Photographer Samo RovanLjubljana, Slovenia rovan
—First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Ljubljana? :)
—It depends on who you ask.
In 2015 I was WPJA photographer of the year – worldwide.
—How did you get in the photography industry?
—After working 7 years as a photojournalist and another 7 years as an architect I decided to become full-time wedding photographer.
—What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?
—The strong content.
—What do you like most about your profession?
—For me the best thing to do in life is shooting weddings.
—Are there any trends in photography?
—There are, but I don't believe in them. I don't like trends. They come and go. For me, photography should be timeless. So I practice nice colors and black & white photographs with strong content.
—What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?
—I always say to my clients – think about what will your kids see in your wedding album, when they will get married after 20/30 years.
—What details that usually pass unnoticed can a photographer notice?
—A good photographer can capture beautiful photos of the couple but also the hidden/small moments that no one sees. A good photographer can capture the 'making of' at the same level as the 'must be' photos.
—Who do you want to take photos of?
—I've photographed Hollywood movie stars, super-rich people, politicks,... but also very normal couples. For me is the same. It's not about what the people are or do, the wedding is about the love between two souls.
—What is the most impressive moment in your life?
—In personal life – definitely my kids birth. In professional career – winning the Photographer of the year 2015 title by Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Another huge moment was speaking in front of almost 2000 people at the Wedding Brasil conference in Sao Paulo.
—Who inspires you in your life and why?
—My wife and my kids. They are my biggest inspiration. My son is a very talented football player. Daughter is a national champion in saxophone. And my wife – I'd never be where I am without her!
—What do you do in your spare time?
—I love trail running. So I try to spend as much time in nature and mountains as possible. Now and then I also make something from wood.