Interview: San Vid Photography (London, UK)
Can you tell us a little about you?
We are Sandra and Vid - a couple from London, UK based artists, specializing in natural light creative portrait photography. We are a parents of a lovely boy, who is a spark and our biggest inspiration. Looks like we are a standard family, but tend to stray to the world of dreams and magic, which highly reflects in our photography work. We are nature souls and travellers. As a completely different personalities, we share same passion and same visions in our photography.
How and when did you get into photography?
Like all people we have our own unique story. We both had an attraction to creativity since we were kids. When we met 11 years ago, we both already had a connection with a photography. As a landscaper and a portraitist we connected two passions into one and became what we are today. It came naturally, with no big planning and discussing how to conquer the world (lol). We love to dream and bring those dreams to life and share with others in the main aim.
What does photography mean to you?
It’s something that helps creative energy to release its most beautiful moments, unique ideas. It’s a connection between two worlds: reality and dreams. With the help of photography we can unlock our emotions, to open our soul, to visualize. We can imprint a tiny moment in time and collect cosy memories. Isn’t that wonderful?
Where do you get inspiration from?
Paintings or photography artworks by other artists, there are so many to mention, from grands to new artists, which not many heard of, they all may become inspirations and they are. A huge role plays nature and interesting places which we keep scouting constantly. But mainly for us it’s music, poems, stories, books and quotations.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
We do love experiment with a different scenes in nature and connect it with a human’s inner world. Beauty and emotional approach plays a huge role in our creative portraiture.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
We always do! First comes vision, or a dream. Sometimes it takes only a blink of an eye, sometimes a year. Planning is important: choosing a model, outfits, make-up, finding a location, which reflects the idea and also chasing a perfect light. Detail and aesthetic plays important role too.
Studio, on location or both?
As much we adore nature and would spend ages shooting on the location, we do studio portraits too. Both are creatively interesting.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
We do have clients who admire our work. We are happy and grateful that we can create not only for our own pleasure, but earn money too J
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Honestly, all sessions are interesting and from all we bring warmest memories.
The most memorable was a creative project, called ‘Wrapped into the Scent of the Universe’. It was taken into fields of lavender. We had two lovely models on scene, makeup artist, beautiful outfits and huge fields of purple flowers. The aim was to convey all beauty of women as a flower, radiant and thrilling, balmy and granting miraculous powers. It was magic!
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Cameras are tools first of all and every photographer finds their own preferences, if you are able to achieve the results you want, it really doesn’t matter what type of tools are used. First camera acquired from savings was Nikon F80, that was back in those days when digital was only in sci-fi movies, since then we stayed faithful to Nikon. Gear we love: Nikon D850, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Trust your flair, experiment, do not compete and dream J
What do you think of our new magazine?
Beautiful magazine which presents talented artists in a very esthetic way. We are happy to be a part of it. It connects creative souls and shares creative’s artworks.
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