Fabou Photography

Studio: MAYKOSTUDIO
Location: Metz (fr)

What made you get into photography?
I have always been passionate about painting, ancient architecture, churches, stained glass…

I started with the design aspect by working on music album covers of all kinds. I would always work on pictures that were pretty bad quality and I said, “Why not do this myself?” This is how I got into photography; I started by photographing animals especially bull terriers, once I mastered lighting and Photoshop I started shooting all kinds of female models. Astonishingly my first contracts were with Go-go dancers who appreciated my work, but I decided to focus on tattooed women from the moment I found myself photographing my friend Fiona Bergson! I’ve realized they are the ones that inspire me the most! My goal is to highlight the character of these women and the lives engraved on their skin. I have a passion for the tattoo world; tattoo artists and conventions help my artistic side emerge.

How would you describe your photography style?
I can’t really answer that question, because I don’t really have a style. I may as well make family portraits into typical fashion pictures! The most important thing for me is to translate what I have in my head into my photographs.

Any photographers or artists that you looked up to that helped influence your style?
I have no referent photographer … I want to innovate and I just try to ignore everything that happens around me to do it.

Did you study photography in school or are you self-taught?
No, I never had any photography or Photoshop lessons. I learned everything myself!

What do you feel is the most challenging thing about starting a photography business?
Traveling opened a lot of doors for me, and I think it helped me start make a name for myself in the photography world.

The hard part is; knowing how to manage applications according to customers, adapt to demand and customer satisfaction! Even when it is a personal project, I always strive to get the best result possible.

What do you love most about being a photographer?
I love capturing a facial expression, a feeling, a movement, capturing the moment … It is also a means of expression, a way to tell a story and share what I love with the world.

My job allows me to meet new people every day; working for various brands, lingerie, or street wear. In fact … I’m never bored, and rarely have time for everything.

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