Interview: Photographer Julia Sapiego (Poland)

17 Feb 2018

Can you tell us a little about you?

I'm Julia, student of Gdańsk University of Technology on shipbuilding course, born and rise in Gdańsk, Poland.

 

How and when did you get into photography?

Everything had started at the age of 15 when I was taking some photos with my friends and the editing these strictly for fun. Later in highschool it had turned semi-profesional and it took me to the place where I'm at rigth now.

 

What does photography mean to you?

For me it's the way to express myself and visualise what do I have in my mind at the moment. I never know what and when will come to my mind therefore I'm always ready to realize new projects.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I really don't have any specific style, although, I can distinguish two main paths in my creations. First is kinda nostalgic, in subtle shades, sleepy like. Everything is supposed to be very soft and delicate. Second one is taken straightly from Tumblr, in design of 90s' in which strong colors play main role.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

It is always very unexpected. Usually I see a person on a street and in my head immediately appear various ideas about how would I be able to show that specific person. Additionally it's very easy for me to imagine specific desing of the session in particular location.


Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Rather not, i start a session with nothing but sketch in my head. Final effect is combined of this and improvisation. 

 

Studio, on location or both?

Definitely location. I think that an outdoor scenery is much more interesting and adds "the thing" to the photos. For me personally photos that are taken at location are much, much better.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I'd say both. However, non-profit session are usually better, because then I do work with professional models that know how to behave in front of a camera. 

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

Every session is at the same importance for me, and from each I'm trying to recive the same amount of expirience.

 

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

1990 decade. Actually almost everthing that is based in those years, movies, fashion etc., especially Californish alike style.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Canon without a doubt. When it comes to lens I don't have the one, because for different ideas I need different devices.

 

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

Do it. More photographs you take, will contribute in how good your works arre going to be. Just follow your passion. 

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

Great source of inspiration. It is always good to have a magazine that gathers plenty of great artists.

 

Facebook: Julia Sapiego Photography 

 

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