Interview: Photographer Andrzej Yenec Jenek (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a painter. For me, photography is a faster form of painting pictures.
How and when did you get into photography?
After graduation, I noticed that painting itself takes a long time. It's easier to capture the world on film. And that's how I started taking photos.
What does photography mean to you?
It is an opportunity to meet people and their stories. Each photo is a different story, and each one stays with me.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I try to paint, I am looking for interesting combinations of light and body. The basis of my work is nude photography.
Where do you get inspiration from? I am inspired by the people we meet in life. Their life and body which has a lot of secrets inside.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
I know very often what I will be photographing. I prepare frames and compositions in my head.
Studio, on location or both?
Definitely a studio. There I can fully implement my ideas. Outdoor photography is too many variables, and I like things that are constant.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Pictures are my job, but also my passion. I am happy that I can do what I like.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I remember each session, but the most touching are those charitable ones for women with oncological diseases. Their strength allows you to achieve beautiful effects.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Sony, for many years. And a very clear 50.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start
their own business?
If you love taking photos, do what you want. Even if you are underestimated at first, someone will notice your artistry over time.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I am glad that I can show myself in it. It's unique that so many people form a community dedicated to beautiful photos.