Photographing structural spaces requires an approach that is not all that different to portraiture. You need to establish rapport with the space. Look at it. Take it in. And light it to make it look its best.
Stefan is meticulous about composition, perspective and lighting. When creating an image, Stefan employs a light painting technique and advanced post-processing to introduce light in key areas with the objective to render both indoor and outdoor spaces in the very best way. The result is an effective balance of natural and artistically crafted light that will draw in the eye.
Stefan loves shooting people. A portrait sitting is an exciting cocktail comprised of so many elements; the photographer’s visual idea, the subject’s anticipation and trepidation, the opportunities and limitations provided by the location, and the myriad of possible lighting schemes that can be applied to the situation.
Most of Stefan’s portrait sessions happen on location. With the right choice of perspective and lighting, any corner of the real world can be transformed into a very different setting than what is perceived by the naked eye. This is where Stefan relies on his lighting skills to create a mood and environment that will bring the best out of his subject.
Stefan’s career as educator and coach for many international organisations has honed his skill to quickly create rapport with his sitters. Setting the subject at ease and make them enjoy the session is, after all, what makes or breaks a portrait. Seeing how the character and personality of the subject is brought to life in the resulting images is a fundamental driver of Stefan's motivation.