Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Eric Paré.
Where do you come from?
I’m from Montréal, Canada.
How long have you been doing photography?
I started doing photography many years ago, but my career began in 2012 when I started to do 360 degree studio light-painting. It took another 3 years before I managed to perform this technique outdoors. It’s by using long plastic tube that I found my signature and built a community where I share my knowledge
How would you define your style?
One second portrait light-painting. It is as simple as this. Light-painting is usually much longer (often up to several minutes). But as I had a studio photographer background, I wanted to replicate what I knew about light positioning, getting sharp images and coloring my scenes. I found a way to do all of that, and that happens within one second.
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
Once I felt that I might have been into something, it took me a few weeks to reach the point where this one-second technique was born. But prior to this, It took me several years experimenting with all kinds of photography including birds, landscape and portrait.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What is your main source of inspiration?
Very often, inspiration comes from unrelated things. Music, nature, friends… all of these things that have nothing to do with photography but that can put you in a state where your brain gets ready to create your best work ever.
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