Saturday, February 23, 2013

Interview with photographer Ella Ruth Cowperthwaite

-about you:
-My name is Ella Ruth and I am a self-taught freelance photographer about to turn 21. I live in England, dividing my time between two cities and a town. When I'm not taking photographs I can be found cooking, making scrapbooks and wandering around the hills.
-What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?
-Magical moments in everyday places - pretty shadows, dappled light, bold colours in nature... I'm most attracted to things which are natural but look as though they came straight from someone's wild imagination.
-Tell us about your experience as photographer what did it give you?
-It has definitely given me confidence and it has changed the way I see the world. I feel like I can see a beauty in almost anything now and I love that photography gives you the power to make a record of that beauty and share it.
-Three adjectives to describe yourself.
-Curious, adventure-seeking and alive.
-A film, a book and a song.
-Donnie Darko. A series of unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket. Isara by Eluveitie.
-What camera do you use? Dou you use one lense?
-A Nikon D90 and I almost always use a 50mm f/1.4 lens
-Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.
-I've been part of a few exhibitions. The most recent was at the MAC in Birmingham, England with a group of artists from my hometown. It was amazing to see other people looking at my work and actually hear them discussing it!
-Do you sell prits? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
-I do, but just casually via email at the moment. They're made through an English printing company (I tried a bunch and chose my favourite!) and they can be bought via email (
-Favourite photographer.
-I could never pick just one. There are hundreds whose work I am in awe of.
-Describe some of your projects.
-I have an ongoing project to capture images the way I see the world in my dreams. I want to literally mimic the colours, the atmosphere, the general vibe of the worlds my dreams take place in.
-Your main concept.
-I want to shoot images that people want to keep looking back at.
-your most big success?

-I consider finding confidence in both myself and in my art to be my biggest success. Without that I'd be nowhere!
-Your plans.
-I'm finishing off a degree for the next year or so and after that I plan to travel and start a little journey to seeing as much of the world as possible!

Interview with photographer Adrian Celmer

About yourself:

I'm 25, Poland (Zielona Gora) based photographer using “Pan Fotograf” as an artist name and trying 
to make my work  natural and youthful.
 I get inspired by every single ray of the light. I’ve been fascinated with creating images for a few years now.
 About 4 years ago I’ve grabbed my first camera (digital) and year after I bought a Zenit E.
 The next step was discovering medium format photography which stunnes me till the present day.
 I see myself still taking pictures in a few years.

What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?

Trees trees and trees.

 Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

Ability to reconstruct the reality as I wanted it to be.

 Three adjectives to describe yourself.

Overwhelmed, dissapointed, free.

Movie - Stranger than paradise by Jim Jarmusch (1984)
Book - God is not great by Christopher Hitchens
Song - Zulu Winter - Small Pieces - at the moment

What camera do you use? Dou you use one lense?

Currently Kiev 60 with Carl Zeiss Biometar 80mm/2.8. 
Pretty much inevitable I'm switching soon to bit higher quality medium format camera.

Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

No such.

Do you sell prits? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

Nope. You can get one free, mail me. ; )

What was your most big success? 

I assume I'm not a successful photographer.

 Favourite photographer.

Fransesc Catala Roca.

 Describe some of your projects

Like to keep my job straigth and simple. Around 20-60 minutes period of time.
 Professional models preferred. Usually I'm forced to travel around Poland. 
Your main concept.

Natural or kind of dazed.

Your plans.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Interview with photographer Gloria Marigo

About you: 

-I'm Gloria Marigo, 24, Italian photographer. I love art, tv series and chocolate chip cookies.  Art always interested me, is a passion that I inherited from my mom. I attended art school and now i'm recorded at the accademia di belle arti. In addition to photography, I am very passionate too graphic, in fact for almost two years I worked in a graphic design studio, as a graphic designer / assistant photographer.
I dream to work with Tim Walker, photograph  Joaquin Phoenix and to open a studio of my own. 

What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?

-Everything i have around, attracts me. It can be a face, a film seen a long time ago and you randomly comes to mind, a song, a place.

Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

-The photograph gave me and gives me a lot. Is the art form that I decided to "marry" and I could not choose another. is a continuous learning new things and evolve. 
The changes that I as a person, I see them in my photographs and I really like this. Of course, not always a bed of roses, things do not always go as expected, there are difficult days, but it is something I love so much, that none of this prevents me to go ahead and continue on my way.

Three adjectives to describe yourself.

-Simple, curious, melancholy.

A film, a book and a song.

-Film: Restless - Gus Van Sant

Book: High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

Song: Goodbye dear friend - Deer tick

What camera do you use? Dou you use one lense?

-I have a canon eos 450d, with two lenses: 18-55 and a 50mm f 1.8 (which I love)
Currently, I am using so much, the disposable cameras and my lovely fuji instax wide.

Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

-Long, long ago I organized an exhibition of mine, but it was a really tiny thing, even if it makes me smile when I think about it. Taking pictures for almost a year and a half and I had the idea to organize an exhibition, titled, Say yes". That is, I went around to ask several people to be my model and who consented, would find himself exposed.

In future, would like to be able to organize something else.

Do you sell prits? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

-Yes! A year and a half ago, I created my little shop of prints. I opened it on is very nice and easy to use. This is the link:
You will find a section with all the information to buy, various promotions and of course, a lot of my photos in the size you prefer :)) 

What was your most big success?

-For now, I think it was when I was selected by Vogue Italia along with ten other photographers, to photograph a famous brand of jewelry.

Favourite photographer.

-Tim Walker

Describe some of your projects

-Past or future? One of my future projects, is , as I finish the exams, make my very first service in the studio. I've never done this before and I'm very excited!

Your main concept.

-Be the change you want to see in the world.

Your plans

-My plans, for now, are to finish the university and make lots and lots of photos. 
Continue to improve and to test myself and my photography. 

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