Interview: Kristijan Antolovic

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We’d like to know more about you. Can you tell us more about yourself?

Kristijan Antolovic (25). I’m a medical technician by profession. I work at the hospital, and as a freelance photographer. Currently I live in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

When did your love affair with photography begin?

I’ve always used to photograph something, but never thought I’d actually go by the path of photography. Ever since elementary school I’ve fantasized about direction, combining different arts into one- a movie. In the movies, I’ve payed attention to everything, even the way it was recorded. Frames, light, depth precision.. As I couldn’t achieve that with my camera, I started to explore the world of photography- More and more I focused myself upon that, and eventually directing fell into a background plan. Now, I can’t even imagine my life without photography. I think it sort of bulit me as a person. It’s a steaming vent through which we can get away from every-day-routine, and run away into an imaginary world of our own.

What are the ingredients for success with photography?

Recipe for success.. I think there isn’t one, you just need to photograph as much as possible, be yourself, and let your imagination run free

What’s the biggest (life) lesson you’ve learned through photography?

Life is about little things. You need to enjoy each day to the fullest!

When you photograph, do you have a theme in mind?

Yes, as I’ve already mentioned direction was one of my first passions, so for the most of my photographs I already have a concept in mind before the shooting, I think about the model, scenography, frames, light, and how to combine those elements.

What are the top three things you like to do when you have free time?

To get some sleep ; listen to some good music or watch a great movie ; go out and have fun with my friends..

Have you ever traveled? If so, where to?

Yes, I have, but I still didn’t visit the places that inspire me the most. Which are Egypt and India.

For you personally what are the pros and cons of being a photographer?

I think every job has it’s good sides and it’s bad sides. But I consider that, if you do something that you really love, the positive things about it will always overcome the negative ones.

Thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming
artists ?

Thank You. I would finish this interview with two quotes that can be used as tips for the upcoming artists:

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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