"I came to England in 2010 together with my wife, who is also my make-up artist."
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How did you get to where you are now in your career?
My name is Jiri. I am from The Czech Republic. I came to England in 2010 together with my wife, who is also my make-up artist. How did I become a photographer? I enjoy taking pictures since I was a child. But only recently photography became like a drug to me and I have become more and more addicted and interested in taking pictures. In 2014 I have received my first Diploma in photography. It has totally transformed my life and photography became a passion. My first professional camera was Olympus PEN-E PL5. Currently I am using CANON EOS 6D. In 2014 I have received an invitation to a photographic studio, where I was given an opportunity to try and take pictures of a model. I have really become absorbed by that and creating photography has taken my breath away. Since that moment, there has gone no day by without me getting to a studio and shooting. I am downright obsessed with photography – being a photographer is seriously awesome. Portrait photography I am keen on taking pictures of people. I really like that and I absolutely enjoy making people happy by what I do. What I adore most is taking pictures of babies it the basket. It is amazing and beautiful moment and I am always thrilled, that I can capture this most precious memory on my photographs and make it last forever. I am delighted to have the opportunity to co-operate with a charity – The Children Variety, Daz’s Rock 4 Charity. That’s just about it. If you like my work, please do not hesitate to contact me and ask for more details. Have a lovely day & stay in picture. Jiri Kolar.
What is your opinion on modeling education?
I have not taken any courses so far!
What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?
My hero is photographer Mr Jan Saudek. He is photographer from my country, you need to see his job :-)
Do you feel like you've met your goals?
I think yes. You know, the photography is my big drug, so if I don´t have my camera in my hand I am nervous. But I have still very long way, because I am still a beginner.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change?
I am happy with my life like that. So nothing to change. My wife too much helped me too. It's not easy to be photographers wife.
Do you have any tips?
Follow your dreams!!!
How do you stay inspired?
My life is my inspiration.
What photography related things do you recommend?
Be friendly and never forget your start.
What's your favourite camera?
CANON EOS 6D.
What is your most memorable experience?
Yes of course we have fun, you know, if you will keep your team happy, everybody will do the best job for you.. Lots of my friends like my photos from behind the scenes haha.
Photographer: Jiri Kolar
Model: Katy Brankin
Makeup Artist: Misha Mk
Stylist : Katy Brankin Eyebox Studio
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