“Photography helps me to express my feelings and to tell people about places and their people.”
Sebastian Kisworo (born in 1971) is an Indonesian photographer currently based in Jakarta. He studied photographer through the Internet.
“Photography is a means to express my feeling, and to document stories.”
Interview with Sebastian Kisworo
Sebastian, what was your most memorable moment shooting pictures?
Interacting with people.
Why did you become a photographer?
Because I liked to paint with light.
What does photography mean to you and what do you want to transmit with your pictures?
Photography is a means to express my feeling, and to document stories.
Which photographer has inspired you most?
Artists from 1x.com inspire me in many ways.
Your favorite photography quote?
“If you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. If you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul.”
How would you describe your photographic voice and creative process?
People’s expression, memorable documentary, black and white.
What’s important in order to develop an own photographic voice?
To be consistent.
What do you consider to be the axis of your work – technically and conceptually?
Black & white, story-telling, strong character, and lighting.
What qualities and characteristics does a good photographer need?
Patient, agile, creative.
What does a photo need to be a great photo in your eyes?
It has to tell a story.
Where do you draw inspiration from for your photographic projects?
What kind of photography equipment and photographic supplies do you use?
Canon 5D Mk2, 7D, 24mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM. I like to have a 24-70mm.
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What’s your favorite website about photography?
I would recommend 1x.com.
What photography book would you recommend?
I haven’t read any book.
Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
Do learn from other great photographers from their works.