Fotograaf Samo Rovan@rovan PRO
Ljubljana, Slovenië PRO
—Ten eerste - wie beschouwt u als de beste fotograaf in Ljubljana, Slovenië? :)
—It depends on who you ask.
In 2015 I was WPJA photographer of the year – worldwide.
—Hoe bent u beland in de fotografie-industrie?
—After working 7 years as a photojournalist and another 7 years as an architect I decided to become full-time wedding photographer.
—Wat zijn volgens u de belangrijkste elementen van een goede foto?
—The strong content.
—Wat vindt u het leukst aan uw beroep?
—For me the best thing to do in life is shooting weddings.
—Zijn er bepaalde trends in fotografie?
—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.
—Welke criteria moet de klant hanteren bij het kiezen van een fotograaf?
—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.
—Welke details die vaak onopgemerkt gaan, kan een fotograaf vastleggen?
—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.
—Wie wil u graag fotograferen?
—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.
—Wat is het meest indrukwekkende moment van uw leven?
—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.
—Wie inspireert u in uw leven en waarom?
—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!
—Wat doet u in uw vrije tijd?
—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.