▲Sébastien Del Grosso 交织在画笔与镜头中的创意摄影师
2014-09-11

 

Sébastien DEL GROSSO,居住在法国巴黎,摄影师、设计师。童年开始喜欢画画,后来从事图形设计的工作,机缘巧合爱上了摄影,喜欢拍摄旅游风景、建筑和长曝光的图片。来自Sébastien DEL GROSSO的创意绘画摄影。他将绘画融入到摄影作品中,也把绘画融入了自己的生活。分享他的摄影作品集《Sketch of a life》在这个项目中,后期制作完美的将摄影与手绘结合在一起 ,一方面使真实的肖像有了卡通式的独特美感 ;另一方面,创建出素描是一切根源的奇妙错觉,仿佛正是素描幻化出了真实的肌体、表情、动作。

 

(D: Sébastien Del Grosso E: Ellen 罗然)

 

E:请问您是什么时候开始接触摄影?

D:小时候我就对艺术很感兴趣,最开始喜欢绘画,这个也是我专业选择学习绘画的原因,后来我从事平面设计类的工作。以前一直是对创意性的绘画感兴趣,开始迷上摄影师在2011年,那时候我带着一台佳能单反正在旅行。

 

 

E:如果你没有成为一名摄影师,你还愿意选择什么职业?

D:也许从事建筑设计类工作,也许为孩子制作插图册。 或者其他具有创意性的工作。

 

 

E:有什么样特殊的原因或者受到怎样得启发,让您将绘画与摄影创意性的结合在一起?

D:小时候奶奶教我画画,自从看她画画我也想像她那样,她对我影响很大,因为她的影响我选择绘画,后来因为平面设计工作的原因,我要学习很多细节类的东西,色彩和感情的搭配会给人们创造出一个画面,我很感激以前平面设计的经历对我摄影工作的影响。让绘画出现在摄影构图中,我一直尝试着与主题合乎逻辑的取景。

 

 

E:您曾经从事图形设计工作,您觉得做设计与摄影最大的区别是什么?

D:摄影时,你有模型,景观,事物,在你拍摄照片时,你有不同的心情和想法加入到你的拍摄作品,做这些工作你是有一定基础的。但是创作性绘画的时候,你所有的就是一张白纸,你有一些想法,但是这个过程是从你把想法构造在纸上面一直到画好,最后渲染。

 

 

E:有名的这个系列作品《Sketch of a life》. 自画像名为“生命的素描”命名的原因能够讲述一下吗?

D:我一直对绘画具有很大的热情,开始摄影的时候,我想将两者结合起来会更进一步激发我的想象力,我说的是那种有个性,作品sketch是我第一个系列作品,实际上这一系列的图像是我生活的真实写照,这些素描描绘了人生的一些重大事件,或者说是记录了对我有很大影响的人,有一些是和我很亲近的人。比如说,那副sketch your mentor,描述的就是奶奶在教我画画,sketch the life这幅作品描述的是我女儿的出生,Cataleya和Catch & Sketch讲述的是,我朋友Cal Redback 的故事。另外Sketch and Fight是关于两个艺术家之间的争执,他们两个具有不同的风格和技巧。

 

 

E:您最喜欢的摄影师, 为什么?

D:很难说最喜爱的,因为这太多了,首先是Joel Tjintjelaar 他启发了我进行建筑摄影,他的黑白渲染很干净,每张照片都让人印象深刻,也凸显了极简主义。MarcAdamus是光线和色彩的大师,他的风景完全让人不可思议。未来的工作我想研究他的风格,Magdalena Wasiczek 和 Fabien Bravin都是我喜爱的摄影师。另外 Marsel van Oosten和Erik Johansson 都是摄影界的魔法师,他们的超现实风格的作品也让人过目不忘。

 

 

E:完成一个作品是和团队一起合作还是一个人?是否有自己工工作室?

D:我一般是独自完成创作,经常使用的是佳能7D相机和一些其他镜头,那些我自己当模特的图片使用的是远程拍摄的,《the sketch of a life》这个系列的图片是在我家厨房拍摄的,都是自然光线。我没有工作室。

 

 

E:拍摄的人物很多都是本人, 如何实现拍摄?演员选择有什么特别要求吗?

D:我的作品大多数反映个人生活以及情感,大多数模特是我认识的人,包括我奶奶我女儿还有朋友,素描部分是分段画在纸上再进行扫描,再用Photoshop和摄影图片结合,要达到最终效果,有时候会在Photoshop中用对比度度和光线进行调整。

 

 

E:在拍摄过程中你觉得哪一点是最难以掌控的,您是怎样克服的?

D:摄影最重要的是创意性,不仿造其他人的作品。通过别人的作品受到启发是一件很好的事,但是你得找到你自己的风格,不要模仿别人的风格,不要期待立即就有很好的呈现,你得有耐心,花时间去钻研并且从别人身上学习。图片的主题和思想也很重要,如果你做的不是很好,可以重新渲染,加入新的技术,最后跟随自己的心而不是随大流。

 

 

E:在处理手法上,您最常用的后期处理手法可以通过举例跟大家分享一下吗? 

D:关于图片的制作在我的网页上面有一篇文章专门进行了阐述,你可以去看看,http://iso.500px.com/selfportrait-sketch-photo-tutorial/ 

 

 

E:数码摄影对艺术形式的影响你是怎么看待的? 

D:对我来说,数字化的到来更好得激发了人们的创造潜力,你可以做更多的东西,拍摄过程也会更容易。 

 

 

E:近期有什么新的摄影创作活动吗?

