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Fotograaf Adam Johnson

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Manchester, Suurbritannia PRO

7 aastat MyWedis
Keeled, mida ma räägin: inglise
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qZLuHqFfEPLfMrw5OIWyMiai10uZ3vrgj3VcUlxFZQNceBlyJR35zxzoqvUYXlPjNdR_HPlxTwsvV1rWt7_1WCE6kfGvsZTlmBEu7Q Manchester, Suurbritannia 300 GBP Adam Johnson +44 7810 851315

Intervjuu

  • Kas sa oled fotogeenne?

    I think everyone is photogenic. Just not everyone appreciates it the first time they see a photo of themselves. I'm the kind of person who grows to like photos of myself over time, rather than instantly loving them.

  • Kuidas sa sattusid fotograafiamaailma?

    It just happened. I got married, bought a DSLR for my honeymoon, and became obsessed with it. I thought I was getting quite good, shot a friend's wedding (as a guest) and did a terrible job. So I went away, practised and studied super hard, bought better equipment then tried again. It went much better the second time and I was able to build a portfolio and website. 18 months later I quit my day job.

  • Mis on sinu arvates hea foto kõige olulisead komponendid?

    If we are talking about a wedding photo then it's all about emotion. Light is my obsession, but a beautifully lit emotionless or 'mute' wedding photo is pointless. A photo has to speak for itself, it shouldn't need a caption or an explanation.

  • Kas sulle meeldib reisida?

    Of course. And I love that wedding photography is showing me more of the world than I would ever have seen without it.

  • Mis sulle sinu töö juures kõige rohkem meeldib?

    Freedom of expression. The more you shoot, the better you get, the more people hear about you and know about your work, the more freedom you are given to express yourself artistically. That and what I said about traveling in the last question!

  • Mis sulle sinu töö juures kõige vähem meeldib?

    I am honestly grateful for this being my profession but of course, when you have young children at school, it can take its toll when you're out most weekends throughout the summer and not able to spend as much time with them as I would like.

  • Millisena näed sa fotograafia tulevikku?

    Who knows?! I just hope I'm able to change and adapt to however it changes. I truly believe there will always be a market for beautiful, well crafted photos – the technology and expectations may change but the product will not.

  • Mis on sinu fotograafiažanris erilist?

    People. That's what it's all about. People and relationships. Being invited into a private world and asked to document it for a day.

  • Kuidas sa suhtud kriitikasse?

    Badly. I do not like to be criticised. Often once it has sunk in I'm able to either reject or accept it and use it to improve, but I don't like it!

  • Kas fotograafias on teatud trende?

    Of course! I just prefer to ignore them.

  • Millised peaksid fotograafi valides olema kliendi kriteeriumid?

    If the photographer's photos of a total stranger's wedding can make you feel something in your heart and soul, you've found your wedding photographer.

  • Mida pildistades kindlasti ei tohiks teha?

    There are no rules but I think each photographer will have their own principles or boundaries. If someone is crying because they are truly sad then I will not photograph them just to get that 'tear shot' that is so popular with wedding photographers these days. If I do not feel it is appropriate to shoot something, then I won't shoot it.

  • Milline inimene on sinu arvates 21. sajandi sümbol?

    Can we answer this with 85 years of the century remaining?! I think there are so many medical and technological advances we will see in this century and I expect icons to be created in these areas.

  • Keda sa sooviksid pildistada?

    Ben Folds, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United.

  • Kas sul on teatud ametialaseid tabusid?

    Not that I know of!

  • Kellega koos sa tahaksid pildistada?

    Annie Leibowitz, Joey L, James Nachtwey, Don McCullin, Richard Avedon... I love to shoot with other photographers, I think it's a good thing to do regularly.

  • Mille pärast sa muretsed ja miks?

    I am a worrier. I worry about a lot of things! Professionally speaking I worry about becoming irrelevant, about getting stuck in a rut and left behind and nobody wanting me to take their wedding pictures!

  • Mis on olnud su elu kõige kõige muljetavaldavam hetk?

    The births of my two children.

  • Kui sa oleksid tegelane multikast, raamatust või filmist, siis kes sa oleksid ja miks?

    Peter Pan. I want to stay young and always fight pirates.

  • Kes sind su elus inspireerib ja miks?

    I don't know if they inspire me as such but my children are the reason that I do what I do and why I want to continually get better at it. I am inspired by anyone successful – in business, in photography, in sport, in life... Not in an arrogant way but I find my own successes an inspiration to keep trying harder and to achieve more.

  • Kuidas sa defineeriksid edu? Kuidas sa seda mõõdad?

    For me, people booking me to shoot photos of them, plus the recognition of my work by my peers is probably my yardstick of success professionally. Happiness and contentment are signs of success in wider life.

  • Kas sa tahaksid, et sa pigem meeldiksid inimestele või et nad austaksid sind?

    I don't think it's possible for me personally to respect somebody I don't like, so I don't think you can be one or the other. I can quickly lose respect for someone who turns out to be a huge douchebag.

  • Mis on suurim viga, mida sa töötades oled teinud?

