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Interview: Photographer Michal Zaborowski (Poland)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am analog photographer from Cracow, Poland, i am shooting only film. Every day i am computer programmer. I like shooting on color films and i am usually using medium format cameras. I love working with handle lever viewfinder so i am using as much as possible.

How and when did you get into photography?

I entered deeply in to photography around 2 years ago, when i had started shooting with my first 35mm analog camera, after some time i decided to join photography school and after this time i only and still shot with film.

What does photography mean to you?

Since two last year it means for me a lot! I met a lot of friends which inspire me everyday. Everyday i am working as a computer programmer so i don’t have a change to met so many artistic people who give ma a positive energy.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My photography have two sides, from one side i am photograph street fashion from other side i am doing art photography, mostly portraits and act where you can see naturalness, calm and melancholy.

Where do you get inspiration from?

I am getting inspirations from everywhere: films, nature, art exhibitions, social media.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Emotions, good composition and nice looking colors.

Studio, on location or both?

I shoot daylight and location, but this could change soon because i am going to buy some lights and try to make some shoots in home studio.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Hasselblad :) Favorite lens - depends on system, for Pentax 6x7 i love 75 2.8, for Hasselblad i love 110 2.0 and 80 2.8.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

100% hobbyist and not planing to change it in near future. I am really happy that photography is my hobby and detached from reality, this helps me keep good balance.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

I don’t have most memorable session, i remember couple of them, but if i would need to take one, i would take one with Merry but not sure which one, one was great because we first met and took photos is 10 minutes that are still in my top3, second one were with projector at night but with addition of green substation which gave us a lot of fun ;))

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

Hard to say something because i don’t have any experience with commercial photography.

What do you think of our new magazine?

I love idea and this is very nice that you are promote new photographers, this gives a change to find great people (i already found really nice people when previewing interviews pages). Keep doing what you do, great job!

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