Interview: Photographer Anette Matsson (Sweden)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi I am Anette Matsson and I am a 50+ freelancing photographer. I live in Sweden in a small town called Vansbro. I am not working with anything else for the moment and can devote my time on photography.
How and when did you get into photography?
I have always been interesting in pictures, art and photos. Got my first camera when I was 12 years old from my father who has been working with photography eralier in his life.
What does photography mean to you?
It means a lot! I love to see how my dreams take forms in front of the camera. And to see the beauty in life, both nature, animals and people thrue my lens and then became the photo that I thought about!
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Oh! That wasn´t easy!! I do a a couple of different styles but try to make it to my own! First I love to make Fine Art Portraits, and if there is a bit of fairytales in it it´s better. And then I do love to take fashion photos. I am still trying to learn more about that!
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from all kind of photos and other pictures! And I have a head full of idéas!! I pick small pieces from different places and put them together.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I always have a plan for what I want in the photo. It can be different moods, styles or if it is a fairy picture. I always plans my photos before I start the session. I want my photos to touch the viewers heart!!
Studio, on location or both?
I love location most because it gives more variations in the picture. I have my own studio but use it most of the time in the winter.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Hmm .. I think I am a little of both! I both do my own project and take paid jobs.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
That wasn´t an easy question because I love every session and it gives me so much energy. Everey session is different and leave memories! And also the models are every one amazing in their own way.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, fullframe! My favorite lens is a Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art!
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
If you love to photograph, try to do it as much as you can and don´t be afraid to try different things! You will learn so much even when you take bad pictures! Don´t be afraid to let other give you critic on your photos, both good and bad!!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think you do a great job!! And the magazine is great too!! Keep up with what you are doing!