Brian Yungblut Photographer And Photo Retouching Artist Interview
Q: Do you like to talk about yourself or your pictures? If yes, about what aspects of photography? If no, why?
A: I like talking to clients about the use of photography. How images can solve problems that arise when creating new ad campaigns or creating a new identity, brand, product, etc.
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: About three or four times before I really meant it.
Q: How would you describe your attention span?
A: Say again?
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
A: Yes it was an image that I manipulated with Airbrush Artwork. I started out as a Photo Retouching Artist and this was the result of my first project working with my own photography instead of local professionals.
Q: Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
A: Self taught including a year dedicated full time to learning the art and craft.
Q: How technical is your photography?
A: Depends on the problems that need solving. I’m very educated about the process but I start any job from an artistic angle so that the technique is not noticeable.
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: I would rather do it myself than leave it to an art director but having said that I find it easy to shoot to spec and leave room for copy.
Q: Define the word “beauty”!
A: Love – You can’t have one without the other.
Q: How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
A: Like a mullet hairdo – “Business in the front and party in the back”.
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: I don’t waste time looking back.
Q: Ever concerned about failure?
A: No – that would be a loss in trust in the universe.
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
A: People and Product – I like a mix.
Q: Do you ever have photographer’s block and if yes how do you deal with it?
A: No – Once I’m behind a camera the ideas flow like a tap turned to full power.
Q: What types of assignments are you attracted to the most?
A: A shoot that requires some problem solving.
Q: Describe what black and white photography means to you?
A: It’s liberating to strip away the veneer.
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: We all create our lives – To be conscious of that creative ability is to be an artist.
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
Q: What are your thoughts on the paparazzi and their effects on photographers and photography?
A: I couldn’t do it – I don’t appreciate it – where is the love?
Q: How do you feel about digital manipulation and to what extent do you utilize it?
A: Any image made is an interpretation, a static portrayal of a motion or moment. I use it extensively just as I did retouching prior to this technology.
Connect with Brian via his photography and retouching artist website.