What is your name and where are you from? My name is Miro Hofmann and I’m coming from Sonneberg in Thuringia/ Germany.
How long have you been taking pictures? I think nearly 4 years.
When did you get into photography and why?
I bought my first camera 5 years ago, for a trip to the Maldives, I started at this moment. I only took landscape pictures in the beginning, and I didn’t wantto be a people photographer. Then I shot a few pics of my girlfriend, then other people…All the rest was really coincidence.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years?If so why? Yes, it has changed, because you need time to find what you really want to do. I think it’s always changing. So I think part of my style is always a beautiful woman, sexy, but not cheap. A cool style paired with a sexy attitude…I love eye contact, and I try to get that one look, that shows things like…seducing…expecting…and so on.
How do you approach a shoot ? Do you pre plan or is it a click and run? It´s really a click and run. The most time we’re only choosing some outfits and then we’re going on a walk to find some interesting places. For indoor shoots, there is naturally some more planning because the location is certain.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
Oh no, I’m still trying to get better all the time. I’m really happy about every new shoot with great pictures. I still have no plan what it will bring or how it should end.
Do you have an influences you can share? Hmm…I don’t know. There’s nothing from a special photographer. I’m trying to be an good observer. I try to see what’s looking good on this model. How’s the light, which pose shows the emotions I want…what can make it special.
What inspires you? A woman’s beauty.
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph? Yes, sure. Sometimes I can’t believe what I see. Haha.
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
This is a thing, I don’t know. I’m asking it really often for myself, but I got no answer. Time will show.
Which social media platforms do you use and why?
I started only with Facebook, now it’s mainly Instagram. But I’ve got 500px and Facebook too. My 500px account was deleted with 17k Followers, so I started new again, because there’s a really good level of international photographers and its mainly for photography. Sometimes I’m sharing pics on Facebook, but there’s no resonance without paying for attention. Really sad what’s happened to this platform. So Instagram is the only one where I can show my work to a lot of people. But it’s also going to be more and more like Facebook.
Which photographers do you mainly follow on social media? Alexander Mavrin, Fedor Shmidt, Ura Pechen, Georgy Chernyadev, for example
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless? I love my iPhone cam too. the best thing about mobile photography is, that your cam is nearly every time with you. But I think it can’t replace a real camera.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice
I started with Nikon, and I’m still faithful with it. Now I got 2 full frame cameras and 3 lenses- 35, 50, 85 mm, but my absolute favourite is 35mm- I love this angle.
What is your dream location to shoot at? Oh, there are a lot of beautiful locations. I love sun, palms, water and exotic feeling. I think Southeast Asia, Philippines, Australia and so on would be perfect for my pics.
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it? I got more than one favourite picture. I can’t decide for only one. My most popular picture is my portrait of Fjolla, but I don’t know if it’s my best. It was a very windy day, her hairs are flying all the time. She was standing in the middle of a bridge, against the light and she got a very great expression for this moment. That´s all, and I think you don’t need more for a great picture.
In three words how would you describe your photography? Sexy, stylish, cool
How would you describe the current scene in photography?
Oh it’s a great market. It’s really trendy for the moment, people love to taking pictures. It’s more and more easy to get very good results. With social media, its easy like never before to show your work to a lot of people. in my opinion, that’s the biggest reason for this fast growing market.
How do you feelabout higher qualitycameras being put into smart phones? Good cams in smartphones, I think it’s a good development.
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they createbetter images? Really not. A good eye beats technical perfection all the time. With a good cam, you can be more focused on your work instead of technical details. It’s helpful. But it will never help you to take better pictures.