others, and go to the photo with your head.

What do you think of our new magazine?

You have a cool magazine!

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