... and so Jehan Jessel also became an amateur photographer. We like to introduce you to this photographer based in the north east of France with a short interview and by showing some of his amazing pictures.
I'm 33 years old. I was born in Colmar in France. I’m a service technician on mobile cranes and photography for me is simply a passion.
Could you share with us how you first became interested in photography?
I always liked seeing beautiful photos (my dad was also an amateur photographer) and I began photographing in 2014. I was attracted by portrait photography and I began to practice with strobist.
What equipment are you using now and with what did you get started? what is your favorite lens?
I use at present a Canon 5Dmark2 and several objectives especially in focal fixed. My favorite objective is the 85mm, I adore his bokeh! I also use one 35mm, one 50mm and especially often deported flashes and various modifiers of light. I began the photo with one Canon 60D and one 50mm.
Can you tell us about your work flow from the point you first step onto the street until you showcase the developed picture?
I often sell door-to-door my models by internet (Facebook mainly) then we plan a session, dresses, make-ups, etc... Then the sessions of shots always take place in a good mood and with fun. Then once at home after the shooting, I make a big work of sorting and selection of images. I begin then to handle one after one photo at first under Lightroom then under Photoshop.
Do you see a particular influence, be it a photographer or school on your work? Any subject that attracts you?
I like particularly the photo of mode(fashion), beauty but also the urban exploration and I thus try hard to mix these universes. I would not know how to say what are my works which I like most because I always have something, what does not really please me and I leave the principle that what would please me to me will not please forcing somebody else !
What would you tell a newcomer who asks for your advice on how to start?
The only advice which I would have to give to a beginner would be to make it enjoy you really and especially to document, to read, to look at tutorials and especially, to go out to make photos!