What are the downsides of your profession or industry?
At the beginning of the year, there is always a lull of sorts. Campaigns are rarely launched in January or February, and the whole industry just seems to go into hibernation. Christmas orders are complete; spring campaigns are shot in autumn due to the light; and summer campaigns are booked in the spring. At the start of the year, you are better off just going on holiday.
You also film. Which differences fascinate you?
Both media are similar on many levels. Even just starting with the whole topic of light. And you can, for instance, also film very photographically – that is, very statically. But a photographer cannot automatically film brilliantly too. It comes to an end with tracking shots and the like, as appropriate further training is required for cinematic media.
Do many people do that?
Oh, yes. If you can produce in both media, you will get a lot more work. It is becoming increasingly important for a photographer to be able to do both: campaigns are growing ever more holistic, often with corresponding Instagram videos or TV commercials needing to be made at the same time. And agents like it if everything comes from the same person, as it will all bear a uniform signature.