This Week Featured Photographer is Peter|Prosophos. I don’t get inspired easily, and Peter is among the Few who inspires me on Daily Basis. He got the Knack of capturing amazing moments that lasts forever, just by seeing his photo you could tell it comes straight from the heart. Every time I see his photo it just motivates me to go out and shoot my family, friends and the life little moments that surrounds us as he puts it. Thank you Peter
Q1 Your Full Name?.
Q2 What you do for a Living?
I’m a physician and a photographer.
Q3 What sort of Photographer would you consider yourself?
A “photographer of people”. This includes formal portraiture, but extends into candids and even my landscape images will prominently feature people.
Q4. What kind of gear do you use?
Camera body –
Leica M9 (two)
Currently: Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH, Leica 50mm Noctilux 0.95, Leica 24mm Summilux, Leica 75mm Summarit.
B+W ND filters.
My favourite day-to-day lens is the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH because it represents optical excellence, portability, and my favourite focal length.
Q6. Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?
If I purchase anything I don’t like, I don’t keep it, so I currently use and enjoy all of my equipment.
I use Lightroom, and Aperture, and even Capture NX, with Nik plugin filters. These allow me seemingly infinite flexibility to process my images.
Q8 Life’s Little Moments is your WebSite Tag line, tell us something about it and how is related to your photos and your style of photography?
This is a more difficult question to answer. Although I had always enjoyed photography, my passion for it was borne out of the pain of losing my first wife to cancer. We had just had our first child and my wife’s diagnosis came 6 months later… 18 months after that she was gone. When the foundation crumbles from underneath you, you quickly realize that the most important things in your life are right in front of you… so I try to pay attention to that. These days, I am fortunate enough to be married to another wonderful woman (and thus I’ve been blessed twice) and have three children, and so I continue to record “LIfe’s Little Moments.
Q9. How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
Practice, practice, practice.
Q10. Among your works, what are your top three photos? Why?
That’s a question best left to others! They are all so personal to me, and some are too personal too share: http://prosophos.com/2013/03/08/the-picture-youll-never-see/
I do try to keep those that I favour on the home page of my website.
Q11. Whose work has influenced you most?
I haven’t been influenced by any other “known” photographers – it’s true. One I admire is HCB, but my work is nothing like his. And I’ve been more influenced by fellow current “anonymous” photographers, many of whom I’ve featured on my site.
The person who influenced me the most, however, was not a photographer at all. She was my grandmother, and she taught me how to love. She passed away just over a month ago, just shy of turning 99 years old.
Q12. What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
I wish I had the technical skills I have now, to capture those earlier moments and convey them as they deserved to be conveyed.
Q13 Please add anything more you can think off to inspire upcoming new photographers?
Be true to yourself. Photography is a form of expression, and so for your work to be consistently compelling it needs to originate from an authentic source.
Also, on a more practical level, I’d advise budding photographers to establish a career. I don’t mean photography. I mean a career that you enjoy doing and that pays the bills. This will give you the freedom to pursue your photography as you wish.
Visit (http://prosophos.com/recognition/) for lists of his Award and Recognitions
Q15 Your Website/FaceBook/Instagram etc..