Interview: Photographer Szabolcs Szoke (Hungary)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I love shooting portraits and I do it with passion. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve had and eye for beauty and I’ve been aiming to capture that from the most flattering perspectives possible.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started learning it in Switzerland, as a member of the Zürich photography group in 2015.
What does photography mean to you?
I absolutely love emotions on the photos, the joyfulness, the laughter with abandon, the sunshine, the sensual moments, the sound of the camera shutter. I like to tell a story through my photos and I always aim to use this in each and every of my photo series with great diligence.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I’m specialized in Boudoir and Glamour photography.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From real life situations, from the street, and of course browsing the photos being captured by other photographers.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Most definitely, I always have solid planning prior to the shootings.
Studio, on location or both?
I’ll love them both, but outside shooting is my favourite.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I’m a bit of both actually, in the transition from enthusiast to professional.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Sony, 85 1.8.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Invest in your education, not in your gear. Body and lens can only take you so far.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like the impression what the selection of photos being published are leaving.