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Fotograf Federico Guendel

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Paris, Frankrike 

6 år hos MyWed
Jeg kan snakke engelsk, fransk
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SwoC9ZJaJpkB6PESZPnOsrrMYkABotkO80W65lgdKv6REGhD4PbDoty4v_n2XjC5F2dGioRqxL-AwpHGQ-6UlfI83Nq8h18lv5b4 Paris, Frankrike 250 EUR Federico Guendel +33 6 51 80 25 50

Intervju

  • Er du fotogen?

    Good one! Ana and I often get asked by other photographers from all over the world to pose for them for their portfolios in Paris. Not sure if that means that we are photogenic, we are just different and that is always fun to photograph.

  • Hvordan ble du en del av fotografbransjen?

    My wife has had a wedding photography business in Austria before we even met and I was working in fashion photography. Once we tied the knot and moved to Paris it was just a natural thing for me to join forces with her and now we work as a tandem. Every single photo we deliver gets shot by either of us, color corrected by Ana and then skin retouched by me to the fashion photography standard.

  • Hva er de viktigste komponentene i et bra bilde etter din mening?

    As an avid cinema lover I'm fascinated with capturing emotion in a cinematographic way. The true connection read in the photograph in one frozen in time moment for me is what makes a good photograph. It has to tell a story and reflect the character of people in it. If it we up to me I wouldn't care for the backdrop, but working in Paris it's a fine line between architecture vs the couple in it. Still discovering my way to tell the best narrative while also focussing on the backdrop to it.

  • Er du glad i å reise?

    Yes! Being from Costa Rica I have lived in Sweden, Canada, the US, Austria and now France, my wife is Russian and she lived in Italy, Germany and Austria before we met. In between the two of us we speak 6 languages, so traveling is a way of live for us and we enjoy it immensely.

  • Hva liker du best med yrket ditt?

    That's an easy one – making people happy!

  • Hva liker du minst med yrket ditt?

    Time! The reality of the fact that time is a finite resource and catering mostly to travellers we often have to say no to a couple who otherwise would be a perfect fit because another perfect fit has already booked their date. I think saying no in general is the hardest thing for me as a wedding professional!

  • Hvordan ser fremtiden ut for fotografering?

    In the past wedding photography has been a narrow field but now with the advancement of technology and wider variety of choices there are so many paths to develop. Film photography has made a big and luxurious comeback. Social media and search engine optimisation have made it more difficult to shine with just the photos and make us work that much harder on being great marketers too. What my hope is that in the sea of voices and choices it would still be possible for each bride to connect with her perfect storyteller of a photographer, but how only future will show.

  • Hva er det spesielle med den fotografisjanger du har spesialisert deg i?

    A wedding is a special moment for me when a couple come together in a celebration of what makes them different, defines their choices as individuals and shows all the points two people connect and blend in their unique way. Capturing all the little details and emotions of what makes that couple different from any other couple is what makes wedding photography as epitome of a lovestory magical for me.

  • Hvordan takler du kritikk?

    To quote a comedian "I was raised up to be an insult navy seal" – nothing gets under my skin. I don't mind any opinion and I will always try to get constructive criticism from it.

  • Finnes det noen trender innen fotografering?

    My favorite two are the return of film photography and the return of the vintage film looks driven by the creations of VSCO and MastinLabs.

  • Hva bør kriteriene være for en kunde som skal velge en fotograf?

    The very first one – can they see themselves as the people in the photos in the portfolio of this photographer. Second, when they talk to the photographer can they see him/her as potentially being one of their group of friends. This defines whether they like what the photographer has to offer skill-wise and whether the chemistry to capture that is present.

  • Hvilke ting er absolutt ikke tillatt under fotograferingen?

    It's a totally situational question – as a wedding photographer I pretty much need to be there and capture what unfolds and not be too intrusive. Not allowed is probably just asking me to hold my camera and play with it LOL.

