What is your name and where are you from? Luiza Lipińska from Warsaw, Poland.
How long have you been taking pictures? As a professional photographer for over 2 years.
When did you get into photography and why? When I was a kid I was very creative and liked to draw/sketch, later on when I became a teenager, photography came naturally as a continuation of my previous hobby.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why? At the moment I think that the simpler the photo is the better it is. Simplicity is the key.
How do you approach a shoot? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run? I always try to create a mood board just to show my co-workers what I would like to achieve as a final result. But there are spontaneous shoots as well. Well, not very often but still.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
I guess it’s all about a certain aesthetic.
Do you have an influences you can share? I think is about the mood someone shows in his/her pictures, so I follow visuals not names.
What inspires you? Literally almost everything. World is full of frames. People I work with inspire me, too.
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph? Indeed. In my opinion you have to create photograph not just take it.
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
My main goal now is to run my own studio where I could realize my ideas.
Which social media platforms do you use and why?
I am obsessed with Instagram because it allows me to associate with people connected to photography, not only other artists but models, MUAs or stylists. They are all creative heads.
Which photographers do you mainly follow on social media?
I like to watch Agata Serge’s portraits.
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless?
If you are able to take a good photo, you will take it with a mobile as well.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice?
At the moment I mostly use 50 mm 1.4 but I used to hang around with 85 mm 1.8 a lot. However, 50mm is more universal. I also like to experiment with old manual lenses sometimes as they are very plastic and provide incredible bokeh.
What is your dream location to shoot at?
Big Apple! For sure!
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it?
I don’t think I got one favourite, sorry.
In three words how would you describe your photography?
How do you feel about better quality cameras being put into smart phones?
Photography nowadays is very evolutional, this is so cool. It allows people to experiment no matter the equipment they own.
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images?
I’ve seen many photographs taken with cameras and lenses worth a whole lot more that mine but it just wasn’t it. It’s the person, not the camera, who creates photographs.