Interview: Photographer Johnny Ferrari (Switzerland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I find it hard to think I am a photographer, but I have a passion within creating and sharing my way of seeing the world and photography is the perfect medium with which to express myself, I was born and raised in Switzerland and I want to show the world what how beautiful we are in our country
How and when did you get into photography?
Photography has always been part of my life, since I was a child I have always loved creating photographic compositions with every kind of camera, and when I could not photograph I drew what I saw. For almost four years, however, I have decided to buy my first Reflex camera and try to make my passion become something more than just a hobby ...
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a way of expression, I feel the need to create and show everyone the world through my eyes, I am a dreamcatcher because I dream of taking many photos and being able to show them as I imagine them ...
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My style is coherent, always with colors with little saturation, a style that is often melancholic but not sad, I love vintage style and it is my base, but I want to explore many types of photography and grow a lot, I'm just at the beginning of my long journey ...
Where do you get inspiration from?
I take inspiration from everything I see, be it a photograph, a landscape, an expression, everything is inspiration and what is most important is to always be able to see things from different angles ...
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
Normally yes, I always have something in mind to create but it is perfectly normal for something to be invented during a photo session.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I am a professional photographer at work but with the humility of being an amateur and still having a lot to learn ...
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I believe my first wedding, because I had no idea what I should have done and I think I lost ten years of life ...
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon 5D mark IV – Canon 50 f1.2 – Canon 16-35 f2.8 – Canon 100 f2.8 – Sigma art 35 f1-4
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Buy an entry level camera, learn the basic rules of photography and take 10,000 photos, learn to shoot, learn the rules and learn to break them, study hard, work hard and never give up.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I want to be honest, I didn't know him but I really appreciate the possibility granted and the seriousness in the contacts, I also like the magazine and I was fascinated by so much quality.