World Class Photographers Magazine would like to welcome amazing French Photographer Franck Dombrowski.
Name: Franck Dombrowski Years in business: 3 years Age: 47 years Country: Nice in France Body: Canon Lens: Canon and tamron Instagram: @franckyphotographie Website: No Facebook: franck dombrowski
World Class Photographers Magazine: Please tell us about yourself and where you are from. I was born in the north east of France in the city of Metz. I did my metalworking studies there. When I was 20, I left to do my military service in the marine infantry, which corresponds to your navies in the United States. Then I left for central eastern France where I worked as a metalworker in the building industry. 8 years ago I arrived in Nice in the south of France near Cannes. I worked in the building industry and had to stop following an accident. World Class Photographers Magazine: Are you schooled or self-taught? I am self-taught, I learned by myself with advice from professional photography. World Class Photographers Magazine: What made you decide to dive into world of fashion photography? I took pictures and I took anything and everything without having a specific goal. One day I was invited to a fashion show and that's when I clicked. I said to myself that's what I want to do and nothing else. World Class Photographers Magazine: Which photoshoot would you consider your first break as a photographer? My first photo shoot was done in Cannes during a fashion show at the Radisson hotel. The events manager invited me there. World Class Photographers Magazine: Let's talk about your early days, which photoshoots or jobs helped you climb to where you are? During a wedding fair at the Menton casino where I had been invited, I took pictures of the fashion show which represented many designers and many brands. Once the show was over, I sent my photos to the various designers. A designer with whom I work today found them superb and wanted to work with me. World Class Photographers Magazine: How would you describe your style of shooting? My shooting style is mainly moving models, the goal being to sublimate the couturier's creation. I rarely take people who stand still or pose. Sometimes I do some portraits of my models but it remains to make their photo book. World Class Photographers Magazine: How did your style evolved since you start shooting? I will say that my style evolves when I start working with a designer (Chantal Toppan). We set up scenarios that corresponded to a specific era or style. So I had to adapt my shots according to movements, models and the environment. World Class Photographers Magazine: Do you have any mentors? Yes, I am a photographer for a commemoration club for the liberation of France by the Americans. I pay tribute to Robert Kappa who was able to take some photos during the Normandy landings. I'll say he's my mentor. World Class Photographers Magazine: Which magazines was your work published so far? Today I do not work with any magazine. I am only beginning to take these steps in order to make myself known. I said to myself why not abroad since in France places are already taken. World Class Photographers Magazine: Let's talk about gear, what do you currently shoot with and why? When I started in photography I had a Canon 4000D with an 18/55 lens. When I started fashion photography I was advised to use a Canon 7D camera because a lot of lenses go over it and a very good grip. Then I equipped myself with a 50mm barrel lens, a 70/300 barrel, my 18/55 barrel and a 28 / 75mm tamron with which I do a lot of shooting because it has a constant 2.8 aperture. I work without flash because I prefer natural light which gives my photos a real dimension. World Class Photographers Magazine: What makes you unique as a photographer? I think what makes me unique is already that I put people at ease, I don't impose anything on them, it's the models or the creators who choose the angles or their poses. I only advise them to help them a little. I don't like to put myself forward or impose my choices. World Class Photographers Magazine: What advice would you give to next generation of photographers? I think I would tell them to be persistent and patient. Today there are a lot of photographers in the fashion market and to want to stand out from the crowd, you have to work a lot and question it. World Class Photographers Magazine: What's more important, skill or gear? For me it is the skill that is essential, what we call the eye of the photographer. We can have the best camera in the world, if we do not know how to capture the moment or the light in the photo it is useless. There's no point in having expensive equipment if you don't know how to use it. World Class Photographers Magazine: Let's talk about post processing, what is your process and style? For post processing, I use editing and cropping software (lightroom). I make a first sort which I throw away. Then a second that I divide and a final with the photos that I keep. I straighten the photo if necessary and I correct the colors according to the frame or the light. I do not modify the photo in order to leave it its original or natural colors. I don't put any effect on my fashion photos. World Class Photographers Magazine: What celebrities have you worked with? I did not take big stars in my goals. I work with designers and my models are local misses. I would like to be able to access places where we meet famous people such as the Cannes festival or fashion week in Paris. World Class Photographers Magazine: What designers have you shot with? I shot with, Aline Buffet, Chantal Toppan, Anna Roxxa and July of St Beart. All designer in Cannes. World Class Photographers Magazine: What are some of your favorite photoshoots and why? My favorite photoshoots are the fashion shows and the Outdoor Staging Shooting for the designers. As I said before, I love the photo in motion. World Class Photographers Magazine: What is your best quality as a photographer? I think my best quality as a photographer is persistence. I think we can always do better. World Class Photographers Magazine: What is your favorite Fashion Week? For me there is no doubt it is Dior. World Class Photographers Magazine: What some of your achievements as a photographer that you are proud of? I did a photo shoot a while ago in the city of Grasse, capital of perfume in the south of France. The city decor was perfect and very much in the style of the creation the models were wearing. World Class Photographers Magazine? What can we expect from you next? If I want to work with you, it is to offer you nice reports on fashion in France and mainly on the French Riviera. I would like to introduce you to new talents and models in the world of fashion. World Class Photographers Magazine? What kind of legacy would you like to leave behind? The legacy that I wish to leave will be a book of my most beautiful photos taken in the world of fashion. With magnificent creations worn by renowned models. World Class Photographers Magazine? If someone would like to hire you, how can they do that. If anyone wants to hire me, they just have to ask me and tell me what they want from me. Then he has to give me the tools I will need and be very open. I like working with people who are open-minded and ready to discuss the work to be done.
World Class Photographers Magazine would like to thank for this wonderful interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Photographers Magazine.
Franck Dombrowski, World Class Photographers Magazine,
Franck Dombrowski, World Class Photographers Magazine,
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2021 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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