Interview: Photographer Maciek Leśniak (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am from Poland. I am turning 39 in two weeks. I am a husband and a proud father of two great daughters. I am working as an optician but photography is my second job. It's also my hobby and big love.
How and when did you get into photography?
It all has started when my father gave me my first camera when I was 15 years old.
What does photography mean to you?
It's a way of expressing myself and making memories at the same time.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Most of the time I like to keep it all simple, don't plan to much ahead and see were it goes. But there are times when I wake up with a photo in my mind and then I try to take it out.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I try to seek for inspiration everywhre. Just keep my eyes and mind open all the time.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Sometimes I have everything planed, but most of the time I just go with the flow.
Studio, on location or both?
I like both.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Hobbyist that gets a paid job from time to time.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot many different cameras. My personal wokr is 99% analog. I shoot 35mm, medium format, and large format. Each camera has it's own feel, each lens has its magic. I just can't choos one.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do what you love and work hard.
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