15 Aug From Berlin with Chris Buss, a very talented portrait photographer
Chris, could you please give us a brief introduction about yourself?
Hello, I am Chris, 31 years old and live in Berlin. Photography is practiced as a balancing to my working habit. I specialized in portrait pics.
Are you self-taught or have you studied photography?
I am self-taught, being an autodidact I continue learning every day. I think the theory behind the photography is very interesting, but I want to learn photography only by practice.
Whose work has influenced you most? Why?
That’s difficult to say. As I want to develop my own style, I try to prevent the influence of others. Inspiring are works by David Hamilton, Steve McCurry and Peter Lindberg as well as Bernd and Hilla Becher.
What is the most challenging part about being a photographer?
To portray people in their actually and real appearance, inclusive their surroundings at the moment.
You do mostly portrait photography. But also doing street photography and landscape. Which of the three genres you like more and why?
The core area is definitely portraiture photography. Because at the one hand I can socialice with others and on the other hand every single shooting represents another challenge. So street and landscape photography are simply a compensation.
In your portrait photography eyes are the main highlight. Is something you do naturally, without thinking, or have another reason?
A common fraise is – eyes are the mirror of the soul. Eyes show with their mode of expression the