Interview With Tarius Photography Of New Mexico
Q: What is your favorite image, either your own or someone else’s or both? Describe its creation or meaning to you?
A: this I took about a year and half ago of a flower that looks like its not going to make it. I took this photo because it seemed appealing to me to become a fighter in a very vindictive unforgiving hobby
Q: Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
A: have only lived in one place and so far it seems to be treating nice and that’s New Mexico, USA
Q: Do you like to talk about yourself or your pictures? If yes, about what aspects of photography? If no, why?
A: sometimes. I like to talk how it was taken and where it was
Q: How would you describe your attention span?
A: all about the detail
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: when I saw the Twin Lens Camera in movies
Q: What does photography mean to you?
A: passion, meaning, art
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
Q: Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
Q: How technical is your photography?
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: if it calls for it then I’m for it
Q: Define the word “beauty”!
A: beauty can be anything that is appealing to one self
Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite word in photography or life? How do they make you feel?
A: least favorite- photo-shopped, think to many things that have been touched by it have been ruined and favorite would be Rolleicord since that’s when history of the modern camera started in my opinion
Q: How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
A: I am more relaxed and feel more refined as a person and can see things more clearly like the way the “subject” I am photographing was meant to be seen
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: I am angry for a min but know that something better will come along
Q: Ever concerned about failure?
A: I do not know what failure is. you only fail if you think you have
Q: Who are your influences?
A: myself, my passion
Q: Describe a day in your personal or professional life.
A: mostly stress free always wondering what my next shot will be and thinking ahead of what I would like to do
Q: What has been the single biggest obstacle against growing as a photographer in whole?
A: finding out what and doing what has not done yet and being able to cope in a digital world with a non digital camera
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
A: plants, flowers, waterfalls, people
Q: Tell your funniest, scariest, most bizarre, most touching story from a photo shoot!
A: taking photos of flowers that will soon be withered and blown away with the wind
Q: Have you ever thought about or actually stopped doing photography? What were the circumstances?
Q: Do you ever have photographer’s block and if yes how do you deal with it?
A: yes at times. I look for what others are doing and what others have done and see how I could do it while putting my own twist on it
Q: What types of assignments are you attracted most?
A: any and all
Q: Describe what black and white photography means to you?
A: emotion and personality think there is not enough of it
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: yes, artist can be many things it dose not have to be just painting
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
A: modest with the intentions of being edgy
Q: What has been the most surprising or most predictable reaction to your photographs?
A: how hard it can be at times and yet how easy it can be at times
Q: Tell a little secret about yourself that no-one knows …
A: I can do anything with a camera
Q: Who or what would you love to shoot that you haven’t already?
A: the stars at night flowing with the rotation of the earth
Q: What would you have done differently during your photography career so far and could this be an advice to others?
A: don’t start with old school go with whats current
Q: What are your thoughts on the paparazzi and their effects on photographers and photography?
A: if they are just goin to camp outside of peoples house’s and and harass people then they need a new day job but sometimes the photos they get can be good but only sometimes
Q: How do you feel about digital manipulation and to what extent do you utilize it?
A: this has its place in the world it used for the right reasons. but like everything it also has a dark side if used for the wrong reasons. I use it to take prints and make digital copies of them to add my name and enhance them
Q: What other thoughts would you like to share?
A: photography may be tough at times but if you keep at it long enough it will yield its rewards in time
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