Yvette Leur: Photographer of the week
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How can one not be charmed by the beautiful work of Yvette Leur ? She is a wonderful lady, an animated, super motivated, enthusiastic artist photographer. She loves to create little concepts and stories in her images. She has a special eye to detect that little something special about a person and tries to capture it in her portraits. Let us put her in the spotlights this week to discover more about her and the warm personality behind her photographs.
Briefly tell us about yourself, your hobbies and other jobs.
How have your history and life experiences affected your photography?
What first attracted you to photography?
Describe your overall photographic vision.
Why are you so drawn by Portrait Photography?
What is more important for you, the mood,story behind your images or the technical perfection?
What generally is your relationship to your subject matter beyond being an observer?
Do you prepare carefully the locations where you are intending to photograph?
What gear do you use (camera, lenses, bag)?
What software do you use to process your images?
Can you tell us something more about your work flow?
What is your most important advice to a beginner in Portrait Photography and how do you get started?
Who are your favorite photographers and more importantly, how has your appreciation of their work affected how you approach your own photography?
In the past couple of years I have been struggling with my health.
When I started with photography I did a lot of my photo shoots outside in nature. When my energy was too low for big walks with all the camera equipment, I was afraid I couldn't do shoots anymore. Because of their stories and their ways of handling things, sharing their process, I started figuring out other ideas for photographs, like using my living room as my studio by using backdrops.
Is there any specific photo taken by another photographer that has inspired you a great deal and why?
Ashley Lebedev: "Lith"
My definition of a perfect portrait! Ashley was my biggest inspiration starting photography. The softness and storytelling all captured into one shot just spoke so loudly to me. The use of light, styling and post-processing still amaze me.
Kirsty Mitchell Wonderland: Moondial
Storytelling with location, style and light! The building of the set. Also a photographer who's back story still inspires me.
I guess I could link the work of all the artist I mentioned before.
Are there any specific directions that you would like to take your photography in the future or any specific goals that you wish to achieve?
Describe your favorite photographs taken by you and why they are special to you?
“Portrait of Macy”
This portrait was taken in the studio of a fellow photographer and friend Roderique Arisiaman -Dracorubio.
I have made the wool felt cape shown in this picture by hand with help of wool felt designer Carry Doorn.
Miss Poeka is another favorite model. She is really versatile in styling and facial expressions and has a great personality. She was the best model I could ask for modeling my wool felt deer cape.
My pretty little Teddy Bear friend Yunah. It is always so much fun working with this girl. This was the first time I worked with her and the first time she was modeling for a photographer. (other than school pictures).
Is there anything else you wish to add? And what do you think about 1X as a home base for your work?
I also think the feedback on my photographs is just awesome. There are so many talented photographers out there with a diverse and unique style that it keeps me inspired and in total awe of the possibilities of Photography.
A big thank you to Yvette and Ralf for the support and help.
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