December 15, 2016 by Laura Gomez

Photo Interview:

Name: Jacques Bakker
Age: 64
Birthday: 05. 04

College: Dutch photoschool, Gevaert factory Antwerp, workshops Rencontres internationales de la photographie Arles (Fr), with Eikoh Hosoe, Elliot Erwitt, Jack Welpot, Judy Dater. Master Qualified European Photographer at the Federation of European Photographers.

Favorite Color: orange
Favorite Book: Cathedral of the Sea, by Ildefonso Falcones
Favorite Movie: Blow up
Favorite Food: french kitchen

Favorite Quote: celebrate live

For how long have been in photography? How did you start? 45 years and I started at my fathers studio wich was established in 1938

How would you define yourself as an artist? Portrait and human form in studio and nature

Where do you find inspiration? Every where, but lately in the Greek Mytology

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? Yes but it is brainstorming by my own, I don’t share it.

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? I was in love with the smell of the chemicals in the darkroom of my father and I was amazed by the process of development of the picture. We then colored for example photo’s in toxic chemicals and nowadays its a click on the button of the computer.

What type of camera do you use most? Canon EOS 1

What is your favorite lens? 200 mm

What has been your most memorable assignment and why? Portray young people who died by disease as a memory for the parents

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently? From the series Birds, http://jacquesbakker-photography.nl/birds.html

How important is an awesome website for your business? I have stopped the company called Fotolino and do only art, so a website is surely important.

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? My free work.

List of your clients? no company anymore, no clients

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?Jean Loupe Sieff, Marc Lagrange, Helmut Newton, Bettina Reims, Peter Beard.

What about architects and designers? Zaha Hadid

What are your next projects? I will be inspired by Ovidius Metamorphoses

Jacques Bakker