Sunday, 24 October 2010

Artist of the Week + Q&A > Reka Agnes Koti

Have only recently come across this great photographer, Reka Koti and her images are captivating, dream like yet mysterious. I had featured her for 'Photograph of the Day > Disoriented by Reka Agnes Koti' which received quite a lot of hits. Goes to show how amazing her photography is! I love how her images always contains conceptual content and mixes up her style from colourful 'folk' inspired fashion  to dark double exposed black/white lomography shots. She uses great technique and always draws the viewer in which I particularly like about her unique work. I like how non-conventional take to photography and she isn't concerned about solely taking a pretty picture, there is depth and a lovely cryptic element. I'm in awe from her work and have also decided to feature her as a photographer research for my Photography A Level at college. It ties in wonderfully to my black/white project I'm doing at the moment.

It's also great to hear what she has to say about her work. I managed to email her some questions which she kindly answered. Thank you!

1. Firstly, how did you get into photography? Has it always been an interest in your life?
I became interested about and started to learn photography two years ago, simply because I wanted it to be a part of my life.

2. How long have you been doing photography? What inspired you to initially shoot?

I was interested in portraiture photography from the beginning. Maybe because it is intimate honest and personal.

3. Did you get any formal training or are you self-taught?

I worked as an assistant of a well –know Hungarian fashion photographer and also attended a formal training on the technical bases of photography.

4. What equipment do you often use?

I use a canon 40 d a Diana f+ and tons of natural lighting.

5. How would you describe your photographic style?

Dreamy, intimate a bit melancholic and always spontaneous.

6. What would you say inspires you the most? What are your influences in photography?

Mainly everything, music, films, dreams, everyday scenes and mostly the person in front of my camera.

7. I love your lomography shots. What inspired you to get into lomography?

A friend of my started to talk about lomography, I liked it, so I tried.

8. Do you prefer black/white photography or colour and your reason?

I wouldn’t say I prefer B&W, but it certainly gives a certain mood to a picture, that is more valid in some cases than using colours

9. Lastly, any advice on aspiring photographers, like myself?

Just be brave, practice as much as you can, listen to the objective criticism, but mostly just listen to your on heart and mind.

Check out her sites:

Myspace  / tumblr  / Facebook

Check out my favourite shots from her flickr photostream below:

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