Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Meet the Photographer (Armand Sallabanda)



Full Name : Armand Sallabanda

Profession : Photographer 

Origin : Albanian 

Currently living : Tirana, Albania




- Tell us about a little bit about yourself 


They found me under a cauliflower, in the early November in Tirana. They were a pianist and an engineer, (God knows why they pulled me out of there because I was so good there). I grew up reading comics (paperino, topolino dhe Dylan Dog) and listening to Tchajkowsk and Mozart, often even without my desire. Who knows me says I`m an arrogant and prepotent. I don`t think they got it completely wrong. 


- What got you into photographing? 


Curiosity. I was very curious since when little. And voyeur. I used to have an old analog camera in the house (East Germany production). I mostly used that one on my trips. I took my first shoots with that one. I keep that camera even today as a precious thing. Later on, in a trip to NY I studied photography, the techniques and I experimented with my first digital camera, a Nikon D40X. That was a turning point, from my studies for history and diplomacy, I started looking forward photography. 



- What is your style as a photographer?
My style as a photographer is Neoclassicism. I try not to do fashion photography, it’s not enough for me.    


- What type of cameras do you shoot with?

I use Canon 5D MarkII


- Tell us about your job experiences through years, and about your current one.
I started photographing flowers, birds, nature, later I started doing my first portraits. They were mostly of my friends, until I started working for magazines. I currently keep working on several magazines



- Which Albanian and foreigner photographers do you admire the most?

From the Albanian photographers I like the work of Sotiri (Korce), but also the photos of Kel Marubi. But the one that keeps inspiring me with his work is Helmut Newton.


- Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph?

Naturally the list would be too long… But if I could turn back my head, I would like to photograph cult characters of the art world, like the Paris` 20s artists or the figures of the sexual revolution of the 60s.  


- Which is your favorite photo you have shoot and why?

My favorite photo is the one I haven’t done yet. 


- Which is a perfect location for a photo-shoot?

Mind, I try to photograph the invisible part, there is less importance for the background…


- Any career goals?
I don`t have career goals, photography and passion go beyond that. The biggest wealth that derives from such passion is the man`s tendency to escape his biological fate.  



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Love, Kiki

7 comments:

  1. He is amazing , lucky we have people like him in Albania

    Love <3

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  2. I am lucky, that i have a photo shooting made by A.S.
    Kiki and Mandi, very interesting your interview.
    Kisses both

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  3. interesting interview!!!

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  4. wow. i didn't know him, now i will go and check some of his works too!

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  5. wow. i didn't know him, now i will go and check some of his works too!

    i forgot to tell u that i had tagged you on the All i want for Christmas tag.. check the rules on my blog. :)

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    1. So obvious and predictable his answer. sallabanda you can do better.

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