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Interview: Photographer Peter Cuppens (Belgium)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am Peter Cuppens. I live in Limburg, Belgium. I have been pursuing my passion for photography for many years. More specifically, I photograph artistic models. I photograph different female models regardless of their nationality or culture.


How and when did you get into photography?

The introduction to photography started in the era before the digital camera. Film rolls were still being used. My girlfriends at the time enjoyed standing in front of the lens and taking different poses. I, who stood behind the camera, ensured the most optimal lighting and other settings. In a later era, my girlfriend at the time put me in touch with several other models, who in turn provided other models in their neighborhood.


What does photography mean to you?

Since I have a busy life with many stressful periods and private circumstances, my photography means a lot to me. It is an escape from reality and a moment of no blame.


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I can describe my style as artistic photography. My basic photography involves mapping the natural appearance of a woman.


Where do you get inspiration from?

This is always an inspiration of the moment and letting my imagination speak to me.


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

No, It’s on the moment and freestyle. I let the model decide, so I can photograph her in her own personality. I let everyone be who they are. You have to respect a woman's worth.


Studio, on location or both?

Both but if the weather is beautiful I always prefer photography into nature.


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I do photography purely as a hobby. At some point, agreements will be made regarding transport costs. The costs indicated by the model can always be discussed. In 95% of cases no costs will be charged from either side.


What has been your most memorable session and why?

A photo shoot done in an old abandoned building. Everything looked like it did in the 1950s. Time had stood still here. The model who came from the United States of America (California) thought that was fantastic.


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Nikon- Nikon N AFS Nikkor 24-120mm 1:4 GED


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

Always be respectful to the models if you are or want to be a model photographer.


What do you think of our new magazine?

It's always interesting to find out how other photographers create their photos and what their photo styles are. it's also nice to see how well some models pose.




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