alex lemus photographer [alexlemus]
Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
Yes you can view my work at these two web sites.
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
My mother was an amatuer photographer she put the camera in my hand at the age of 11. I haven't put it down since.
What has been your education as a photographer?
I studied at School of Visual Arts. Got my Associates degree from the Fashion Insitute of Technology, and later got my BFA from the Academy of Art Collage.
Please list any awards for your work.
2003-Gold Addy Color photography VIA Seating
2003-Silver Addy Black and White Photography Via Seating
2005 Silver Addy Black and White Photography Art Town Publication Interview (portrait of featured artists)
2006-Black and White Spider Awards Nominee Nude and Advertising catigories
What is your favourite type of photography?
I love shooting fashion and portrature. the act of photography is passion!
What do you try to express through your photography?
Anything that is of the momment. Emotion,mood,feeling.
How do you choose your subjects?
I don't really go about choosing my subjects. When i meet someone I might say "I would love to photograph you". I then choose how i'm going to photograph them and at that time it is when the lighting, composition and everything else comes into play.
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
Only fashion shoots I really do alot of prep work for. Working with models,stylist hair and makeup pepole getting everything ready for shoot days.
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
I just go with the flow. I never tried to get to involved with every detail. I try and photograph the moment.
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma, Olympus, Sony, Pentax...which do you place your bets on and why?
I have and always will use Nikon equipment. Just my prefrence
Describe your current equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, accessories...
Nikon equipment both anolog and digital. PC computers ( now a days the only diffrence between Mac and PC really is the command and control keys right?)
What software and plug-ins do you use to retouch and manage your photos?
Photoshope... there is now subsitute
What measures do you take to protect your work against Internet piracy?
I just watermark them
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Edward Sticien, Horst P Horst, Brasai,
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
Yes everyone is a photographer once they get a digital camera. The difference between professional and amateurs is a profesional knows exposure, amateurs trust whats on thier little screen. We call that "chimpin or chimpers". Take the photo quickly look at your screen. Like a chimp.
What is your team of habitual collaborators like?
When it comes to fashion shoots i have a team to help . assitants, hair and make-up, stylist and a producer.
Do you consider yourself more technical or more artistic?
What have you learned about the art of framing and composition?
How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
I don't know. I just feel it.
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
Does photography have the recognition that it should have in contemporary art museums?
Which websites for photographers do you frequently visit?
I try and vist every photographer that has a web site on the world wide web.
I get my inspiration from other peoples work.
Is there any particular technique that you could share?
Keep shooting everyday.
alex lemus photographer