, and my duty at Urban-and-Rural
is to feature submitted artworks. We decided to change the way we do it, and instead of themes & Featured folders, we decided to pick only one Member and make a little interview with them to get to know our members a little more and I'll feature amazing U&R photographers every second week!
First of all, thank you so much ordre-symbolique
for taking time and let me interview you!
#1 When did you start taking Urban & Rural Photos?
I began taking Urban and Rural photos back in 2007 when I participated in a study abroad program in Central Europe.
#2 What kind of equipment do you own for taking photos?
I use a Canon EOS 60D.
18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6
#3 Do you have a favourite Urban & Rural Photographer here on deviantART?
I really love the colors and depth of his urban and rural photographs. His unique transatlantic approach (between Europe and Boston) makes his photographs special.
His photographs of New York and Montreal are dazzling. The delicacy with which he treats his urban photographs creates a soothing atmosphere that I find aesthetically pleasing.
The angle and dynamic in which he chooses to shoot his subjects are quite extraordinary. It is as if his photographs evoke a story of a solitary wanderer.
Michela knows how to make city life photos come to life! I love how she uses dark and gloomy colors in order to make her subjects stand out. Her take on Vienna is really original. She makes Vienna stand out in a different light, which I really love.
I personally know Valerie, and she is the one who encouraged me to take photography as a serious hobby. Her landscapes of Australia and New Zealand are a delight to see, and her photos of New York inspired me to explore the city even further. Her urban exploration of Montreal also evokes her unique journalistic take of the city. She is also an excellent portrait photographer!
#4 What are your favourites from your own gallery and why?
Many of my favorites are the ones I haven't even uploaded yet. Stay tuned, because I'll be uploading my new set of photos of Boston really soon.
My personal favorite however is the one I took in Central Park in the beginning of Winter last year.
I just love the angle of the shot. It was a lucky shot, because I caught those two ladies walking by, and instantly knew it would be a lovely scene to capture. I find the photograph really soothing, especially with the colors of the leaves of the trees. The light that just creaks in behind the tree produces a warm and homely atmosphere.
#5 How or why did you start taking U&R related photos?
My stay in Europe back in 2007 really pushed me to take photography as a serious hobby, because I observed how people, in general, are actively involved in their cities. The architecture, the streets, the parks, the museums, and the metro are all places readily available to be engaged with. This urban engagement is what really fascinated me, because it made the city more lively, and therefore encouraged me to capture these moments on my camera. 2007 was a golden year for me, because I also visited New York City for the first time in my life. The liveliness and immensity of New York produced a subliminal feeling that pushed me to explore the city. This is when I absolutely fell in love with the city.