Interview: Photographer Jonas Eggers (Denmark)

12 Jun 2019

Can you tell us a little about you?

Born in 1978 in Roskilde, Denmark. I teach Danish, math, history, social studies and religion in a public school in a class for students with special needs.

 

How and when did you get into photography?
I started taking pictures in 2016. Until then, I ran a martial arts academy, but age and injuries put a stop to teaching and practicing martial arts, which ment I had a lot of free time on my hands and I just started taking pictures. My first camera was a Nikon 3200, which was fine, but in retrospective I was terrible at taking pictures and editing the first year or so.

 

What does photography mean to you?

To me photography is art and is a mixture of craftsmanship and a good eye for the subject. I have seen new photographers who does not yet have the technical skills, but still manage to create amazing pictures. I mostly shoot portraits and I hope to give my portraits some sort of emotion or feeling, if that makes any sense.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style is mostly artistic portraits, but I also do a lot of photography in the babe genre, since that style generates a lot of attention on the social medias.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?
I think I have my own style by now, but I love the work of Dan Hecho, Jeff Lee and Piotr Obszarski, not to mention a lot of the really great Danish photographers who have helped me along the way.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

I can’t really point out the most memorable photosession anymore, as there has been so many, but as I mostly use amateur models the best thing when I can feel that they are really happy with the result.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I do a lot of tfp as I think it is important to continue learning and experimenting, but I am lucky enough to have reached a place where I can be selective when it comes to paid jobs.

 

Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?

I always have a clear image in my head before a photosession and I shoot very little pics, since I know what I want. I rarely shoot more than 100 pics and my latest photosession only lasted 14 minutes.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I have always used Nikon, but I can’t tell if it’s better or worse than any other cameras, since it is just the camera I have been using from day one and I am too lazy to learn how to use anything else.
I shoot with a D800 and prefer to use a 85mm f1.8.

 

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

I think anyone getting in to photography should study a bit of art history and make sure they understand the basic concepts of photography. I see a lot of photographers who has been shooting for years, but still can’t figure out how to shoot on manual mode and it shows on their pictures.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

I love your magazine – professional and you remember the art, instead of focusing on naked women to please the masses.

 

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