Interview: Photographer Alex Craig (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi ! Well, not that much to say, I'm a self-made photographer and videomaker, based in Paris, enjoying life as much as possible, and photography is a real part of the fun.
How and when did you get into photography?
I starting a long time ago (20 years) in an agency, as a “kind of journalist” in a motorcycle magazine, going around race track, taking thousand of pics. Then I decided to change for fashion photography for 10 years, and finally nude-art and erotic only.
What does photography mean to you?
To me, photography is the best way to fix for ever beautiful moments, and I love doing this.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My style is clearly nude oriented, up to porn-art. I have no taboo regarding the subject, I just want to make it beautiful. Erotic style is my favorite.
Where do you get inspiration from?
This is a difficult question ... I think inspiration needs to come from our unconscious, means the full mix of everything we get from all support day by day, this is creativity.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Depends ... For jobs, of course everything is prepared in advance, but for my personal work, I prefer to feel the moment and let it go. A photoshoot is about a mood, a feeling between you and the model, you cannot predict or prepare that.
Studio, on location or both?
90% location. Daylight is my favorite and best friend.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I would consider it a passion, that I can do for free, or to get paid for.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I had so many moments … I think my first porn movie production in Prague was a real piece of fun and I will never forget this.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Sony (sorry). I have very few lenses : 28 / 55 / 85 mm. And my 55 f/1.8 Zeiss is my favourite.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Good luck :-)
What do you think of our new magazine?
It looks really nice, content is full of quality pics and always interesting to know about people reading the interview. Thanks to invite my to join !