Guest blogging on a monthly basis is Liss from the extraordinarily massively awesomely amazing and popular blog Daydream Lily. If you do not know of this blog or have never looked at it, please remedy this immediately.
Hello it’s Liss here from blog Daydream Lily and I’m very excited to be here guest blogging for Leeloo. As part of my guest posting I’m going to be interviewing and sharing the work of talented young Australian photographers I’ve come across in my blogging. I hope you’ll follow along as I bring you a new interview each month.
Name: Jono Winnel
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Favourite Equipment: D700 + 50mm f1.4
How did you first get into photography? Are you self taught or did you take classes?
Self taught. My whole family has always been creative. Both my two sisters and my father were photographers at some point in their lives, so cameras have always been lying around my house. Growing up with creative siblings definitely helped nurture my creative side. I can’t really remember a particular moment when I decided I was going to be a photographer. I have always loved looking at beautiful pictures, so naturally, I was inspired to create my own.
It’s not easy. Listening to music is my biggest inspiration. Concepts come randomly, or from looking at other art/photography. It’s a hard thing to force. I love exploring new places, be it a little patch of forest or a pile of ruble behind a motorbike track. I am always on the look out for new locations. I often find them in the most unexpected places, and the locations themselves inspire the direction a shoot will take.
The last shoot I did was on a rainy day in an overgrown and ignored patch of a city garden. Although I am never satisfied with my images, one photo that I liked from this shoot is when I captured her unposed and unprepared. She was turning around to face the camera, and the movement is caught in her dress and her expression is kind of blank, but it goes well with the moody atmosphere.
Any tips for people wanting to improve their photography?
If you like colour, get to know PS curves!
All images above by Jono Winnel used with permission.