Interview: Photographer Slawek Wojton (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Welcome. I am Sławek and I am a photographer from Poland. I am 32 years old, a loving and patient wife and two cats :)
How and when did you get into photography? I have been dealing with photography for about 6 years, 4 of which professionally. I spend every moment photographing, learning and inspiring myself. I browse hundreds of photos every day.
How did I start my adventure with photography? A friend of mine bought a used camera with lighter glass and we took some pictures. We were very excited about the boke in the background, amazed how it happened that such a box encloses part of the world in one picture. I decided that I also want to take beautiful photos like other photographers. And so I got to the point where photography is part of my life.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a way of life for me, it is part of it. My wife laughs at me that photography is my lover, because sometimes I spend more time with it. It allows me to express myself. It opens the door to meeting new people.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I think I could describe it as a natural style. I like when my models are natural, when they behave this way and when they look like that in my photos.
Where do you get inspiration from? I am trying to be inspired by everything that surrounds me. Sometimes they are people, images, and sometimes ordinary clothes through which I will get an idea for sessions.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
Yes, I always have a plan before the session that I try to implement, although it sometimes happens that something completely different comes out, sometimes better than what I planned.
Studio, on location or both?
I feel good in the studio and outdoors, it all depends on the concept and the weather.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I live, I buy food and pay my bills thanks to photography, I give it a lot of time, there is only one answer :)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I remember every session, but I don't think I have any specific one.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon. The lens is 85L 1.2. It is an old construction and I consider its disadvantages as advantages. He is wonderful. Its optics, vividness, soft focus, resolution, make the image created with its use have the impression that it was created with the use of an analog. This is by far my favorite lens.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Be patient, do your job, be inspired. An investment in yourself is the best investment you could ever make, but most of all, be yourself. (Unless you can be spiderman then be spiderman)
What do you think of our new magazine?
I have been watching your magazine not long ago, but I will stay here longer. He is great.