What are the rules of your photographic work?

The main rule that I apply to my work is always putting the main subject in the middle of the more minimalist background possible. Often, simplest things are the more efficient.

Tell us about an experience that definitely changed the way you work and made you grow.

My work has completely changed until the day I began playing with shadows. I live in a small town so street photo was complicated compared with people coming from big cities such as NYC, San Francisco or Tokyo, so shadows made it possible to give character to photos that hasn’t before.

I also ask you to share a bonus trick among your secret techniques.

It’s always complicated to dare approaching a subject in the street so I’ve adopted a method that permit to people who I shoot not to feel concerned by my photo. I always begin choosing a background, then I position myself before the subjects to come. In this way, the subjects are passing on my photo and not the contrary.

Tell us about your equipment, what kind of cameras do you shoot with?

I have a Fuji XT3 ; I’m a Fuji fan, I love the way you can work with those cameras . I especially use XF35mm F1/4 and XF23mm F2 as camera lens in the street and for my personal photos such as taking pictures of my kids. My favorite lens is 7artisans 35mm F1.2 that delivers incomparable pictures

Are there any books you would recommend?

I’ve never read photography books, but I read a lot of photo material tests. I hardly recommend Jonas Rask’s blog, there you can find really good tests made by one of my favorite  photographers.

What stimulates your creativity, what inspires you?

Everything stimulates my creativity in photography ! I almost like every style. I prefer street photography but I also like landscape photos, animals, minimalism and macro, that’s why I have 3 Instagram accounts ! Unfortunately  I haven’t enough time to make them evolve as I would like.

As far as my inspiration, when I see the incredible work of some photographers, it motivates me to be always more creative!

Alexandre Wawrzyniak