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Fotograf Chris Sansom

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Leeds, Storbritannien PRO

På MyWed i 8 år
Jag talar engelska
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Intervju

  • Är du fotogenisk?

    Hell no!

  • Hur började du inom fotografi?

    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.

  • Vilka är enligt dig de viktigaste komponenterna för ett bra fotografi?

    Composition, originality and light

  • Älskar du att resa?

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

  • Vad gillar du mest med ditt yrke?

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

  • Vad gillar du minst med ditt yrke?

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

  • Hur kommer framtiden för fotografering att se ut?

    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.

  • Vad är det speciella med den fotografigenre du specialiserar 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!

  • Hur hanterar 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.

  • Finns det några trender inom fotografering?

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

  • Vad bör kriterierna vara för en kund som ska välja 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!

  • Vad är absolut inte tillåtet 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!

  • Vilka detaljer kan en fotograf fånga som vanligtvis går obemärkta?

    Intimate moments between the bride and groom,

  • Vad påverkar fotots värde? Vilka är dess element?

    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!

  • Vilken person tycker du symboliserar 2000-talet?

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

  • Vem vill du fotografera?

    I'd love to photograph Zach Braff!

  • Har du några professionella tabun?

    No

  • Vem skulle du vilja fotografera 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!

  • Vad oroar du dig över och varför?

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

  • Vilket är det mest imponerande ögonblicket i ditt liv?

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

  • Om du vore en animerad, litterär eller filmkaraktär, vem skulle du vara och varför?

    Totoro, because he's awesome.

  • Vem är din inspirationskälla i livet och varför?

    Photographically there are too many awesome people to list!

  • Hur definierar du framgång? Hur mäter du framgång?

    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.

  • Föredrar du att vara omtyckt eller respekterad?

    Liked

  • Vilket är det största misstaget som du har gjort på jobbet?

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

  • Vad tar du med dig och varför när du är ute och reser?

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

  • Äger du en gadget som du önskar att du inte hade köpt? Varför?

    Not really, I love all of my gadgets!

  • Hur utbildar du dig själv för att bli en bättre fotograf?

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

  • Vems arbete har haft störst inflytande över dig som fotograf?

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

  • Finns det någonting specifikt som du önskar att du visste när du började fotografera?

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

  • Vad försöker du säga med dina 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.

  • Vad motiverar dig att fortsätta att ta bilder?

    I just love taking photos!

  • Borde dina föräldrar ha varit mer eller mindre strikta?

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

  • Om du kunde resa tillbaka i tiden, vad skulle du göra annorlunda?

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

  • Tror du att det finns liv på andra planeter?

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

  • Vilka är dina hjältar?

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

  • Finns det någon person som du inte har någon respekt för?

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

  • Vad gör du på fritiden?

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

  • Har du någon sida som du aldrig visar upp offentligt?

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

  • När är du fullständigt tillfredsställd med ditt arbete?

    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 traditionella mans- och kvinnorollerna?

    No

  • Är det enkelt för dig att skaffa vänner?

    Yes

  • Var skulle du vilja bo?

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

  • Vad är det dummaste som du någonsin har tackat ja till?

    I have no idea!

  • Finns det ett liv efter äktenskapet?

    What an odd question! I love life after marriage!

  • Har du ett favoritskämt? Berätta det för oss.

    Not really!

  • Gillar du hundar eller katter?

    Both, but I prefer dogs!

  • Vem eller vad hatar du?

    I don't really HATE anything!

  • Det bästa med livet är:

    My wife!

  • Det mest irriterande med livet är:

    There only being 24 hours in a day during wedding season

  • Finns det någonting runt omkring dig som du skulle vilja ändra på?

    No

  • Finns det någonting om dig själv som du skulle vilja ändra?

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

  • Vad vill du ändra på i världen?

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

  • Kan du ge några råd till nya fotografer?

    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.

  • Om utomjordingar skulle komma till jorden, och du är den första personen som de träffar, vad skulle du säga till dem?

    Leave, before the government locks you in a bunker!

  • Om du skulle bli tillfrågad att spela in en film, vilken genre skulle det vara?

    I'd like to shoot a comedy drama

  • Imorgon kommer jag att...

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