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Leeds, Storbritannien PRO

8 år på MyWed
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Interview

  • Er du fotogen?

    Hell no!

  • Hvordan blev du en del af fotografiindustrien?

    To be completely honest I finished Film School and didn't want to make films, so I looked for a way to make a living from Photography and weddings just made sense. There wasn't a burning desire to be involved with weddings. I learned to build a website and offered cheap photography and within two weeks I'd shot my first wedding. During that time I saw Rangefinder magazine and read American Photo's 'Worlds top ten' list and I was completely inspired. When I shot the first wedding I was totally and utterly hooked, I just loved everything about it. Soon after Verity joined be and we never looked back.

  • Hvad er de vigtigste komponenter i et godt billede efter din mening?

    Composition, originality and light

  • Elsker du at rejse?

    Yes, although until recently I've not done much!

  • Hvad kan du bedst lide ved dit fag?

    Getting to do what I love with the person I love most in the world. What's not to like!?

  • Hvad synes du mindre godt om ved dit fag?

    Some of the attitudes we encountered when we first started out, with some people worrying more about what others are doing than themselves.

  • Hvordan ser fremtiden ud for fotografering?

    Who knows! Everything seems to go full circle so I'm sure a lot of the techniques people are using now will still be popping up in the future.

  • Hvad er der specielt ved den fotografigenre, du specialiserer dig i?

    It's a day that is absolutely jam packed with photo opportunities. As photographers all any of us can ask for is a great moment or two and weddings provide a bounty of great moments. Not to mention the fact that everyones cheerful and it's just a flippin' awesome job!

  • Hvordan håndterer du kritik?

    We don't really get much criticism! Certainly not from clients, but if we did we would just try to rectify the situation any way that we could to ensure they still had a great experience. If it's criticism from peers, mentors or each other then we know they have our best interests at heart and try to take it on board so we can improve next time.

  • Er der nogen tendenser inden for fotografering?

    Loads! Too many to list and a few that really wind me up. I won't start on those.

  • Hvad bør kriterierne være for en kunde, der skal vælge en fotograf?

    They have to connect with their photographer and be comfortable sharing their day with them. They obviously have to love the photos too!

  • Hvilke ting er slet ikke tilladt under fotograferingen?

    Over here in the UK we're pretty reserved when it comes to the ceremony. Our officiants don't tend to like us getting too up close and personal so we have to be careful not to overstep any boundaries there. Oh and other suppliers trying to push you out of the way....but that's another story!

  • Hvilke detaljer, der som regel går ubemærket hen, vil en fotograf bemærke?

    Intimate moments between the bride and groom,

  • Hvad påvirker værdien af et foto? Hvilke elementer indeholder det?

    Waaaaay to much to write down. From personal connection to technical skill. It all depends on who's judging it, I know most the photos I consider to be valuable aren't technically great, they just have emotional significance. Of course if you can get an emotionally significant photo that is technically sound then you're onto a winner!

  • Hvilken person kan være symbolet på det 21. århundrede efter din mening?

    Haha that's a pretty odd one, I have no idea!

  • Hvem vil du gerne fotografere?

    I'd love to photograph Zach Braff!

  • Har du nogen professionelle tabuemner?

    No

  • Hvem ville du gerne fotografere sammen med?

    I'd love to go on a shoot with Ben and Erin Chrisman, Davina + Daniel, Two Mann Studios, they are all couples who've really inspired us. Oh and I'd love a day out with Emin Kuliyev, every day he posts some new awesome lens creation on Facebook, I'd just love to try out some of his exotic kit!

  • Hvad bekymrer du dig om, og hvorfor?

    I don't really worry about anything, I'm not a worrier!

  • Hvad har været det mest imponerende øjeblik i dit liv?

    I don't know really, hopefully there's lots to come!

  • Hvis du var en animeret figur, en fiktiv person eller en person i en film, hvem ville du så være, og hvorfor?

    Totoro, because he's awesome.

  • Hvem inspirerer dig i dit liv, og hvorfor?

    Photographically there are too many awesome people to list!

  • Hvordan definerer du succes? Hvordan måler du det?

