Interview with:
Bogdan Bousca

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Where are you born and when?

Constanta — Romania on 7th August 1973

Where do you live?

Constanta — Romania

When and how do you start your path in photography?

I started to photograph in 2008. By hazard one friend of mine wanted to sell his old photo camera and He asked me to buy it. I had no clue what it means and how it works

Who were the three photographers that inspired you at the beginning and who are the three ones that inspire you now?
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at the beginning:
1. Henry Cartier Bresson
2. Helmut Newton
3. Ansel Adams
Now:
1. Sandra Pozun — https://www.instagram.com/sandra_pozun_photography/
2. Schiwa Rose — https://www.instagram.com/schiwarose/
3. Roik Irina — https://www.instagram.com/roik_irina/

Did you go to a school or are you a self-taught?

A self-taught

Do you make photography as a living?

Since 2018, yes

What do you like in photography, what is your motivation?

Every time to create a story or an “action” behind each image. Not just a simple naked body or beautiful landscape where the photographer has no virtues, except technical skills. To be narrative in my photos is my main motivation.

What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your images?

I want to insert the fact that art photography doesn’t mean only an expensive camera and lenses and hours of photo manipulation. Because this is the trend and this is the view and concept in this commercial century.

What are your preferred moment(s) in the creation process?

preparing the scenarios and thinking about themes.

What are your three most representative images, and why?
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1. “We are all stardust” — we are too small and great in the same time — https://gallery.1x.com/photo/1131261/latest:user:29250
2. “Industrial Climber” — One of terrible job in industrial filed — image from my past — climber not as for fun and addiction for heights — https://gallery.1x.com/photo/430440/latest:user:29250
3. “Cinema City” — Life is a movie and we are the actors who didn’t choose our script — https://gallery.1x.com/photo/2030123/latest:user:29250

What equipment and/or techniques do you use?

It is not a matter of brands/lenses, it is mostly about analog/digital, preferred light (natural/flash), how much post-production, etc.

Canon. Lensbaby Composer. digital. natural light as much as possible. basic and common sense post-production in photo arrangement, some times textures added

How and why your work as changed since you started?

Every time I tried and try to create something new, avoiding to copy,spite the fact that all is already done before and we didn’t invent absolutely nothing.

What do you think about the fact that nowadays photography is mostly enjoyed on the Internet?

This abundance of images on internet has a good part and a bad part. The good part is opportunity to share/view images in real time, fast and accurate. The bad thing is that the aesthetically sense of images is going sadly dramatic down

Why did you decide to join the nudeartzine project?

Because I was invited and I enjoyed to have another chance to express and show some of my works. For this I want to thank again !

Would you have an insight or advice to give to whomever is watching your work and wants to learn photography?

Try to avoid as much as possible the technique part and the instruction manual of the camera and watch an image with soul and heart, not with brain. Try to find what fits as a style. Don’t be a multitask photographer. To be a fashion photographer, you have to be a fashion guy. To be a landscape photographer, you have to love traveling. to be a wedding photographer, you have to love the wedding act and marriage concept. To be a street photographer, you have to adore to walk enjoy the city atmosphere. To be a wildlife photographer you have to love animals and nature. and so on...

What are your plans in the future?

To develop and extend my photographic events “NARRATIVE NUDE” as much as possible in my country and outside when this craziness Covid will be end

On what page our readers can find more of your work?

1. https://gallery.1x.com/member/bogdanb
2. https://www.instagram.com/bogdan_bousca/

Would you like to add something else?

Have a good light, good inspiration, success in all that you’re doing, stay away of commercial as much as you can and my best compliments!

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