At TBSCG we have quite a few people with a real passion for photography. One such person is Milos, one of our Brussels-based sys admins. Let’s take a look at his work.
What initially sparked your passion for photography?
I have to cast my mind a fair way back to remember when it all started. I was around 12 years old at the time and in the sixth grade of primary school. We had a subject at school called “technology”, which covered everything from technical drawing and model building to rocket making and photography. I obviously tried my hand at just about everything, but photography was the one that really stood out - it had a very special appeal. At that time photography wasn’t cheap and colour photos were impossible to develop in a school photo lab, so we had to stick to black and white. I can still remember that my camera was a Russian Zenith and that the most common type of film was a black and white ORWO.
Once I’d learnt the basics of photography I started to create my own photos, from taking the actual picture right through to developing the image. I was even the school photographer for two years, and it gave me a great excuse to get out of a maths or physics test now and then :).
What kind of photos do you like to take?
This is really hard to define. I like all kinds of subjects, so it’s very hard to single out just one. I guess I could say that I enjoy photographing landscapes and taking portraits. The pictures I take usually depend on my current state of mind. I don’t think my portfolio has any specific style. Maybe it’s about time I developed one :). Suffice to say I spend a lot of time on photo.net and slo-foto.net, where I find plenty of inspiration in every field of photography.
Of all the photos you’ve ever taken, which is your favourite?
There are a few that I could call my favourite, but if I have to choose just one I would say the picture called “Sara on a bucket”. I took this picture quite some time ago on a camping holiday (2004). I don’t know why it is my favourite - there is just something about the smile she has on her face.
Your favourite photo (not taken by you)
This is pretty easy. It is a picture taken by my wife, Urska. I think she is a really talented photographer who pays great attention to detail. The picture was taken just recently and is called “St. Valentine” (http://miki-ulla.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-gone-bad.html).
Check out Milos’ blog: http://miki-ulla.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-gone-bad.html