1Q) Can you please tell us the story behind this portrait? How you took it and why you choose to shoot this person?
Well, it's a self-portrait. I think self-portraits are so much easier to take for some reason, and i feel much more creative making a self-portrait. It's just a picture of myself with christmas lights. I wanted to see how they would shine through the flower fabric of my shirt.
2Q) What photography gear you used here and why? What is usually in your photo bag?
I used a nikon d50 and an 18-55mm lens. That was my old camera. Now i have a nikon d90 and an 18-105mm lens.
3Q) What do you love most about shooting portraits?
Everything seems so much more interesting with a person in it. More relatable. Maybe i'm shallow for thinking that. I don't know.
4Q) Do you consider yourself mostly as a “portrait” photographer?
Kindof. More so about the relationship between person and place.
5Q) Do you work with available light or do you use additional lightning often?
Available light. Well, I guess the christmas lights are additional in this picture, aren't they? But i only use natural light.
6Q) What/Who are your photography muses and influences?
Abandoned buildings, wilderness, carnivals, songs, adventure.
7Q) Any tip for taking better portraits?
I like to just follow people, be quiet about it. Giving direction makes things awkward a lot. I'd rather it be about the moment than about photography. That's too serious, you know, haha.
Thank You, Cari!