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Interview: Photographer Faber Marc (Luxembourg)

Can you tell us a little about you? 

I am 56 years old and work for the national railway company as a mechanical trainer.  But I will be retiring in 9 months and can then devote myself entirely to my hobbies.  My hobbies are of course photography, but also sports (MTB and running), riding a motorcycle and working in my large garden.


How and when did you get into photography?

I started taking photos at a young age, but I didn't have any more time due to my work and my private life.  My mother bought me a new camera for my 50th birthday.  That's when I started working intensively on photography again.  I've tried a lot.  Nature, city photos, holiday pictures, until I got to portrait photography.  Since then I have been fascinated by portrait photography.  I was fascinated by mastering light and shadow and how you can depict images or models in different ways with different light sources.

What does photography mean to you? 

Photography is now more than just a hobby for me. I spend a lot of time with photography and look at a lot of things with different eyes and I am always looking for new spots.  Beautiful old factories, rooms, nature and and and... Everything where you can take special pictures with sun and shadow or with light sources and to photograph models in an ideal light.


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers

I prefer to do portrait photography in black and white, but also in colors depending on my mood.  I always try to photograph my models in beautiful surroundings and, if possible, use the natural light and shadows, which of course is not always possible.  I always do street photography when I'm out and about and I notice something interesting.


Where do you get inspiration from?

My inspiration comes naturally when I see something interesting or even spontaneously where I think that could be cool or when the sun is great and we have really interesting light.  I actually do photography all day.  There is so much that you can capture in pictures and make it very interesting.  For me, photography is not just photography, it is art.

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

When I take portraits, I always have a clear idea of ​​what the picture should look like, but I also like to let myself get carried away and experiment.  I also often give the models leeway in clothes and poses, especially when I'm working with them for the first time.


Studio, on location or both?  

I prefer outdoor photography, lost places photography with a model of course, but a studio with a screen can also be interesting.


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional? 

In the meantime, I would no longer call myself a beginner, but I wouldn't call myself a good one either.  There are always new things to discover and you should never stop looking and experimenting.  You never arrive at art.


What has been your most memorable session and why? 

I have no memorable session.  All my sessions with humans are memorable.  Everyone has something special about them, you just have to find it for yourself and you owe it to that person to put them in the perfect light and position and then immortalize them forever in a photo.


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens? 

Nikon D850 and for streetphotography I take my Fuji XT2. Favorite lens is 24-70 from Nikon.


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

There are basic rules in photography that you should or must know.  But there is no ideal in art.  Everyone has to find out for themselves what is good or bad.  There are no boundaries in art, otherwise it isn't art.


What do you think of our new magazine? 

I didn’t know your magazine right now. But I had a look to your magazine and I thing it’s an amazing magazine with amazing photographers and photos. A lot of interviews and I’m very honored to be part of one of them. Thanks a lot for this opportunity to be part of

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