Interview: Photographer Andras Orosz (Hungary)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hello, I am András Orosz, I am working as a photographer for more than 4 years. I set up my own studio in the heart of Budapest, Studio Different. And for a year I have been a co-founder and leader of the Different Model Agency.
How and when did you get into photography?
I used to be a professional poker player for over 10 years and I looked more creative professions and hobbies from the world of numbers. Within half a year, I tried myself in drawing, painting, web design, publication editing, and photography, and soon enough it was decided that this is the closest to me. And from then on, there was no stopping.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography can be a hobby, a profession or an art. It means something different to me. I’m mostly active in the last two, and I like to mix the two, to the extent allowed. As a profession, I view photography mostly as a pictorial presentation of someone or something (the first impression of the viewer). As art, of course, it’s a self-expression, or a presentation of myself and my vision, if you like, even self-promotion.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
As I mentioned above, in many cases, it is a presentation of an image, someone, or something, and my style is to do it with the greatest possible impact, with the greatest splendor, achieving the greatest visual experience. In some cases, even on stage. Further, I am a maximalist in all areas of life, so I strive for perfection in the smallest details of my photos. Fashion, Beauty, Glamor themes are closest to me.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I’ve loved painting since I was a kid and I’ve been to galleries all over the world and been inspired by the paintings there. That means a lot to me. Today I am a big fan of the High Fashion style so I draw from there often as well as prepare for the current topic before any photography.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
I think thorough preparation and planning contributes to making quality images, but really good photos need more than that. Improvisations during photography, seeing things, moments that you can’t prepare for and those that need to be captured. These moments make photography really enjoyable for me.
Studio, on location or both?
I really like having control in my hands, so I mostly take photos in the studio, but I also love the game of adapting to the changing external environment, that is, looking for unique backgrounds, compositions, lights. Fixed schemas work less here.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Clearly professional, I love to take photos, but my hobby is not photography.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
It’s hard to single out one, I can usually say that outdoor photography is always more exciting and interesting. It wasn’t long ago that it was really funny that I took photos on a popular beach and mens tried to pinch the model in every hour.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
So far I only had a Canon. Canon 70-200 f2.8 Mrk 3. I love this lens, it can’t go wrong and it takes fantastic pictures almost anywhere and anytime.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Take photos of multiple subjects and never stop learning and searching for new things.
What do you think of our new magazine?
It has extremely high content and is paired with high quality. Perfect combination.
Model: Anna / Different Model Agency
Mua: Kriszta Korosi