Interview: Photographer Sylwia Bajera (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I live in Warsaw. I work as a CAMO engineer. I'm a really shy person and I don't like talking about myself.
How and when did you get into photography?
My father was a photographer, so I was borrowing his camera when I was just a little kid. I started creating things on my own and bought my first camera when I was a teenager.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is my way of communication with other people, showing my emotions.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
It's really hard to describe my photography style, I'll call it reflection of my emotions, as it changes depending on my feelings.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From my dreams, my feelings and also books and paintings.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
It depends. When I'm shooting models, I want to make something that we both feel good in, I want to include both sides' feelings and thoughts in my photos, to show our souls, to find the magic, so I plan only general things. But my self-portraits are planned.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer shooting outdoors, as I really enjoy being close to the nature. But many of my self-portraits were created at my home studio.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I'm just a hobbyist, I do something completely different for a living.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Actually, every shooting is something special.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Well, I shoot Sony with my fav Minolta 50/1.7 and Kiev with Vega12b.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Don't be afraid of trying new things, don't be afraid of failures.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Interesting magazine which makes it possible to see something new and beautiful.
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