Interview with Photographer Ruben M Angel
The New Classic
Photographer Ruben M Angel
Model Mary Maguet
Model Agency RPD Models
I - Could you tell us about how you became involved with photography and realised you wanted to be a photographer?
R - I was always a passionate drawer at school, so the moment my mum got me a digital camera for a family trip I fell in love with the amount of instant "drawings" I could create.
I - Do you think that photography has changed you in any way? What do you love most about Photography?
R - It definitely did. First of all, it gave me purpose and secondly it gave me the possibility to direct my stream of creativity in one direction to create what it was in my head. What I love the most as a portrait/fashion photographer is the power of being able to make the personality of the model come across in a single photograph.
I - Do you have any favourite pieces of equipment you couldn’t live without?
R - In all honesty, NO. More and more I realised that the picture is taken by the photographer and not by the equipment. Actually the editorial here was taken with my very old Nikon D80 and a second hand 50mm f/1.8, and it's probably one of my favourite sessions.
I - If you had unlimited resources who and what would you photograph?
R - My imagination just exploded. I'd like to create a series of high fashion with the best models from the 90's together with the best from now, interacting in the most casual manner.
I - How do you keep yourself motivated when it comes to creating your editorials?
R - I feed my creativity from everywhere, art books, movies, of course the internet (instagram, pinterest, my long list of tumblr blogs). However, as much as it sounds cliche, I love getting inspired at museums and living in London makes that really easy. This keeps me motivated constantly.
I - Could you tell us a little bit about the concept behind your editorials we featured?
R - This shoot is probably my proudest work and that's because I styled, as well as, directed and photographed it. The concept is to exalt the figure of a woman in the comfort of her own luxury.
I - What is the impression you want viewers to get from your work?
R - I would like my work to project depth and emotion that every viewer can relate to.
I - Do you have any tips for photographers/creatives at the start of their journey?
R - Photograph as much as you can, find your true passion within photography and inspire yourself constantly.
I - Amongst your work do you have a favourite and why?
R - As mentioned before, this editorial is one of my favourites along with my ongoing 'Double Xposure' project.
I - What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
R- I take great pride in the fact that everyone I photograph feels that I captured a true piece of their character.
I - Is there anything key in the future you're aiming for?
R - My aim is to build a passionate team to create, share and work together, making our ideas a reality.
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