Ep. 033: Felix Kunze | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Portrait photographer Felix Kunze on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we chat with portrait photographer Felix Kunze about following your gut, standing out from the crowd and developing your own style of photography.
Felix Kunze’s Bio:
Felix Kunze is a commercial and editorial portrait, fine art and advertising photographer.
Born in Berlin, he grew up in Sussex, England and now lives in Brooklyn. His accent is almost impossible to distinguish. Felix blasted off in his career with an internship with Annie Leibovitz that later turned into assisting opportunities with the top photographers on earth.
He now focuses on creating beautiful portraits of all sorts of people, mostly looking for people of substance with strong personalities.
As an educator, my work on CreativeLIVE he has focused on helping hobbyists and professionals alike completely rethink lighting from the ground up. By empowering them, rather than talking at them, he has carved an unmatched style and reputation as a teacher.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Felix Kunze.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 33 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Felix Kunze on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:30 Felix Kunze interview.
01:52 Felix Kunze’s ‘breaking in’ story and the type of photography he does.
03:10 Why portrait photography?
04:22 Felix’s path to becoming a professional photographer and interning with Annie Leibovitz.
06:48 What inspires Felix Kunze and how it influences his approach to portrait photography.
10:46 Living in clichés and learning about the photographer’s journey.
13:42 Kunze’s passion: What is a photographer’s style? Just shoot it!
19:29 Developing your own style of photography. Experience, consistency and content.
21:25 Choosing to shoot differently or working within your restraint.
25:19 How Felix Kunze lights his photographs. ‘The North-Facing Window.’
28:14 Posing and directing your model while still being consistent in your style.
33:40 Playing the role of a photographer.
35:30 Who is Felix Kunze’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 33.
36:28 Thank you to Felix Kunze for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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