Super classy portraits of stunning models, mostly artistic and classic. For Rolland Flinta, fineart photography isn’t something very new, he has always been fascinated by the ardent class of this genre. His pictures do provoke a strong emotion on the ordinances of inner soul and eternal beauty. Listen to more about his magnificent conscience, pure vision and what more in this splendid interview.
Few words about Rolland?
I am Rolland András Flinta born in Hungary and residing in Bonn/Germany since 1981. I have been a keen photographer since my adolescence however it was not until 2010 that I made the serious decision to take the plunge and fully commit to photography. In summer 2011 I discovered my enthusiasm for analogue photography. I have learnt from shoot to shoot and the analogue photographs amaze me more and more.
What made you choose Fine Art Portrait Photography?
Fine Art Portrait Photography always amazed me, even at the time when I wasn`t in love with photography and taking pictures by myself. When I started in 2009 I directly started with Fine Art Portrait Photography and four years later nothing changed this and it is still my passion. I cant`t put it into words, I simply love the look of the photos.
There are insufficient words to describe my passion and belief that photographs must portray the inner person. Taking photographs for me means thousands of thoughts running through my mind; means escaping the real world and diving into another world. For me a good portrait is an image that conveys essential truths about the subject, which penetrates their character to reach their essence. For me It`s very important to be empathetic and to identify with the person in front of the lens. This connection can only be realised when you have an innate bond with your subject. It is what you know and care to know about them that will make your work good. The absence of such knowledge and connection will result in their inner being and true self remaining invisible. Photographs will thus be condemned to be about what you don’t know instead of what you do.
How do you plan a shoot, the entire thought process and posing of your models?
Sometimes I plan shootings but most of the time I am spontaneously taking pictures when I am inspired by someone or something. Often I have pictures and stories in my head which need to be taken with one of my models spontaneously or in the near future. Often I get inspired by a new locations when I arrive there. If they are far away from my home you can`t plan anything and you need to adapt on the new situation.
I am trying to show the natural beauty of my models and that is why I don`t use that much poses. I don`t process my photos that much because 90% of the time I am using film. I develop the films by myself after the shootings.
I use a digital camera (Nikon D800) but I am in love with analogue cameras. Currently I am using a Plaubel Makina 67, Pentax 6×7, Pentax 645n and much more. That`s a never ending story…
The complexity and the effort of analogue photography is much higher and the results are more worthwhile. Where art meets science – the variables including film type, exposure; time and the chemical development combine. The excitement and anticipation in the resultant photograph never the same sometimes not even similar. All this makes the photograph as much as the model, who has to sit still for so long, fascinating and compelling. It is a fantastic and an amazing world.
Thanks for this opportunity, any final words of advice to our fans and aspirants in this field?
You are welcome. Thank you for this great opportunity!
My advice to everyone who wants to take portrait pictures is that you should take care of the background. Look for a nice and calm background. Technique is not really important. The only thing you need is to catch a believable moment.
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