Professional Photographer Interview: Rikki D. Of Bern, Switzerland
Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite word in photography or life? How do they make you feel?
A: Action is my most favorite and boring my least favorite. i think the words explain themselves.
Q: How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
A: i’m stronger. i feel me good behind the camera. i was a shy girl and now with my camera i can rock the world!
Q: Do you like to talk about yourself or your pictures? If yes, about what aspects of photography? If no, why?
A: So i’m a young lady who starts photographing when i was 15 years old. in the year of 2005 i start the Doctrine of Photography. I love fresh colors and some dreaming moments.
Q: How would you describe your attention span?
A: oh sometimes i walk around and see some little things or i have a shooting and try to take make many pictures and then at home i see something new in the pictures what i didn’t see there.
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: i had a long time to think about what i can do. photography was my hobby and i want to make some creative. so this was the solution.
Q: What does photography mean to you?
A: that’s my life i love it and can’t live without.
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
A: every picture i made at the beginning i thining wow… but now its like this i think: oh you can make this better. and i wanna push myself.
Q: How technical is your photography?
A: just the processing is it technical but i love when i photograph sometimes takes a photo i don’t remember that and at home i see it and its cool.
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: the cropping is very important. the correct cut and the photo is perfect.
Q: Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
A: i want to go to miami i love america but i was never there so i hope for go there soon.
Q: Define the word “beauty”!
A: beauty is relative.
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: i never had that.
Q: Ever concerned about failure?
Q: Who are your influences?
A: other photographers.
Q: What is your favorite image, either your own or someone else’s or both? Describe its creation or meaning to you?
A: it gives so many pictures, i love but no one from me.
Q: What has been the single biggest obstacle against growing as a photographer in whole?
A: the money.
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
A: People, KIDS, …
Q: Tell your funniest, scariest, most bizarre, most touching story from a photo shoot!
A: i didn’t have.
Q: Have you ever thought about or actually stopped doing photography? What were the circumstances?
A: no never.
Q: Do you ever have photographer’s block and if yes how do you deal with it?
A: no the most are very nice.
Q: What types of assignments are you attracted most?
A: little kids and weddings.
Q: Describe what black and white photography means to you?
A: it’s beautiful i love it.
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: I am not an artist but it would be like.
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
A: fresh color.
Q: What has been the most surprising or most predictable reaction to your photographs?
A: ooh wooow they’re amazing.
Q: Who or what would you love to shoot that you haven’t already?
A: a real model.
Q: What are your thoughts on the paparazzi and their effects on photographers and photography?
A: i don’t like them.
Q: How do you feel about digital manipulation and to what extent do you utilize it?
A: digital is cool i love it but a old film has some special feeling in the picture.
Connect with Rikki D. via her MySpace profile.