    Are people booking you? That's really all there is to it, everything else in terms of awards etc is lovely but not a measure of success.

  • Foretrækker du, at folk kan lide dig, eller at de respekterer dig?

    Liked

  • Hvad er den største fejl, du nogensinde har begået i dit arbejde?

    Touch wood I haven't ever made any huge mistakes!

  • Når du skal rejse, hvad tager du så med dig, og hvorfor?

    A camera because it's part of who we are!

  • Er der noget, du ville ønske, du ikke havde købt blandt de tingester, som du ejer? Hvorfor?

    Not really, I love all of my gadgets!

  • Hvordan uddanner du dig selv til at tage bedre billeder?

    By watching films and looking at masters of photography outside of weddings. There's so much to learn from other fields of photography!

  • Hvis arbejde har haft størst indflydelse på dig som fotograf?

    Verity's, I see everything she shoots so that always affects me moving forwards.

  • Hvad er det eneste, du ville ønske, du vidste, da du begyndte at tage billeder?

    The less you see other wedding photographers work, the more you develop a unique style. And not to worry about anyone copying your shots!

  • Hvad vil du gerne fortælle med dine fotografier?

    Nothing, it's about how the couple want their day to unfold and I want the photos to reflect that. Ok, it's in my style but it's their story so it should be their message.

  • Hvad motiverer dig til at fortsætte med at tage billeder?

    I just love taking photos!

  • Burde dine forældre have været mere eller mindre strikse?

    I really couldn't ask for a better life, so I'd say neither, I wouldn't want anything to change!

  • Hvis du kunne gå tilbage i tiden, hvad ville du så gøre anderledes?

    I'd worry less about having the best kit. It really doesn't make a difference!

  • Hvad med liv på andre planeter?

    What about it? It has to exist somewhere and I'd love to see where!

  • Hvem er dine helte?

    I don't really have any heroes, lots of people I respect, but not particularly any heroes!

  • Hvem har du ingen respekt for?

    Where I grew up there was a lot of closed-mindedness and intolerance so I don't have any respect for people like that!

  • Hvad laver du i din fritid?

    Take photos, train for Ninja Warrior and train and compete in Triathlons.

  • Hvilken side af dig viser du aldrig offentligt?

    The 'sitting at home and watching chick flicks with Verity' side

  • Hvornår er du helt tilfreds med dit arbejde?

    Never! I love what we do but there's always things that you could improve on and that's what makes us strive to continue pushing ourselves professionally.

  • Tror du på de traditionelle mande- og kvinderoller?

    No

  • Har du let ved at få nye venner?

    Yes

  • Hvor vil du gerne bo?

    I absolutely love Yorkshire, but I would like to live in the Lake District one day, or possibly America!

  • Hvad er det dummeste, du nogensinde har indvilget i at gøre?

    I have no idea!

  • Er der liv efter ægteskabet?

    What an odd question! I love life after marriage!

  • Har du en yndlingsvittighed? Fortæl den til os.

    Not really!

  • Kan du lide hunde eller katte?

    Both, but I prefer dogs!

  • Hvem eller hvad hader du?

    I don't really HATE anything!

  • Det bedste ved livet er:

    My wife!

  • Det mest irriterende ved livet er:

    There only being 24 hours in a day during wedding season

  • Er der nogen ting rundt omkring, som du gerne vil ændre?

    No

  • Hvad vil du gerne ændre ved dig selv?

    Nothing really, I'm pretty comfortable with my flaws!

  • Hvad vil du gerne ændre i verden?

    That's a pretty big one! A bit more financial equality around the world would be a good start.

  • Kan du give et par råd til de fotografer, som lige er startet?

    Concentrate on what you're best at, looking at other photographers is great but you'll never make any headway until you produce something that's truly your own instead of rehashing old work.

  • Hvis nogle rumvæsner kom til jorden, og du var den første person, de mødte, hvad ville du så sige til dem?

    Leave, before the government locks you in a bunker!

  • Hvis du bliver spurgt, om du vil indspille en film, hvilken genre vil det så være?

    I'd like to shoot a comedy drama

  • I morgen tager jeg ud og...

    A triathlon, without any training at all since it's been a busy wedding season.