  • Hvilke detaljer, som vanligvis ingen ville lagt merke til, kan en fotograf fange opp?

    Details! Hands holding during the ceremony, mom crying during the vows, the flower girl staring at the bride with an open mouth – those kind of details. During the wedding the guests are so focused on the couple, that what unfolds around them often goes unnoticed to their eyes.

  • Hva påvirker bildets verdi? Hvilke elementer inneholder det?

    The emotion, the composition, the location – in that order! Yes, the location doesn't matter as much as catching a cinematic and real emotion.

  • Hvilken person kan være symbolet på det 21. århundre etter din mening?

    In a society as diverse as ours I can't name one particular person because that would be too restrictive. I would rather point out a modern day nomad, a boho bride, a Kinkfolk reader – that's the symbol of going back to our roots, appreciating simple and healthy way of life and of love.

  • Hvem kunne du tenkt deg å fotografere?

    My client. The couple who choose me for my style and my personality and who I feel like they fit well with me.

  • Har du noen yrkesmessige tabuer?

    Yes, client poaching. There are plenty of clients for all of us.

  • Hvem kunne du tenkt deg å fotografere sammen med?

    I'm a happy man, as I'm already shooting with my perfect partner.

  • Hva bekymrer deg, og hvorfor?

    The answer is always – time. There is too little of it and always too much to do.

  • Hva er det mest imponerende øyeblikket i livet ditt?

    Getting a callback for a job interview in the team of Rankin, who is one of my fashion photography idols.

  • Hvilken animert figur, literær person eller filmkarakter ville du vært, og hvorfor?

    Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a metaphorical letter from him to his daughter. In the movie, McConaughey's character Cooper goes through time and space to save his daughter as well as keeping the promise he made to her.
    I'd like to believe that I would be Cooper – go through time and space for my family and keep my promise.

  • Hvem inspirerer deg i ditt liv, og hvorfor?

    Bruce Lee, because he had a really inspirational world view.

  • Hvordan definerer du suksess? Hvordan måler du graden av suksess?

    Success for me is not having unhappy clients. As long as it's down I now that I'm doing something right.

  • Foretrekker du å bli likt eller respektert?

    Respected.

  • Hva er den største tabben du noensinne har gjort på jobben?

    Forgetting the name of the bride's mom. Embarrassing!

  • Når du skal ut å reise; hva tar du med deg, og hvorfor?

    Passport, medicine kit, camera gear, change of clothes. I'm simple this way.

  • Er de noe blant dine gadgets du angrer på å ha kjøpt? Hvorfor?

    Nope.

  • Hvordan utdanner du deg for stadig å ta bedre bilder?

    Look, look, and look. Wedding blogs and favorite photographers help me to identify what I gravitate towards the most.

  • Hvem sitt arbeid har inspirert deg mest som fotograf?

    My wife and Ivan Troyanovsky. As they are friends it's really – being a part of that creative group that puts cinematography first.

  • Hva spesifikt skulle du ønske at du visste da du begynte å fotografere?

    That answering emails and managing business is taking up more time than the actual picture taking. Having been prepared for that I would have an easier road.

  • Hva ønsker du å formidle gjennom dine bilder?

    For me it's not what I want to say but what I want the captured moment to say – I want my photo to end up on the wall in my couple's house and for them to tell their grandchildren all the stories about their wedding day when they ask.

  • Hva motiverer deg til å fortsette med fotografering?

    My wife – seeing her passion for it and being able to be alongside her in our life and our work. There is no other thing I'd rather be doing.

  • Skulle foreldrene dine ha vært mer eller mindre strenge?

    I wasn't really raised by a full family, rather my life has taught me and I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Hva ville du ha gjort annerledes hvis du kunne reise tilbake i tid?

    So far so good.

  • Hva tenker du angående liv på andre planeter?

    Sure :)

  • Hvem er dine helter?

    Bruce Lee, Valentino Rossi, my wife.