AsiaWPA Competition Winner Interview : Vinny Labella
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26 International Fearless Photographers Awards
21 International Inspiration Photographers Awards
38 International ISPWP Awards
31 International Wedding Photography Select Awards
137 International Editor´s Choice Mywed Awards
23 National Wedfotospain Awards
Gold Lens 2016 Inspiration Photographers
5 Awards WPPI “Las Vegas” 16×20 Print Competition 2016
5 Awards WPPI “Las Vegas” 16×20 Print Competition 2015
Best of the Best 2015 “Junebug Weddings”
Best of the Best 2014 “Junebug Weddings”
Best 30 Wedding Stories of 2015 Fearless photographers
Best 30 Wedding Storyteller of 2015 Mywed
Best Wedding Photography 2014 ISPWP
Best Wedding Photography 2015 ISPWP
Top 1 Photographer of the Quarter ISPWP 2016
Top 10 Photographer of the Quarter ISPWP 2016
Top 10 Photographer of the Quarter ISPWP 2015
Top 10 Photographer of the Quarter ISPWP 2014
Top 11 Fearless Photographers 2015
Top 11 Fearless Photographers 2014
Top 50 Fearless Photographers 2013
Top 10 Wedding Photography Select 2015
Top 20 Wedding Photography Select 2014
1º Place International Convention Foro de Fotógrafos (FDF) 2013
2º Place Baltic Wedding 16×20 Print Competition 2014
Gold Award “Pre and Post Wedding” SWPP 2013
THE 150 BEST INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 2016 ( SLR Lounge ) USA THE 100 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD, 2015 & 2016 ( Nicholas Purcell ) AUSTRALIA
National Spanish Contest “Premios QUIJOTE” (SPAIN) 2016
Masterclass Photographers (México) 2016
Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Matrimonialisti ANFM (ITALY) 2015 & 16
Masters of German Wedding Photography (GERMANY) 2016
Masters of Italian Wedding Photography (ITALY) 2016
Fotógrafos de boda España FDB (SPAIN) 2016
MYWED International Contest 2015 (RUSIA) 2015 Foro de Fotógrafos FDF (SPAIN) 2015
Egadi Wedding & Glamour (ITALY) 2015
A: What are your reasons for becoming a photographer?
V: Being a photographer is much more than just taking pictures, it’s creating memories. I’m going to ask you a question that sounds like a cliché. if your house burns down, what’s the first thing you’d save? I’m clear on that! The photographs and videos, there are the people who are not with me today.
So there could be a better profession? for me there isn’t.
A: What are your views regarding photography competitions, and what have your gained from that?
V: The photography contests for me have been very important, they have always been like challenges that have helped me to improve and continue learning.
A: What are your tips regarding posing when shooting bride & groom together photos?
V: I think it’s really important that the couple of boyfriends have posing photos, even though most of my work is photojournalism, we always have some portraits in posado.
A: How do you maintain your passion in photography?
V: The most important thing to maintain the passion is to enjoy what you do.
A: Please share about your thought process when shooting your AWPA award-winning photos (please attach the photos too).
V: I am really very happy and proud of the gold and silver received in Album, because it is telling the story of a wedding in different images, and being able to show how it was a complete wedding and above all winning is incredible.
As for the photo that took the great award that I call (Brazilian Legs), it was really a very fast and unprepared photo, when we arrived at the bride’s room, she told us that she wanted some photo of boudoir, and we really didn’t have time to prepare anything, so I put her in bed and told her to play with her legs moving them, and that way the image came out. I love it here.
A: During post-processing, how do you decide on which feel and colour tone to use (please attach an example).
V: Normally when I’m shooting the photo I’ll postproduce it, color that will finally take.
A: Any new shooting style you would like to try? Any new methods or new shooting location that you would like to explore?
V: Normally I shoot in new places, since when you work destination weddings it is difficult to repeat places, this is a double-edged sword, it is fantastic to travel and to know new places but also it is much more complicated, you never know what you are going to find yourself, nor the light that you will have and you must adapt.
A: How do you get your inspiration?
V: Most of my inspiration comes from cinema. For me a wedding is like a movie, just as in the movies they tell stories, I do the same thing but with images.
A: Which photographer(s) inspires you most?
V: As I told you before most of my inspiration comes from cinema, so we could say that the film directors I love would be my inspiration, such as Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, or James Cameron.
As photographers I love the work of Magnum Photojournalists like Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb or Paolo Pellegrin.
I loved Magnum’s documentary about Hollywood cinema.
A: What are your plans for the future?
V: In my future plans of course I would like to continue enjoying my work and complement it by increasing the family.
A: What do you feel you need to improve or learn more?
V: Always, and who doesn’t? Photography is always evolving, and you can always learn new things.
A: What has been your biggest challenge so far during photo shooting?
V: I think it was in Iceland, at night 1 hour walking to reach a location, and then shoot with the northern lights with a lot of cold, so much so that I didn’t even feel my fingers.
And besides, when we wanted to come back it was so dark that at first we got lost and we knew how to come back, so good that in the end we found our way back. hahaha
A: Apart from wedding photography, any other photography area(s) that you are also interested in exploring?
V: I love documentary and street photography, so when I travel I try to go out on the street one day just to shoot for myself.
A: Any best tips for other fellow or new photographers?
V: Let them work hard on the technique, study hard and study hard.
A: What do you think your clients value most about you or your work?
V: My clients appreciate that I am nice and help them in whatever they need, my work or I believe that the fact of not forcing them to pose for a long time and give them freedom and naturalness in the portraits.
A: What is your source of creativity?
V: I think the light.
A: Let us know your most unforgettable shoot (please attach an example).
V: Undoubtedly in Iceland, it is a beautiful place and we work with a wonderful couple.