iLHP:Welcome to iLHP Nicolas, I am very pleased to meet you and ask you some questions about your art. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Nicolas: Hi Chris, first of all, thank you for broadcasting my work! My name is Nicolas Frin, I’m 34 years old and I live in the north of France and I work as a sales representative in a carpentry business.
It’s time for our first photo contest of 2015! This time around, the theme is “Pets,” which includes dogs, cats, fishes, turtles, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, and whatever a reasonable person would consider to be a pet. Wild animals doesn’t count. So no lions or tigers, unless they happen to be your roommate.
Michel is a precocious talent. At 22 years old only he already won 2 of the most prestigious wildlife photography prizes and is about to release his first book “A l’Affut” (“On The Lookout”) and yet still a student at a school of photography. iLHP is particularly honored to have him answer our questions and he has been kind enough to let us discover even more his world as a wildlife photographer.
iLHP: Hi Michel, I am very pleased and honored to be able to interview you for our online magazine. Indeed, as some might not know already, you just won at the end of 2014, two of the most prestigious wildlife photography prizes! (the Rising Star Award of the BBC Wildlife of London and the Fritz Polking Nachwuchspreis from the GDT of Lunen for photographers under 23). So I am very glad to showcase your photographs here! To start with, can you just tell us a little bit about you?
Michel: Hi, well thanks for inviting me in this magazine. What can I say ? I was born in 1992, in a very small village in the country side of Belgium drowned in a beautiful intact nature. I was very lucky to grow up among animals and little by little I became passionate about them.
Cyril Verron is one of those photographers who create magic out of their cameras sensors. His ability to make masterwork is amazing. He is a full-time pro with great projects to come for nature lovers. I had the chance to meet him and had to share this with you all. The rest is here for you to read. Enjoy!
iLHP: Hi Cyril, I’m very pleased and honored to meet you in person to ask you a few questions. As a full time professional photographer, can you tell us a bit more about yourself like when and why did you start photography (and your specialty)?
Cyril: Hi Christian, it’s a pleasure for me too to answer your questions. I’m a French Photographer born in 1981 in Brittany (France) and now live in Dordogne (France) which is a beautiful region for nature lovers and photographers. I started photography in 2010 doing mostly portraits and landscapes with my first DSLR Canon 5D MarkII. This became a passion in my everyday life and later some friends of mine advised me to turn professional because my shots seemed interesting and maybe salable. So I told myself “why not give it a try?”. I wanted to start this activity with a freelance status and then I turned full time pro in 2012.
iLHP: Oh I see, did you learn by yourself or through photography schools?
Cyril: I learnt photography myself and with the help of forums and friends who are also photographers. I never attended photography schools. But you know, when you have a strong passion you can learn and accomplish great things. Now it’s funny because teaching photography is part of my job! (laughs)
iLHP: I love asking this question to the photographers I meet because I always get very different answers, so what does photography mean to you?
Cyril: That’s an excellent question. Photography, is for me one of the best ways to catch and transcript an emotion through my eyes and it is also a fabulous way of testifyinga moment,a place,a scene,alook, an expression or astate of mind. Through a picture, I think we can learn a lot about the subject and the photographer. It’s a truemean of expression.Continue reading Q&A with Photographer Cyril Verron “The Magician”→
Katharina Jung is part of this new generation of young female photographers who open up new perspectives in the photography field. Her work and talent has been discovered and rewarded this month on Flickr with a very prestigious prize for young photographers: 20under20. It’s always a great accomplishment to receive such a distinction. iLHP got the chance to sit down with her to talk about her, and her art!
ILHP: Hi Katharina, I’m very glad to meet you and ask you some questions. So tell us about you. How long have you been into photography?
Katharina: Hi, thank you for your invite! I started my photography in February 2013 and fallen totally in love with it.