At Lobster, we’re lucky enough to collaborate with some extremely talented photographers and our most recent discovery is certainly no exception. We had a chance to interview fashion photographer Krisztian Pinter and see the recent London Fashion Week Men’s 2017 through his photographer’s eye.
Krisztian Pinter is London/Budapest-based freelance photographer with more than 10 years’ experience covering front and back of house, exhibitions, concerts and corporate events.
‘For me, taking is more than a job or a hobby. Capturing the moment or setting up a scene is my way of expressing myself’ – he says.
Hi Krisztian, we love the way you capture the models in your shots. What inspired you to get into photography, and when did you decide to be a fashion photographer?
I believe the inspiration came from my childhood. My mom used to take photos, she had a good eye for capturing perfect moments. Being around this atmosphere had a major influence to be a photographer. I always used her camera to shoot at every opportunity.
What does a day in your life look like?
If you want to be a high-level photographer, you have to be more than just able to take good photos. It’s important to organize yourself, so my days usually start with managing my social media and responding to emails. The preparation of a shoot is also essential, and it can entail gear checks and creative thinking to set the scene before the shoot starts.
During the shoot, I’m always trying to get the best results to avoid long post processing, however, the industry demands that you have to be a good retoucher as well, which is usually how I finish my day.
What is the real inspiration behind your photography? The model or the clothes they wear?
From a fashion perspective, I believe that both play an equal part. However, I also love taking portrait shots and the clothes are not as important. My portraits always try and show the person from inside – showing the personality in the photo. Sometimes it can be a real challenge, mostly when you are working with someone who at first feels uncomfortable around the camera.
When did you start attending London Fashion Week? What is your best memory from previous shows?
My first LFW was in 2012, and I have attended every season since – both men’s and womenswear. I had so many good memories, but my first Gareth Pugh show was the best so far. I was always dreaming about attending that show, however, he was showcasing in NY. So when I first saw him on the schedule, I was filled with excitement. The music, the clothes, the visual – everything was perfect and I took some really nice shoots in the end.
Can you share with us your favorite five photos from London Fashion Week Men’s 2017? What’s special about them?
I love how the model is posing on the end of the runway with the colorful, blurry background.
I chose this because of the interesting design with the asymmetric pockets. Something that I wouldn’t wear but looks great in the photo.
Sometimes you have the opportunity to see the rehearsal and walk in between the models. I love being there because it gives me more time to work creatively.
Backstage is generally my favourite place during fashion week. There are so many exciting things happening, and even funny things, like on this photo of the models lining up for the bathroom.
It’s always interesting to see how a fashion show comes together behind the scenes. I loved this golden face painting.
For you, what is the essence behind a good photograph?
I believe a good photo visually places you in the scene. When you are looking at that photo, you should feel like you are there – that you are part of the moment.
What are the challenges behind photographing models? And what are the rewards?
I would say working with a professional model is more rewarding than challenging. When everybody is doing their part, the result is always beautiful.
To show how much we appreciate Krisztian photo story, we’ve created a unique collection of his work – take a look.
Other featured photographers in the series:
Victor’s drone photography, Thanh and his love for the countryside, Enrico, diversity explorer, Kristiana Pandere, the manipulation master, Loic Lagarde is shooting at the crossroad of art and technique, Jonas Anhede emotional and storytelling images, Igor, the Northen lights hunter, Sunny’s travel adventures and the Instagram Bucketlist Journey star Annette White.