Athos Burez

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Posted:
24 October 2015

Athos Burez is the famous photographer behind our FLASH FW15 campaign shoot. He gave us an exclusive interview about his profession and his experience, shooting FLASH FW15.

Athos Burez interview - Flash FW15 collection

HOW DID YOU START AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I used to make paintings and draw sketches. To catch the moment of a person or a place, I took pictures to remember all the details. Later on I felt particularly inspired by photography and I experimented intensely with different visual aspects. Nowadays it’s my passion and my profession, a perfect instrument to express myself.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?
Difficult question to answer… Usually these are the things I plan for a long time. For example, when I build a set, it takes time to create a certain atmosphere. Sometimes I start with one specific idea and it ends up being completely different, better than you expected.

Athos Burez interview - Flash FW15 collection

WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER?
You never know where you end up: the people you meet, the perfect location you have always dreamed of, the pictures you take, …
I still need to learn how to deal with stress, it’s difficult as an artist to have your own idea and to follow every step of it. Trying to be perfect is motivating but it’s impossible in an uncontrollable environment.

IN ANOTHER INTERVIEW YOU ARE SAYING THAT HELMUT NEWTON IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS, CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY?
His artistic composition is amazing. It’s always sexual oriented with a bit of entertainment.

Athos Burez interview - Flash FW15 collection

YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
It depends on my mood. In Europe I would definitely say Paris, for the baroque atmosphere and the beautiful buildings. On top of that the French have a rich culture and are extremely stylish. My other favorite city is L.A., I feel so comfortable walking there. I feel like I’m walking in a music video with the bright sun, the flowers and trees.

WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE SHOOTING ESSENTIEL FLASH FW15?
I really enjoy working with the Essentiel-team! I feel totally at ease and the atmosphere is always relaxed! For Flash, Essentiel gave me the chance to experiment with the lights and to create my own idea. The main act of this campaign is the classic vintage sports car. We added some color filters to create the atmosphere of a movie.

Athos Burez interview - Flash FW15 collection

CAN YOU GIVE A TIP TO OTHER YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Relax and have fun! Develop your own style, stay true to it and it will all come together!

 

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