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Interview: Photographer Katalin Kedves (Hungary)

Can you tell us a little about you?

My name is Katalin Kedves. I was born in Hungary, Zirc. In my younger age I felt that I love to capture moments and people.

How and when did you get into photography?

I studied photography after graduation in an art school where the whole first year was all art classes. Like contemporary art, image thinking, analogue photography etc…so it was kind of accidental that I had to take photography classes, and I just fell love with this.

What does photography mean to you?

Everything. All the feelings or happenings are processed with photography. So yes, everything.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style is minimal and documentary. My first personal project that I felt that was like myself was the one called Depression. I was living in Budapest-Szolnok and I started documenting my own depression with a model. That was the first project that I felt was kind of my own. Then I started to capturing fashion moments. There was a time when I was in a creative crisis, then I met an art director who helped me to find my own style.

Where do you get inspiration from?

I usually inspired by my life and things happens in my life.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

As I have made more progress in my shootings more and more I plan in advance my pictures, because the art director who helps me pushes me that direction that I can be more conscious with my own style.

Studio, on location or both?


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Paid professional.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

One of my most memorable session was this spring, in April, when I spent sometime in New York, and I had a chance to combine my two passions; the fashion and old american cars, so I could shoot amazing pictures with both.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

SONY. J 55 mm and 24 mm

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

It is a hard profession, so If you would like to make success in it you have to be patient, determind, and you have to find your own unique style.

What do you think of our new magazine?

I haven’t known about it before, but as I can see now It can be a successful and unique magazine.

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