Interview with Julie de Waroquier

by Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First of all, tell us something about your upcoming work. What are you into at the moment?

I’m working on many projects, some of them including a connection with writing. My last project entitled “ex-pression” is in progress; I’m also working with several great singers, in order to give them a visual identity.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself: where is home, and how long have you been a photographer?

I live in Lyon (France), and I got into photography 5 years ago, when I received a small camera for my birthday.

 

How has your work evolved over the years from when you where begining?

It is more and more rationalized. I know what I want to create, and why. I’m still evolving in the same dreamy world, but in a more conscious way.

 

Who’s the first photographer that comes to your mind in a second? 

Le Turk, a French photographer that I’ve recently discovered and whose work is amazing!

 

In general, during a session, how many pics would you say you take to find “the right one”?

4 or 5, as I exactly know what I want to create.

 

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you?

The 50mm1.4, which is amazing.

 

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have yet?

I’d like to get a 24-70mm!

 

Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to.

One of my dreams is to swim with sharks, and take pictures of them.

 

Do you rely on lighting (natural, or artificial), or do you rely on dark-room/computer manipulation? 

I rely on natural lightning. I can’t edit a picture if the original lightning is not a good basis.

 

If PS, how important is Photoshop in your final images?

I use Gimp, especially to edit the colors. The amount of editing really depends on the picture, sometimes I do a photomontage, sometimes I only do basic adjustments.

 

Something you want the world to know about you.

“The only thing I know is that I know nothing”.

 

Something that annoys or frustrates you about people. 

Nothing in general, I love people!

 

Your idea about social networks.

They are a great way to share one’s work, to get noticed and to discover and meet talented people.

 

What’s overrated/underrated today?

Kindness is underrated, money is overrated.

 

Julie de Waroquier on Hyde.

Julie de Waroquier website.

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