Interview: Photographer Assaf Lazar (Israël)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Assaf Lazar, I am 46 years old, married and have 3 children.
How and when did you get into photography?
I began photography about 10 years ago as a hobby, I bought a very old camera, Olympus E-330 and tow lenses. And start shooting everything.
What does photography mean to you?
Over time, photography has become an integral part of my life, Everything I see is translated in my head almost immediately into a picture.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I take pictures of beauty and fashion, but my greatest love is artistic photography and artistic nudity.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
In artistic photography, I plan the pictures in advance according to the location, the light and according to the model with which I work with. There are pictures I planned to photograph and I thought about them for a few months until I formulated the full idea of the concept, the location and how the picture will look at the end.
Studio, on location or both?
I really like to shoot outdoors, especially in the summer. But recently I started investing more time in studio photography.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
In the last year I have been working as a professional photographer and only doing photography.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The photo session that influenced me the most was a few years ago when a group on Facebook organized a photography meeting of models and makeup artist. It was the first time I had photographed models, and I really enjoyed it and realized I was not bad at it. Since then this is my main field of photography.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot with Nikon, and my favorite lenses are Nikon 50nn f1.4, Nikon 85mm f1.4 and Nikon 180mm f2.8.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
For a new photographer I propose to experiment with as many subjects and styles as he can and to create his own photography style.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think your magazine is great. It presents a wide range of photographers and different photographic styles. I would be very happy to take part and participate in it.