May I introduce: Stefan Reichmann
„Photos with a wink“ – that’s probably what describes Stefan Reichmann’s
work the best. The Austrian photographer doesn’t only shoot beautiful
photos, but has a concept behind them. Simple but very cute and unseen
ideas are the topic oh his pictures. Besides he almost only uses natural
light, which gives the photos a very authentic touch. Each picture
seems to tell a story and definitely brings across an atmosphere.
Interviewing Stefan he told me about his dream model in front of the
camera and his opinion towards all the digital/analogue/internet/print
issues thing. Thanks so much for that. His homepage can be found here.
Is there anyone dead or alive you would like to have in front of your lens?
If I had to choose I would say Jean Seberg. Otherwise I’m already happy if my friends offer to model.
Internet: Curse or Blessing in terms of photo credits?
Obviously the internet helps to rise your level of awareness. To be noticed. We are all networked, so why don’t make the best of it. But one should always keep in mind to also go out and meet contacts beside the digital world.
Inspiration can come from everywhere. You just have to take a close look at life and nature – that helps a lot more than spending the hours in front of a computer.
Do you think it's important to stay with in one style, or be as flexible as
I think its most important to follow your instincts. Everything else will result from that. I don’t’ think having a certain style is the most important factor.
Digital or analogue?
I usually photograph analogue. I think it is a lot more exciting and beautiful. Considering your question though…I don’t really think it matters. More important is how you work with light and composition. The atmosphere of a photo is the major thing. All rules aside. I think in an age of digitalism one should be brave enough to make small mistakes and don’t just retouch any imperfections. That brings across a certain authenticity. Often analogue helps me personally to stay away from Photoshop.
Do you have any favourite photographers, directors etc?
Tim Walker! Terrence Malick in terms of director is also worth mentioning. I especially like those who believe and work with natural light. You don’t need an expensive lightening system. A window often does a better job. But of course every photographer has his/her own approach.
Spring/Sumer or Autumn/Winter?
How did you start with photography?
I come from family who carried a camera to every possible event. Examples would be: Daddy felling a spruce had to be capture on camera. I think things developed from that :).
What would you do if photography wasn’t an option (in terms of jobs or hobbies)?
Maybe I would have become a light architect. There’s blinking and bright colours everywhere. Things got to be reduced.
Ocean/Beach or Mountains/Forrest?
Any plans for the future?
Always searching, never resting, als being curious in every range of life.
Feb. 26, 2012
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