Name: Weronika Kosinska
Birthday: 20 February
College: Jagiellonian University
Favorite Color: orange
Favorite Book: Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities
Favorite Movie: The Piano
Favorite Food: vegetarian soups
Favorite Quote: –
For how long have been in photography?
How did you start?
In high school I was fascinated with analog cameras, shooting pictures of my friends and the city. After a year or two I was into something else and forgot about photography for a while. But five years ago I decided to take photos again – and to try digital photography.
How would you define yourself as an artist?
I’m not sure if I define myself as an artist. I am from Krakow, which is called “the city of artists”, but I have some distance to this word and its meaning. I just do what I love, put a lot of heart and effort into it and have fun. I don’t feel any special mission. Of course it’s amazing when people tell me that they are moved by my photos or they found something incredible in them. But it wasn’t my main purpose. I just try to show others how I see things, that’s all ?
Where do you find inspiration?
The world is very inspiring and I love to observe it, so catching inspiration is natural.
Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts?
Brainstorming is a very good way to polish your idea. I love to do it for example with makeup artist, stylist or hair stylist involved in the project, they are all integral part of every shooting.
Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?
Digital photography made so many things so much simpler, which is a good thing, but also has its disadvantages, like tendency to think that everything can be fixed in postproduction. I try to prepare everything as best as I can, so that my photos looked as good as possible from the start, and let myself forget about high standards I put on myself.
What type of camera do you use most?
Most of the time I use Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
What is your favorite lens?
Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro.
What has been your most memorable assignment and why?
I remember each very well and I’m not sure if I could say which one was the most memorable. My first published projects are important in my memory – seeing my work in print in magazines was significant and gave me a lot of energy and determination.
How important is an awesome website for your business?
People say very important and I try to make it clear and useful, but don’t have this huge PR & marketing brain, so I just keep it simple and honest ?
What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have?
Good eye! And personality – after all I believe we all show ourselves in what we do.
List of your clients?
The list is long, but the world is huge, so I don’t think that most of them will be known to people not living in Poland. anyway, internationally known clients: L’Oreal Professionnel, Nivea, Garnier Paris, “Harper’s Bazaar”, “Estetica”.
Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?
Richard Avedon. I love femininity and I think – so did he.
What about architects and designers?
My favourite architect is Teodor Talowski – he designed a lot of my favourite buildings in Krakow. ? And I admire many fashion designers, I don’t have just one fav.
What are your next projects?
I would love to finish my “five-countries-five-stories-project” – for now I have only 2 shootings and I plan 3 more. The series is called Connections..