D:我想尝试每一种新的风格,去发现和经历,但是现在没有时间,有很多的想法我都是画在纸上,如果有更多的时间,我会将想法创作出来。现阶段我想发展我的建筑摄影风格,(也许在伦敦,柏林,法兰克福等地进行拍摄)同时我也想继续我的素描结合的摄影。也会试图将作品制作成一本书,以后也开一些展览。

E:会不会考虑在您的摄影中加入中国文化元素?

D:我不是很了解中国文化,但是有好的创意,为什么不呢?

 

 

E:When did you become interested in photography? Do you still remember how it started?

D:Since my childhood, I have always been interested in art, first by drawing and painting. This interest reflects in my professional life since I work in the graphic design world as a freelance. I have always been drawn by artistic creation, and I was naturally interested in photography during travels with my first Canon EOS in 2011.

 

E:If you didn't become a photographer, what kind of work would you do?

D:Maybe create drawings like an Architect, create illustration for child book, or anything else where you need to create !

 

 

E:Is there special reason that you inspired to combine painting with photographic elements?

D:When I was young, my grandmother taught me to draw. By watching her drawing and painting, I wanted to do the same. And this is definitely what influenced me the most to continue in that direction. Thereafter, due to my graphic design work, I had to learn to be rigorous about details, colors and emotions that give us an image. I apply that experience automatically during post processing of my photography. When I take a picture, the graphic side occurs often in the composition, because I try to frame the subjects logically.

 

E:You have been engaged in graphic design work, what is the biggest difference between design and photography?

D:You have always something to start in photography, a model, a landscape or an object. After the shooting, you can create a mood or specific effect on your picture, but you always start with a base. In graphic design, you generally begin with a white paper. You only have an idea, and have to create from the idea to the final rendering.

 

 

E:The famous work《Sketch of a life》, would you describe the reason for the name ?

D:Since my childhood, drawing has always been a passion, but when I discovered photography, I thought that the combination of these two passions would allow me to give free rein to my imagination, out of the ordinary and very personal. What was originally to be one self portrait ("self-sketch", the first of my series) became, after some reflection, a series illustrating my life. My sketches brought to life important events and people that have influenced me or were close to me. For example, in "sketch your mentor" which depics my grandmother teaching me to draw. For example important events in "sketch the life" which was about the birth of my daughter "Cataleya". Or for something more humourous in "Catch & Sketch" which was about my friend Cal Redback and "Sketch and Fight" which was about a battle between two artists, each with their own technique.

 

 

E:Who is your favorite photographer, and why?

D:It's difficult to cite only one, there are so many. The first that comes to mind, is Joel Tjintjelaar who inspired me the most to pursue architectural photography. His black and white renderings are very clean and the minimalism that emerges from each of his images is very impressive. Marc Adamus is a master of light and color, his landscapes are totally amazing. I would like to explore his vision in my future landscape work. Magdalena Wasiczek and Fabien Bravin are my favorite macro photographers and Marsel van Oosten is a sublime nature photographer. Michal Karcz and Erik Johansson are magicians, their compositions are very impressive and hyper-realistic.

 

 

E:Do you complete the work alone, generally? Do you have a studio?

D:I usually work alone, with a Canon 7D and some lenses. For take pictures of myself, i use a remote. All pictures of my series ? the sketch of a life ? are taken inside my kitchen, only with natural light, i have never use a studio.

 

E:Is there any special request for choosing a model, you intend to select professional models or art lover? How to achieve the effect that you act as the role of the picture?

D:Since my series represented my life or my emotions, all models on my pictures are people closed to me, like my grandmother in ? sketch your mentor ?, friends in ? fight and sketch ? or ? catch and sketch ?, or my daughter in ? sketch the life ?. The sketch part is made with a pencil on a sheet of papre, then scanned, cleaned, and add to the picture with Photoshop. I can have this final result with masks, luminosity and contrast filter, and dodge and burn effect.

 

 

E:What is the most difficult thing to do in shooting a picture? How to overcome?

D:The most important is to be creative, without trying to copy something already done. Inspiration from other people's work is a good thing, but you have to found your own style. Therefore, don't try to imitate the style from someone you admire. Don't expect to immediately have a perfect rendering. You need to be patient, take time to research and learn from other people. The idea behind a photograph is the most important. If your rendering is not perfect, you can always come back ton your image later, using new techniques you have learned. And last but not least, follow your heart and not the crowd.

 

 

E:What is the most common technique or skill in doing the post-production for the photos? Would you like to illustrate the skills with examples?

D:It’s complicate to explain the complete process, but you can found a tutorial with screenshots and details i have made some weeks ago here > http://iso.500px.com/selfportrait-sketch-photo-tutorial/ 

E:What is your opinion about the influence of digital photography to the art forms?

D:For me, the arrival of digital has greatly improved the potential creativity with photography. You can do a lot more stuff, faster and easier.

 

 

E:Are there any new photographic activities recently?

D:The problem is that I would like to discover and experience every style photography offers. Unfortunately, I don't have the time. I have a ton of ideas drawn on paper and I hope, with time, I can realise all of them. First, I would like to develop my architecture series (maybe in other cities such as London, Berlin or Frankfurt…). I would like to develop my sketch/photography series too. I have many more creative and innovative ideas in my head and they will be challenging to realize. But I hope I will be succesful in achieving them all. At some point, I would like to turn my series into a book with detailed text on each image. Perhaps a real exhibition is a possibility. I'm always on the lookout for interesting contacts and propositions.

E:Have you ever considered adding ‘Chinese cultural elements’ in your work?

D:I do not really know the Chinese culture, but why not.

 

 

 

Find more photos from Sébastien Del Grosso on his websites

http://www.flickr.com/photos/s-d-g/ 

http://www.facebook.com/SdgPhotographie 

 

 

摄影师: Sébastien Del Grosso

采访/翻译/编辑:罗然 Ellen