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Interview: Photographer Antoine Harrewyn (France)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I’m Antoine Harrewyn, french photographer from Paris. My first job is sound engineer/designer, photography is my second job and I can’t live without both. I studied in a cinema school.

How and when did you get into photography?

I started photography with my father’s argentic camera, shooting landscape in Bretagne (France) and then portraits of my family.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is freezing a moment, but with a feeling, a story, a light and why not a sound (yes!)

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

Well, I play piano and compose. Mostly some nostalgic and melancholic music. And I think this is the most visible in my pictures. I love to shoot girls and women with this kind of expression, and I try to show the sensuality and the feminity. Same to man’s models but I recognize that I prefer to shoot women.

Where do you get inspiration from?

From others photographers, from music, from my imagination and landscape, from painting and painter like Vermeer or Monnet …

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

It really depends ! Sometimes yes because I want to make a specific picture with a specific light, expression and pose, and sometime nope, because each models are differents. And I need their personnality, and this is very cool when they propose something too !!

Studio, on location or both?

Both because this is not the same and you don’t make the same scene if you are on location or in a studio, even with the same light. Of course you can fake it in photoshop or kind of, but if we talk about the photo-take, it is different. Natural light is really interesting to work with, and you can/have to improvise, in studio, light is done before.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

On the rocks by the sea, in Bretagne (France), with a lot of wind and big waves, the assistant who grabbed the flash, and me trying to speak and explain what I wanted to the frozen model ; great moment !!

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Nikon D810 and 50mm (but not the only one)

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Both because I practice photography for hobby, with tfp, and paid shootings.

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

So hard to answer but maybe Vermeer for his fabulous light work

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

I think Passion is the most important, without passion it is so difficult to believe in his proper work, and try to never copying, but taking inspiration from.

What do you think of our new magazine?

This is cool and nice presentation, and if it could promote unknown photographer like me, it will be great !!

Model Louise (Paris)

Model Marina (Kiev)

Model Chloé (paris)

Model Jessica (Bretagne/France)

Model Melissa (Paris)

Model Aziza (Kiev)

Model Sonny (Paris)

Model Evgenia (Reproduction of an Ingres painting "La baigneuse") (Kiev)

Model Mélodie (Paris)

Model Pauline (Paris)

Model Fanny (Paris)

Model Wondesky Suicide (Paris)

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