Interview with Joachim Bergauer, photographer.
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Where is Hoe for you?
Joachim Bergauer: Everywhere where you feel good.
Where and how did you first found out you are into photography?
Joachim Bergauer: At the age of 12 I photographed my cat. After some time, she has a disturbed relationship with the camera.
How did you became interested in photography?
Joachim Bergauer: I could express myself better with pictures.
What photography equipment do you prefer to use? How much does it matter?
Joachim Bergauer: Hasselblad, Canon and sometimes other cameras. The most important is a machine that makes pictures.
Why do you take photos?
Joachim Bergauer: With pictures I could better communicate and socially integrate.
Did you go to school to study photography? &…
Do you see and importance in photography education?
Joachim Bergauer: No – although I currently teach photography.
How long have you been a photographer?
Joachim Bergauer: For over 30 years
What or who got you started in photography? If there is a person or inspiration
Joachim Bergauer: A documentation about Helmut Newton. Afterwards, I sat in front of the TV set and thought – This is my way.
Have you seen a change of style or path or interest in your works through time.
Joachim Bergauer: Yes of course. Every photographer develops further.
How would you describe your style?
Joachim Bergauer: People and contrast photography. To work out the essentials.
How much Is photography a hobby or work?
Joachim Bergauer: It is passion.
Biggest inspirations in your works outside photography.
Joachim Bergauer: Encounters of other cultures.
Photographers who inspire you?
Drake Spirit – a Belgian photographer. David Lachapelle and a few more I appreciate. Sometimes I surprise myself but also 🙂
Any website or blog you often visit about photography.
Do you market your photography and if yes how?
Through exhibitions and social networks and magazines
Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph and you still have not?
If I start with it, the interview would break any dimension 🙂
What photographic ambitions are you still looking for?
A long-term project lasting more than one year or more.
What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?
I there Something you’re still learning in photography?
What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
How much do you care for digital editing after you get the shot, cropping, colors and…?
What is the latest work you’ve seen lately that really moved you?
Pictures of jack savage …
Are you doing art for art? At least a few times If so why?
Expression is always a form of art. I do this permanently because otherwise I get a feeling of empty.
Many of your great photos are in black and white, why is that so?
The reduction of the colors conveys a stronger employment of the picture.
There is a very bold sense of quality in your work, always try to be very clean in your framing and all other aspects in terms of quality?
I think quality is also a form of identity. The pictures should have a response and a handwriting.
Karl-Weiser-Award Austria 2016
FEP – European Photographer 2015
1st – Staatspreis Traumseher Category ‘Advertisement’ 2015
2nd – Traumseher Professional Photographer – Category ‘Advertisement’ 2015
1st – Traumseher Professional Photographer – Category ‘Reportage’ 2015
4 x Gold European Newspaper Award 2012 (PUR Magazin)
3 x Gold European Newspaper Award 2011 (PUR Magazin)
2nd – Traumseher Award 2010
“S@lzburger of the Year” 2008
Worldwide Ambassador for Hasselblad 2006
Links And social contacts to follow and find JOACHIM BERGAUER’s artworks and photographs: (JOACHIM BERGAUER)
Online photography portfolio:
+4369911587507 (Bergauer Joachim)
+436642305981 (Mader Horst)
+4369919651113 (Lorenz Migsch)
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