    I don't remember. I know I've made mistakes but I'm pretty good about moving on from stuff.

  • Mida sa endaga reisides kaasa võtad ja miks?

    My iphone, my kindle, my macbook, my camera and some earphones.

  • Kas sul on mõni vidin, mida sa omad, aga sooviksid, et poleks ostnud? Miks?

    I tend to sell stuff if it doesn't fit into my life or work after I buy it. I remember I once bought a weird step trainer off an infomercial on the TV, it was so rubbish!

  • Kuidas sa ennast koolitad, et paremaks fotograafiks saada?

    Taking pictures is the education. I'm quite analytical so if I see a photo I like I work out what I like and why... I do the same with my own photos, working out how I could've done better or what I could've done differently. I look at other photography a lot – in books, online, instagram and I think that seeps into my work.

  • Kelle töö on sind kui fotograafi kõige rohkem mõjutanud?

    I think a turning point for me was doing a workshop with Daniel Aguilar from Mexico.

  • Mis oleks see üks asi, mida sa sooviksid, et oleks teadnud enne fotograafiaga alustamist?

    That there were no rules!

  • Mida sa oma fotodega öelda soovid?

    I've no idea. Good stuff I hope.

  • Mis motiveerib sind fotograafina jätkama?

    The thing I love about taking photos, or any creative pursuit I guess is that it's just that – a pursuit – and you can never catch the thing you're chasing, but you're constantly improving, or changing at least. It's not static, or limited, or constrained. I know I've not taken my best photo, and I may never take it, but I will always keep striving for it.

  • Kas sa arvad, et sinu vanemad oleksid pidanud sinuga olema rangemad või leebemad?

    No comment.

  • Kui sa saaksid ajas tagasi minna, mida sa teeksid erinevalt?

    Nothing, I don't think of life this way. I got to this point in my life, a point in which I am extremely happy, because of the choices I made. I don't want to change anything.That, or I'd go back and invest in Apple before they invented the iPod.Or I could invent the iPod.

  • Kas sa arvad, et teistel planeetidel on elu?

    Maybe, maybe not. I'm not concerned with it.

  • Kes on su kangelased?

    I have no heroes.

  • Keda sa ei austa?

    An awful question.

  • Mida sa vabal ajal teed?

    I play piano, play and watch football, watch TV shows and movies, go to the gym, spend time with friends and family, listen to music...I don't see life as spare time and work time. It's just life. I do all this stuff and I work, there's no split time. I work when I have to and I play whenever I can.

  • Millist poolt sinust avalikkus kunagi ei näe?

    The public? As opposed to who?

  • Millal sa oled oma tööga täiesti rahul?

    I love my own work. I love seeing progression in my work. I love it when my clients are in love with the photos I give to them. Completely satisfied? Is this possible?

  • Kas sa usud meeste ja naiste traditsioonilistesse rollidesse?

    My parents got divorced when I was young. This has skewed my view of tradition in the home... I don't really know what traditional roles are – women raise children, cook and clean and men just earn the money? Then no, I don't believe in that. A family is the sum of its parts, not separate and distinct people or roles.

  • Kas sa leiad kergesti sõpru?

    Yeah I guess. I'm never the instigator, I'm shy so I tend to wait for people to make friends with me!

  • Kus sa tahaksid elada?

    If I could have four homes I would have one in the UK, probably near where I live now, one in New York City, a rural house in Southern France and one somewhere in California! Not that I'm greedy.

  • Mis on kõige rumalam asi, mida sa kunagi oled nõustunud tegema?

    I'm not sure I've ever agreed to something stupid.

  • Kas pärast abielu on elu?

    I've been married 8 years... I'm still alive.

  • Kas sul on lemmiknali? Räägi see meile.

    What's invisible and smells like carrots?Rabbit farts.

  • Kas sulle meeldivad koerad või kassid?

    Neither.

  • Keda või mida sa vihkad?

    I hate wasps. Passionately.

  • Parim asi elus on:

    Family time.

  • Kõige ärritavam asi elus on:

    Traffic jams.

  • Kas sa näed oma ümber midagi sellist, mida sa tahaksid muuta?

    I want to make my house bigger!

  • Mida sa iseenda juures tahaksid muuta?

    I would like to break my iphone addiction!

  • Mida sa maailmas tahaksid muuta?

    Far too much to list. The world is a broken place.

  • Kas sa võiksid anda mõned näpunäited alustavatele fotograafidele?

    You don't have to shoot every second of the wedding, you're not making a stop motion movie... Slow down, breathe, let your mind take in what is happening then tell the story with your photos. There are no rules.

  • Kui Maale saabuksid tulnukad ja sina oleksid esimene inimene, keda nad kohtaksid, mida sa neile ütleksid?

    You will never feel satisfied after eating a McDonalds...

  • Kui sul oleks võimalik vändata film, siis mis žanrist see oleks?

    Slapstick comedy.

  • Homme hakkan ma...

    I'll go to the gym, do some editing, get ready for Saturday's wedding, kick a football with my children, eat food, drink coffee...