Photographer of the week: Julien Oncete
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Julien Oncete continuously amazes all viewers with his outstanding street photography. His vision on daily life excels because of its simplicity and warm humanity. His style is intensely narrative and reflects reality. Thanks to Yvette Depaepe for conducting the interview. You will find more photos by the end of the article.
Could you please tell us about yourself, Julien?
One morning I just decided to buy a DSLR camera-Nikon D90. It happened in one moment of inspiration like when you suddenly decide to quit smoking (not my case yet). What lead to that moment was a sequence of events, but I remember the magical morning in the mountains with my friends and that I wished to have a camera to capture what I saw and what I loved on the mountains. This is the way it all started, this is how I started to love photography, this is how the passion was born. After about a month I took an intensive training in photographic art. It lasted several months in Bucharest 2011.
From that moment on, my everyday life revolved around photographic art, either by reading about composition and style, attending workshops, going outdoors to take photos, or being an active member of the local photo club Floarea de Colț and last but not least learning from and admiring so many talented members of the 1x community.
See my playlist of favourites.
In the future I would like to travel as much as possible. Especially to the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium, a place that fascinates me. No wonder so many talented photographers come from there. My future photographic vision will follow and be influenced by the places I will see and the people I will encounter.
Is there anything else you wish to add and what do you think about 1X as a home base for your work?