Interview: Photographer Damian Piórko (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in Poland 39 years ago, however photography is my hobby since 2014. My occupation is completely not linked to photography, but I do everything to maintain it as I simply love it! Im a father of two and husband of lovely woman.
How and when did you get into photography?
It was rather something that came up from me when I was rather adult. I remember as a child I was browsing through old images of my family. Maybe that stuck to my mind so hard that bloomed 20 years later.
What does photography mean to you?
It is like a drug. When u take a photo u are so focused on it you leave whole world behind u. The same with editing images. I love it because I can add a bit of unnatural look anytime and it pops up my images from the crowd. Every image I deal with is differen.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
It’s typical portrait photography but I love shalow depth of field (1,4-2,2) and use my 35 mm lens. On such image I can create portrait of person placed in some specific environment. It gives additional taste and story behind. I do not really like tight portraits that show only face of the model, unless it has great impact on viewer by presenting some story (not only beauty).
Where do you get inspiration from?
Painting! I love to watch that type of art! Of course there many great photographer on Internet so sometimes I get inspiration frrm them.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I try to plan my session for sure. Sometimes I go to the location beforehand. But once I’m on the unknown location it arouses my imagination!
Studio, on location or both?
Both, but on location is more inspirational. Location is easier, because all the props one has on the spot. Only issue is with the lighting. It requires quite a lot of expirience.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Rather semi-professional. I do not rather earn a lot of money, since I have a job. Without photography I can do my living easily.
9 What has been your most memorable session and why?
It was with my frind Caroline in old garage with old cars. I came across it accidently and one frame I would say conquered the photo world! It looks like from Hitchcock movie! I added cinematic look and really enjoy it!
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Sigma. But canon is still good. Very good. Sigma art gives the image I do really need namely perspective is very cinematic.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Actually since I do not run any bussines I cannot say much. But I know one thing: if you want to get a lot of money on photography do your images with passion! Money will find you by itself.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Great as always. It is my pleasure to be portrayed here with my works!