Interview: Photographer Brigitte Feijen (Netherlands)
Can you tell us a little about you?
All my life I have had a passion for photography. In my younger years in front of the camera, and now behind it. In photography I can really do my own thing...
My creativity, especially my eye for detail help me to search for the best end result.I love to photograph people, not only models, but all kinds of people, form all ages. Its not the outside that interests me, but their caracter, their soul. Every person has something beautifull inside... It's up to the photographer to see it and make it sparkle in the photo.
How and when did you get into photography?
In 2011 I start with my first photolessons in a local photoclub and In 2013 I get my first digital camera and then it all begins...
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a love affair with life
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” – Ted Grant
Where do you get inspiration from?
I look at the model (child) and then going to make a moodboard that fit in.
Ideas from everywhere and put them together in 1 picture
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
Most of the time yes... But sometimes the model inspired me
Studio, on location or both?
On location, always work with natural light
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
a hobby that got out of hand
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon 50mm and 85 mm
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Making photos from 88 children on a local festival I never thought I could.. but I did very well that was a very nice experience
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Make your own style and never copy a other photographer. Be smart and always look for new ideas
And never give up !!
What do you think of our new magazine?
Love it !! Looks very proffessional !!