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? How did you get started, your first camera
— I’ve been into photography since the beginning of 2009. I was interested in photography before but never really jumped into it until then. I did shoot with a small digital camera during vacations though, and I bought my first DSLR, which was Canon 500D. Although my very first camera which I bought when I was 9-10 years old was a second hand Russian Smena. I used it to photograph the foreign cars in my town, since they were really rare and exotic at that time.
? Who are your favorite photographers?
— An obvious choice would be Joel Tjintjelaar for his creative vision and advanced post processing techniques. The works of Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Michael Levin have been a source of great inspiration as well.
? What books on photography, which should be read
— The first book one should read is your camera’s manual. I think that mastery of your gear is a key element becoming a better photographer. Another book to recommend is dedicated to composition in photography. One of the great books that I enjoyed reading and which gave me some great inspiration is “Photographer’s eye” written by Michael Freeman. I would suggest reading as many other books as you can and not only about photography. Please do not limit yourself to this subject, you can find inspiration in other books too.
? Tell me one or a few tips for beginners
— I would suggest that it is always good to stay focused and remain patient – things may not happen as quickly as you wish. Don’t give up on getting better, everyone has started with first attempts.
? What is most important for you in your work?
— I think that light is a key factor in creating a successful image. Since I usually photograph architecture (outdoors), I am dependant on natural light. Sometimes I return to the same place again and again until I find the appropriate conditions for a good shot.
? What the most memorable episode or event?
— Unfortunately I do not remember any good story to tell in connection with my photographic life, maybe this kind of story is yet to come. One episode that I do recall from my childhood is when my friend brought me to his father’s photo laboratory and they showed me the whole image developing process. Seeing that magic moment when a blank sheet of paper turns to an image was something so fascinating and exciting to me as seeing the biggest secret of all opening right in front of my eyes.
? What do you like to photograph the most?
— Architecture photography has always been my favourite subject. The art of seeing a place or a building with different eyes, to use them as objects to create a completely new, unseen world is what I try to achieve in my work. In fact, I’m not trying to show the viewer what these places (buildings) look like, but rather what they feel like. The viewer has to develop the story himself. I feel content if the picture expands beyond the frames in the viewer’s mind.
? Your plans for the future?
— I just want to keep shooting and keep improving. Right now I’m working on two projects called urban landscapes and vertical horizons. I hope that someday they will end up as my personal photo exhibition.
? What cameras and lenses do you use today?
— I’m currently using Canon 5D Mark II and Fuji X-T1 for my shots. Most of my architecture pictures are taken with a 16-35mm wide-angle lens from Canon or a 10-24mm lens from Fuji.
? Tell the story of the creation of the winning photo in the contest 35Awards
— Most of my photographs have been carefully planned. However, this photo was taken accidently when I was on a walk with my son. The weather conditions were beautiful and I do remember that it was a warm sunny day. I saw some nice reflections on one of the buildings and decided to take some pictures. I was lucky enough to have the camera with me. Since I always try to include some sky in my photos, I instinctively pointed my camera up and tried several compositions. One of them worked quite well, so I decided to keep it and later sent it to the contest.
? What are your impressions about the photo contest 35Awards? Why photographers need to participate in photo contests?
— By participating in the 35Awards photo contest I have received the benefit not only for being evaluated by the professional jury and exposing my work to a big number of photography enthusiasts but it was a definite boost in confidence for me as well!