This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great photographers that are contributors to Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their lives and the stories behind their best shots.
Who is Anton Novoselov?
Hello, I am Anton Novoselov from Ekaterinburg, Russia. I was born in 1980. My mom taught me to use a camera when I was a kid. When I was 7 years old I started to develop films and print the pictures in the darkroom with her. In 4 years I started to attend children`s photoclub and participate in exhibitions. Now I am engineer and work in design engineering firm and take the pictures for my own pleasure. In 2009 I joined flickr. There are a lot of talented amateurs and they are very friendly. This is a really great place to meet new enthusiastic people, share your pictures and show your life to others.
The Stories Behind the Best Photos:
1. All People Love Noodle
“I shot it in a small cafe in Mui-Ne, Vietnam. The waiter gave a small piece of noodle to her little monkey. It was a funny situation and I decided to take the picture.”
2. Acupuncture cabinet
“This is Saigon (Ho Chi Minh now), a big hot Vietnamese city. You can find a lot of interesting places there. Local people do all interesting things right in the streets. Just wait for good light and go to walk and hunting.”
“This is my wife’s grandmother. She lives in the village with a cat. I visit her sometimes and take some pictures of her life. She always waits for me and likes posing. And waits for prints very much.”
“This is also that village. We were woken up by a crackle at 6:30 am and saw black smoke. The house of our relatives was on fire. The only thing I could do to help them was to take the pictures of their fading house for history. Thank God no one was hurt. Now they are building a new house.”
5. Wedding Is Hard Work
“I had a vacation in Sri-Lanka and found in Flickr good photographer who lives there. We decided to meet and take some pictures together. We walked in Galle fort and I met Chinesse love story making there. The couple was very tired and talked something about. Their photographers went to prepare cameras and light and I stole one frame for myself.”
Why did you choose film over digital?
“I used to shoot film since childhood. Film colors are more beautiful than in real life, you don`t need any correction after scanning. Film cameras are easy to use and lightweight. You don`t be afraid to lose your digital archive. Any frame you can print or digitize again in years with same or better quality. Also, you may show your slides to friends and relatives with a projector and this is really magical.”
Among other photographers and film directors, who inspired you the most?
“Serge Danyushevskiy is my favourite Russian self-taught photographer and designer. He is really talented and took his amazing street pictures with medium format camera.”
What’s the most important advice you would give to a street photography enthusiast?
Learn your camera well.
Carry it everywhere.
Charge your inspiration every day.
Shoot expensive film, it makes you think about how to make every frame outstanding.
As a thank you for being interviewed on the Lobster Blog, we have featured Anton’s work on our Collections page. Find it here