Adam Bronkhorst

Who are you?

My name is Adam Bronkhorst and I live in Brighton on the south coast of England.

How did you get into photography?

I think i’ve always been into photography and image making. My mum had a film SLR when I was a kid and i loved looking through the lens and focusing it. I’ve always owned a camera since I was 13 years old and have been documenting my life for as long as I can remember. I did a degree in Fine Art and have always had that creative itch that needs scratching.

What means photography to you?

Photography means showing the world how you see things.
Capturing the people / places etc around you, in a way that you see them and no one else does.

What type of photography do you love the most?

I love shooting people. I like that interaction between the photographer and the subject. I’d hate to be in a studio on my own shooting products all day long, day after day. I like having something different to do every week, meeting new people and finding out their stories.

How do you find your inspiration?

I think inspiration is found all around you. Not just from other photographers, who I find very inspiring, but from films, from art, from TV, from all forms of culture.

Which is the most unnecessary trend in the world of photography?

No not at all. I want to get people out of that mindset. It’s not about the equipment, it’s about the photographer. You don’t need that lens, that flash, that camera to take a decent photo. A great photographer can take a great photo with bad equipment. But a bad photographer will never take a great photo with great equipment.

What is the best thing about your job?

I think any trend is just that, a trend. Classic photography stands the test of time. Fads come in and out of fashion, but style will alway last.

What is the hardest on your job?

Not doing the same thing over and over again. Not being tied to an office or a desk. Meeting new people and having new experiences. It’s great. I love the freedom.

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