Interview: Photographer Markus Borr (Germany)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hello, my name is Markus Borr. I am 53 years old and was born in the southwest of Germany, in Neunkirchen in the beautiful Saarland. I am happily married to my lovely wife Heike and work as a technical manager in an energy and drinking water company. I love contact with people and, above all, travelling.
How and when did you get into photography?
I bought my first SLR camera when I was 15. Many more cameras were to follow. From the beginning, I was attracted to people photography and since I like to travel, travel reports rounded off my portfolio.
What does photography mean to you?
It excites me when I can express the essence of the people standing in front of my camera in pictures. When I can capture emotions and transport them to the viewer. Giving pleasure to the people I photograph is a beautiful gift.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Intense people photography always with a touch of sensual ... I would describe it as Sensual Lifestyle.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From feelings and moods and experiences in my life.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer to work on location. Studio is only a substitute if there is no nice location available.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Not for Sensual series, there I let myself be guided purely by my feelings or the mood of the model. With thematic photography, only the content is defined. The finished picture is created during the work.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I often say I am an unpaid passionate professional.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I am always happy to see see the shining eyes of the models when they receive the pictures from me. That is the best experience every time.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration for your work?
I go on a photography trip once a year with photographer friends and models. These tours are always great enrichment and inspire me immensely for future work.
Nikon or Canon? Favourite lens?
I work with Sony and only use fixed focal lengths. My favourite lenses are the 35mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.8.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer who is starting their own business?
Stay faithful to your style otherwise you will be one of many with the same style.
What do you think about our new magazine?
It has a great style and captivates with its very own structured way. It's inspirational and contains a lot of interesting info about photographers and models. It's great to read with a glass of red wine in the evening. Makes you want more.
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