Hi, my Name is Frank Jurisch and I´m from Oberhausen, Germany.
How long have you been taking pictures?
For about 8 Years.
When did you get into photography and why?
Since the birth of my first child I start taking photos. I´m not an extrovert person but working with other people seemed to me the most exciting.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why? I think my style was initially very influenced by photographs like Rankin. Over time, playing with light and shadow became more and more important to me. Varied visual language with a dose of good retouching is what my photography would describe well.
How do you approach a shoot? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run?
As a studio photographer, I always stand in front of a white wall and have to fill it with ideas. Thus, I create a mood-board for each shoot which serves as a backbone or basic.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
I think I try to create aesthetic pictures rather than tell a story. The result of 1000 photos are often only 4-5 of very different photos that work more individual and not as editorial series.
Do you have an influences you can share? No, not really. There are just too many good artists out there. There is no one I could name.
What inspires you? There is a lot of creative photography in the fashion sector. There are so weird stuff that I often wonder how these people come up with such ideas. That inspires me very often.
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph? Abad photo is always a matter of opinion. Of course I also create many photos that I will never use.
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
To my main job I do the photography professionally. I also shoot weddings and business jobs but my target group are photographers. I like to pass on my knowledge. That really makes me the most fun.
Which social media platforms do you use and why? I use Insta and Facebook for communication to the same extent.
Which photographers do you mainly follow on social media? Kristian Schuller, Rankin, Xenia Lao.
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless?
Some photographers that I follow on Insta, take pictures only with the mobile phone and VSCO filters. They do so extremely good photography but I would always prefer the detail quality from a DSLR / mirrorless.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice? I switched from canon to Sony a7rii and a6300. I prefer focal lengths in the range of 50-85mm. For 2 years I work exclusively with led continuous light and the combination of permanent light and the mirrorless systems do a lot of fun.
What is your dream location to shoot at? There are some really nice Industrial looking Photo studios here in my Region with nice shadows coming through the Windows. MaybeI should make an appointment there ;)
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it? I still like one of my oldest photos. It has nothing in common with my photography today. there was a man in a suit on a forest clearing. Quite a lot of silk fabrics wave around his body and head. Many interpreted in this photo that the person full of stress comes back into nature but cannot clear his head immediately. One of the photos that are timeless for me.
In three words how would you describe your photography? Artsy, Light, Experimental
How do you feel about better quality cameras being put into smart phones? The best camera is the one you have with you an so I welcome the fast technical development of mobile phone cameras.
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images?.
I never bought Top of the Line Cameras. In a time where low budget Cameras have so much image quality, it make no sense what Camera you use.