Featured #7: Martin Krystynek
Today another great photographer that I noticed on the LFI gallery. He shoots Leica, Pentax and Sony. Enjoy!
1) Can you tell a bit about your background (as a photographer)
‘I am self taught photographer. My professional career as a photographer starts in 2010, when I operated in South America, especially in Paraguay, where I gained the necessary experience. I worked for many important people from the field of politics, modeling or show business. After several years my work became my love and obsession. I tried to learn more about technique and lightings and I created my own style, which is for my fans well known.
In 2015 I became a president of Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic, later board member of FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers) and in 2019 committee member of WPC (World Photographic Cup).
After years working in photography my name became my brand and I obtained professional success and experience. In the last 4 years I got more than 350 international awards, gold, silver and bronze medals and tons of honorable mentions. This year I obtained title Master Qualified European Photographer from Federation of European Photographers for my collection Sensual beauty.’
2)How did you get into the Leica system?
‘LEICA is dream, Leica is love, Leica is everything. I always wanted to try a Leica, so I decided to watch and read many reviews. After some months of studying Leica cameras I bought my first Leica Q, amazing camera with excellent Summilux 28 mm.’
3)Which cameras and lenses do you have?
‘Leica Q, Summilux 28 mm F/1.7, Leica Q2 Summilux 28 mm F/1.7 ,Leica Sofort, Pentax 645Z, Pentax smc FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL (IF) SDM AW ,Sony A7 III + Zeiss Batis 85 mm F/1.8. I’m thinking about Leica SL and Leica M10. Those are my new goals for next months.’
4)What kind of pictures do you take and why?
‘I`m shooting people. Portraits ind studio, reportage, wedding, beauty, nudes, everything around people. Sometimes I shoots some landscapes, but I am obsessed by people, their emotions, their feelings and their beauty.’
More work: www.martinkrystynek.com