Esben Bøg - Jensen
|Who or what sparked your interest in photography?|
A friend of mine was really into the whole technical aspect of photography. Always talking about how sharp he could get a picture with this lens or how much he could zoom with that lens. He spend a ton of money on the best camera and lenses. I kinda wanted to show him that it wasn't about all that stuff. I can be a tech-geek at times, but I believe photography is never limited by the equipment you use. So I started shooting photographs to show him that you can do great work with nothing but the basics.
|Who are some of your favorite photographers?|
There are so many. I don't even know where to start. I've always been a great fan of Aaron Feaver [photographer feature], Tamara Lichtenstein, Greg Williams, Lauri Bartley and Signe Vildstrup. And so many more...
|Do you have any formal education in photography or are you self taught?|
I'm self taught.
|Is photography your career?|
No. It's just for fun right now, but I am doing small assignments now and then. But not enough to be able to call it a career.
Are you currently working on any photography projects?
Not really. I'm very spontaneous so something might just come to mind and I'll shoot if I have the time. But I guess that I'm always working on a couple of ideas that I wanna bring to life.
|If you won a $400 million lottery how would you use it?|
I would probably buy a flat, a new Macbook, a Canon 5D Mark II and travel the world some more. Wouldn't know what to do with the rest of the money.
|What is your favorite thing to photograph and why?|
People. Everyone has something in them worth taking a picture of. The uniqueness never ends when your shooting different people.
|Where do you find and how do you instruct your models?|
I find models amongst my friends. And I rarely do anything else but tell them where to stand. I should be better at that though...
|Do you listen to music while you shoot? If so, what is on your photo shoot play list?|
Not unless there are speakers close to where I shoot. I'm highly addicted to music though and is rarely seen without my headphones.
|What kind of camera(s) do you use? What is your "go to" lens? Do you have a preferred brand/type of film?|
My favorite camera is my Hasselblad 500 CM - such a great machine. I also use a Bessa R3A, a Canon Ae-1 and the small Yashica T3 for film. But the one I use the most is probably my old Canon 450D with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 lens. If that's not on I'm using a Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens. That's actually the only two lenses I have for my Canon.
|What do you do when you are feeling uninspired?|
Listen to music, go through blogs or watch a film.
|Future photography goals?|
Do more schedule shoots and series - with a cool model and a great location. Right now my flickr is a mess consisting mostly of stuff from the archives.
|What does your work flow consist of?|
A lot of shooting and a lot of computing - whenever it be editing of scanning negatives.
|Three interesting facts about yourself?|
I'm studying Modern Culture and is currently working as an intern at a cool place called Artrebels. But i don't really think my life is that interesting to anybody else than myself.
if anything, do you do to promote your photography? Approximately
how much time do you spend per day/week on promoting your photography
I post a photo to flickr put it in a few groups and tweet it. Takes about 2 minutes.