Would you mind introducing yourself? My name is Thomas Korak (@thomaskorak) and I‘m 39 years old. After a long break of almost 15 years, I finally have rediscovered my passion for photography. And I have to say that I feel truly blessed to have found this passion again.
Where are you from, and where do you currently live? I come from Switzerland and I am now living in Riehen (near Basel, Switzerland).
How would you describe your style of photography? With my photos, I’m usually trying to show to the viewers a very detailed vision of the photographed objects. It’s of great importance to me to show a vision that can’t be seen at first sight by the viewers. Normally only upon closer inspections, the viewers discover my point of view. But certainly, some of my photos also have its prime focus on the pure beauty of nature respectively on the beauty of the photographed objects.
When did you first fall in love with taking photos? I think it was at the age of 12 when I became very interested in fashion magazines. The unreal and still real fashion photos just fascinated me. At the age of 18, I decided to start an apprenticeship as a photographer always with the goal in mind to photograph a cover of VOGUE Magazine one day.
Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? To be honest I don’t have a favourite photography related memory that I could share with you. Every single moment that I share with my camera is special to me.
Who/What inspires you to take these wonderful photographs? Nature itself and the people surrounding me are my sources of inspiration.
What kind of camera do you use? I’m currently using a Fujifilm X-T2 and a Fujifilm GFX 50S.
What is your editing process like? I do all of my editing in Lightroom and sometimes I even use Photoshop.
Are there any tips you would like to give to anyone out there who would love to create similar style photos to yours? Observe the nature and the objects surrounding you and try to make them look even more beautiful in your photos.
What are some of your passions/hobbies other than photography? I love spending time with my wife and my two lovely girls. I also love design and art.
Who are some of your favourite photographers? My favourite photographer was and still is definitely Helmut Newton. His photos are inspiring to me and make me want to push to be even better at what I do.
What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many beautiful places around the world. But I would say that the Antarctic and also the Amazon region are definitely dream destinations of mine.
Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? I love the cold and cozy winter season. But with regard to photography, I have to say that each season of the year has its appeal.
Do you have any upcoming photography trips/sessions planned that you would like to share? There are many good ideas that I carry around in my head. We will see which of them I will be able to realize in the future. I will keep you posted.
Anything extra you would like to share? Always live your dreams. I still have the dream to photograph a cover of VOGUE Magazine one day. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and check out my website. And last but not least many thanks to the Hippo Magazine for its support!