Bruno Sabastia is a fashion and beauty photographer from Paris. Bruno has an incredibly diverse and visually appealing portfolio of photos and is soon to be featured in the upcoming Curaçao Fashion Week (http://www.curacaofashionweek.com/). Despite his incredibly hectic schedule we were delighted that Bruno completed an interview with us so that we could share his experiences, interests and work with you. Read on to discover, amongst other things, Bruno’s inspirations, how he got into professional photography and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.
Q: Who are you called?
In general people just call me Bruno, Seb, bubu, Nono…
Q: How did you get into professional photography?
I have always had a passion for photography but I used to be a sport instructor and one day a friend of mine told me I should pursue a career in photography! I started and have never looked back since.
Q: What do you enjoy most photographing?
I really enjoy shooting beauty and fashion but to me every woman has an inner beauty that is essential for me to bring to light.
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
I’ve been working on my custom-made Harley Davidson, which is something I really enjoy and is definitely one of my passions
Q: Who inspires you?
I am inspired by art in general; paintings, sculpture, cinema and the life that surrounds me.
Q: Which modern day fashion designers or fashion icons do you look up to?
All the big fashion icons inspire me.
Q: What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
The eye for detail, talent, work as well as openness to others and the world
Q: Do you prefer using film cameras or digital?
Nowadays I only use digital because the quality is equivalent if not superior to film cameras. Today film cameras encompass great memories for me and are a gift.
Q: Do you prefer to shoot on location or in the studio?
Personally I have a studio and I love to work in the studio because that is how I started but all places are good to take images.
Q: Who is your favourite photographer?
I don’t have one favorite photographer in particular, but I do respect the ones who have their own identity and produce unique work.
Q: Where are you based?
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in the future?
To continue to live my passion and to do some other exhibitions and books!
Q: What do you do to relax?
I listen to music whilst I ride my motorbike, crafts and meet with friends.
Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?
Rock & Roll, Blues.
Q: Do you have any interesting hobbies?
I make custom designs for Harley Davidsons!
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for aspiring photographers what would it be?
Try to the maximum at any price to live your passion; nothing gives more satisfaction to someone than to do something you love everyday.
Q: What motivates you to do what you do?
The passion of creating a beautiful image, something that I fell in love with when I was 15 years old
Q: How did you become involved in Curaçao Fashion Week?
I got invited by Julissa Martich, Producer of the fashion week to showcase some of my work in a photography exhibition.
Q: Are you looking forward to your trip to Curaçao?
Yes very excited and really pleased to be invited to this wonderful event!
Q: What aspects of the Fashion Week are you particularly looking forward to?
I look forward to discovering different talents in the photography exhibition that will be presented, the shows and the awards ceremony. It should be a great few days.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
… to live their dreams …
Editor’s Note: Bruno Sabastia has already worked on some really high profile shoots and looking at his portfolio we’re sure you can see why! His appreciation of style, light and the human form creates some exceptionally appealing shots.
If you’d like to get in touch with Bruno Sabastia or check out some more of his incredible photography portfolio just follow the links below:
Web page link: http://www.sabastia.com
Vimeo channel: http://vimeo.com/user8438306
Facebook link: http://facebook.com/bruno.sabastia