Mobile devices and smaller and lighter cameras are everywhere, and all moments are reachable now.
In my Facebook Fujifilm X and Mirrorless groups I see great talents every day and I feel that I need to bring these people to this blog.
Many people believe that the amateur photographer has no technical knowledge or doesn’t to make images in a professional level. What do you think about it? And how did you start on photography?
My encounter with photography took place very early, when I was a child, carrying and playing with analog equipment bag from my father on family birthdays, orchids festivals, street parades and any other weekend event was a excuse for being on the street to shoot. This passion for photography just going for me and although not act professionally as a photographer, always studied techniques and dedicated myself mainly to the composition. So I think it is perfectly possible to have a good technical level and not use it professionally, but for personal satisfaction. Photography has always been something that moved me, as an escape valve. It’s my moment of pleasure. As a fan, It’s easy to use my knowledge and study to meet my personal briefing, but of course, always seeking to evolve constantly to catch up and improve the quality of my photos.
How did you meet the X line of Fujifilm? What equipment do you use?
I’ve always been a mirrorless system enthusiast, I use since 2011. In 2014 I was introduced by a friend to the line X of Fuji. Before moving to the brand, since my first contact with reviews and images, I was blown away by the image quality and color in addition to the high quality of the lenses. I started with an XT-1 and the fantastic lenses 14mm and 56mm. My adaptation was amazing. How I love to travel and photograph what happens in the streets, I migrated for a X100S. For me it was the perfect combination of exceptional image quality and convenience to carry the equipment. So much so that I am now moving again to another camera line X100, the X100T
Post-production has what degree of importance in your photo?
I see photography as two moments: before the shutter is released and after shooting. Today we have as advanced sensors on the line X, with a possibility that big of light and shadow adjustments, which do not make use of post-production would give up many possibilities. In large part, to compose an image, I think what I will do in post-production. What matters, in my view, it is the end result and you can achieve your goal.
Talk about your photographic process. How do you choose your subjects?
I really like to travel. Away or close, the important thing is always to know a new place. And it is these trips that end up producing the majority of my photos. I try not to define what I shoot, but rather enjoy the scenes that a whole day to walk through an unfamiliar place gives me. I try to transmit to the photography what I feel in every new place, avoiding clichés and bringing a little more excitement to the scenes. The life of a city is not only made by its sights, but by people. Not always have clear and beautiful day time, they are often cloudy and cold, but even though there is beauty. And whenever possible, I try to apply an interference of nature in my photos, using some dramatic sky and sun rays purposely, looking for a personal brand in my records.
What are the next photo projects?
I want to take what is now a hobby for me into the house of the people. Working with photos decorating environments through frames. I’m still studying the area, but is a project that I intend to take the drawer soon. Besides the paintings, I also have the idea of publishing a book with a collection of my photos made in different places, so that the reader can travel through these places without leaving where he is.
Eu sempre acreditei que a fotografia é a arte mais democrática de todas, e cada vez mais, com o desenvolvimento da tecnologia, o prazer de fotografia é para todos.
Celulares e câmeras menores e mais leves (mirrorless) estão em toda parte. Hoje todos os momentos são acessíveis.
Nos meus grupos do Facebook sobre Fujifilm X e Mirrorless vejo grandes talentos a diariamente eu sinto que preciso trazer essas pessoas para este blog.
Um desses caras é o fotógrafo amador Ricardo Kühl, que vive no estado de Santa Catarina e compartilha nesta entrevista seu trabalho e pensamentos com a gente.