sylvain

Interviewed on 04/27/2011 at 06:13AM

tell us a bit about you and where you are from?

Born in october 1981, I live in the suburbs of Paris. I’ve never moved far from this city.

How and when did you get interested in photography?

I don’t know, I bought my first digital camera in 2004 on a whim. Maybe at the time I wanted to create something with my hand

what are two of your favorite photos that you have taken?

At the right place at the right moment (I was lucky):


One picture taken with my old compact camera:

Which photographer’s works do you like?

I like the documentary work on industrial patrimonial of a Vincent Duseigne. I like also the work of Michael Kenna, Martin Parr , Raymond Depardon and many others!

your favorite photobloggers that you follow?

what kind of equipment do you use?

I began with a digital compact camera and now I’m using a Pentax K10D (with sigma 10-20, Pentax 35 mm F2, Pentax 50mn F1.4) and a Ricoh grd3 (28 mm F1.9). I think I’ve got a good equipment so it’s more easy for me to tell that the best camera is the one you have, but it’s my motto anyway !

o you have any formal training?

No formal photography training. Only practice and photo books reading...

do you use software to touch up photos? what do you use?

Yes, I use Lightroom. I use also photomatix for HDR photos and autopano for panorama
In my opinion, the post-treatment is inseparable of the photographic process but it doesn't replace the work during the shooting

What kind of pictures do you love to take?

I love street photography but it’s difficult for me, I don’t want to take people with a tele-zoom lens but I'm usually scared of the people reaction … I try to treat myself :-)

I love also take photo of abandoned place or natural landscape. I think my work is eclectic.

what inspires you?

All that is new to me but also clean, symmetric and geometric places in one way; trash, destroy and abandoned place in other way

where do you want to take your photography? publishing a book?

I’m thinking about it…

what else would you like to tell us?

I wish say more but writing in English is difficult for me... picture speaks louder than words so check out my site (http://www.sylvainmary.net)


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