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Welcome to our brand new website. There will be new interviews released every week with some of your favourite photographers! Have a gosh darn wonderful day :)

Pierre Vermare

Pierre Vermare

Would you mind introducing yourself? Hello, Pierre here! I’m a French photographer living in France and I’m always dreaming to travel and to discover other countries.

Pierre’s Instagram - @lilium_eleven

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How would you describe your style of photography? I love lifestyle photography, I want to tell a story, not just a frozen image but a picture that can be appreciated by the person who is looking at it. I love playing with light, with flare.

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When did you first fall in love with taking photos? I have always liked taking pictures, but at first, I just did it to capture some special moments or people in my life. After that, I discovered two photographers: Kotchenography and Samalive. Thanks to their art, I now understand that a photo can tell a story, can allow you to travel to far off destinations from the comfort of your living room, make you really vibrate, move you, catch you, and that's what I want to do too.

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Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? I have a lot of good memories behind the camera but the best of all is without a doubt when my girlfriend and I, we discovered a plateau in the Lofoten islands to admire the midnight sun. It remains one of the most magical evenings of my life.

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Who/What inspires your photography? Many things can inspire my pictures, anything that provokes a thrill in me. But what speaks to me the most remains to be the natural landscapes, the portraits on the backlight, the game with the light is the most important.

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What kind of camera do you use? I use a reflex Canon 5DIII and fixed focal length only, 24mm f1.4 and 35 f1.4 Sigma, 50 mm f1.8 and 135mm f2 canon. Sometimes I also shoot on silver film on my Canon AE1.

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Are there any tips you would like to give to anyone out there who would love to create similar style photos to yours? Haha just watch, learn to appreciate the world around you, even in everyday life: the lights of the setting sun, little details... The more we observe, the more we understand what surrounds us and the wonderful opportunities we have to immortalize these precious moments.

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Who are some of your favourite photographers? First of all Samalive, I’ve really learned a lot through his artwork. But there are many others like @benjaminhardman, @samuelelkins, @theogosselin, @josselin, @fabiozingg and many others, including some lesser-known photographers, like @samyberkani, @mathieu_rougie_photography, @northernelg... and loads more!

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What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? I would like to go back to Norway, but in winter this time, the vibes of this season really make me dream.

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Do you have any upcoming photography trips/sessions that you would like to share? Yes, we’ll (my love and me) make a little European road trip. We’ll leave Lyon (we live there) to go to the Dolomites, then the north of Slovenia and finally we’ll go home through Switzerland. I really look forward to taking the road again. There are still so many wonderful landscapes left to discover, and that really excites me!

Pierre’s Instagram - @lilium_eleven

Pierre’s Website - www.vermarep.com

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Michael Sugianto

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