Photographer Spotlight - Episode 26 @Antbuchet
First of all, could you quickly introduce yourself?
Made in France, a Londoner by adoption, I am lucky enough to live in London, an awesome city to photograph with beautiful architecture, crazy viewpoints and tons of heritage. It’s such a vibrant, cosmopolitan and unique metropolis, it is literally impossible to get bored here. I love this city but I am also happy to escape to the mountains whenever I can. I am also fortunate to be able to spend time travelling and working on personal projects. The search for new experiences and exploring the unknown pushes me to evolve my photography.
What equipment do you use for your photos?
I mainly use my Sony A7R3 to capture my images, together with tripod, filters and a few lenses.
How and where do you find inspiration for your work?
My main inspiration comes from the subject itself. I like to take my time and consider my shot. I will spend time looking at my subject, understand its relationship with its environment, how the light react on it, its details, how shapes changes with different angles or choice of lens. It’s not uncommon for me to stay in the same exact spot for hours waiting for the sky to open and getting the right light. Some days are magical, some I'm not so lucky, but that’s what makes outdoor photography fun, you never know what you'll get.
Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?
Tower Bridge is my favourite location in London. Call me crazy but I love getting up at 5am while the city still asleep and take a stroll by the river. I really get a kick out of watching the sun rising behind Tower Bridge. There are so may angles and other images to capture in this area that’s why it’s my favourite spot.
What is your all-time favourite picture?
Oh man that’s a tough one! Mmmm…. I can only pick one?
Ok I would say a shot I captured last year of the London Eye at sunrise. It was winter time so pretty cold, the city was still asleep, slack-tide with awesome reflection, the sun made an appearance warming my face and fingers and it turned out to be a decent shot. Overall a pretty good way to start the day.