Please welcome Fashion Photographer Weronika Kosinska to James Robinson Photography Blog. Thank you Weronika for sharing some time with us.
Weronika Kosinska: Thank you James, it’s a big pleasure.
JRP: Where do you call home Weronika?
Weronika Kosinska: Krakow, and lately, unexpectedly, Bucharest. I love the city and I know a lot of wonderful people living there. If I had a chance, I would move there for a while.
JRP: How did you get involved with photography? Do you have any formal training or assisting in your background?
Weronika Kosinska: Well, I got my masters in philosophy, not in photography. For a long time I thought I’d be a writer, then a theatre director, and suddenly photography came into my life and stayed for good. How did it happen? I decided to get a digital camera (I worked on an analogue camera since high school) and soon after that I met a wonderful make-up artist, Lucyna, and we started to create photo shoots together.
JRP: Name two photographers that have inspired and influenced your photography. What was special about their work to you?
Weronika Kosinska: I would have to say Richard Avedon and Eugenio Recuenco. I love their photos, but I’m not sure how much they influenced me and in what way. What is special about them. Avedon: femininity. Recuenco: mystery.
JRP: Do personal projects figure in the development of your vision and technique?
Weronika Kosinska: Of course. I shoot mainly my own projects for now and then try to publish them.
JRP: Do you have a team that assists you with your projects and if so what roles do they play?
Weronika Kosinska: Yes, my team is my treasure. 🙂 I have people I love to work with and we stick together. Every element of the shoot is important so having the right team is crucial.
JRP: What would I find in your camera bag for a typical assignment shoot?
Weronika Kosinska: Probably some candies. 🙂 That’s one thing I always keep in my camera bag.
JRP: Do you prefer working with artificial or available light? What are your most often used light modifiers?
Weronika Kosinska: I used to prefer natural light, but when I discovered beauty photography. The studio became very attractive. I use different kinds of modifiers, some of them I even make myself. It all depends on what I plan to do, but of course a beauty dish is something I use a lot.
JRP: Please describe your digital work flow and the software you use?
Weronika Kosinska: I work with retouchers, so my workflow is just setting RAW files, figuring out what I would want the photo to look like and writing a brief.
JRP: As you look through the viewfinder what is the most critical moment in the capture of your image?
Weronika Kosinska: It simply has to be beautiful for me. 🙂
JRP: What shoot or project opened your eyes to the distance you’ve come as an artist?
Weronika Kosinska: Every project makes me a better photographer. After all it’s about shooting.
JRP: If not photography what would Weronika Kosinska be doing with her time?
Weronika Kosinska: I also work as an editor in publishing house, and in free time I love to ride a bike, read, hang out with my friends, cook, travel. Simple things. 🙂
JRP: What has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?
Weronika Kosinska: I cherish a meeting with Ryszard Horowitz. We talked for a couple of hours, looking through my portfolio and discussing photos. He gave me wonderful advice and I’m grateful for it all. In short: it’s all about details.
JRP: What advice would you like to share with other photographers?
Weronika Kosinska: Do what you love and never give up on it. 🙂
JRP: Thank you Weronika for sharing your thoughts and images with us. It has been a pleasure talking with you, and we wish you continued success.
Weronika Kosinska: Thank you James!
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