Today, we’re getting to know Corinne Delis a little bit better! This is part of a series of interviews we will be having with KIKI members. If you would like to be interviewed go to our interview page and answer a few questions!
Website/ Blog: www.delisphotography.nl
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/DelisPhotography
1. When and how did the photography bug bite you?
I have always loved photography but the true meaning of the importancy of photos came when I was just 19 and lost my boyfriend in an accident. A week before I took portrait photos of him and some funny ones, just the way he was. Those were the only recent photos his parents had of him after his death and they became so important for a lot of people, including myself. Photos are connected to memories and feelings and can bring those up when you look at them.After this experience I started to take more and more photos, upgraded my camera a few times, got new lenses, played with Photoshop and Lightroom, untill 3 years ago when I found my own style and was ready to make the jump to becoming a full time photographer.
2. Your house is on fire, your family, equipment and pets are safe, but you only have time to take 2 items, what would it be?
if you mean under equipment(camera/back-ups/computer etc) then I would take my wedding album and my journals
3. If you could have a conversation with anyone about anything, who would it be and what would you talk about?
Oprah Winfrey. I would love to talk to her about the deeper meaning of life and hear her view on certain things.
4. What can you talk about for hours? (apart from photography)
5. What makes you really angry?
I hardly ever get angry, seriously
6. You help an old lady load her groceries in her car; only to find out she is extremely wealthy. She wants to buy you something to say ‘thanks’. What would you choose?
I would not want her to buy me anything but if she insisted a bouquete of my favorite flowers, that is more then enough.
7. What subject matter do you love shooting?
People!!! I love people. That is why I find it hard to choose a direction as it is better to specialize they say. I just can’t give the newborns up just yet for just weddingphotography. Maybe in the future I have to make a choice but so far I am loving it all!
8. If you could only take one lens on every shoot (even if you don’t currently own it), which one would it be and why?
Canon 50mm f.1.2, tough question, but this lens is usable for every kind of situation I think and will take you a long way.
9. If you had all the time in the world to do one photography project, what would it be?
On my wishlist is to shoot a delivery. That is always something I would love to do once.
10. Have you ever had one of those embarrassing moments at a shoot? Would you tell us what happened and how you survived?
OMG I can’t believe I am telling you this but I had my first wedding(stessfull in itself) and I forgot to silence my phone and a text came in during the ceremony. Lucky for me the bag my phone was in was in the far end of the room so it wasn’t that loud but I could have died at that moment. Thank God it wasn’t at an important moment but still…something I will never forget to do!
11. What music do you listen to when you have to get through long hours of admin and editing?
no music! I love silence all day long.
12. Which aspect of your craft are you the least and most confident in?
Least: technical things. Most confident: my style
13. When you have to make big decisions, which do you prefer? “Flipping a coin”, “Comparing the pro’s and con’s” or “going with the flow”.
I am impulsive and will mostly make such descisions fast when the opportunity apears without thinking of the consequences. Not always the best way to do it….and now I try to think before I do.
14. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I just love America. I have a few good friends there and I would love to see them to catch up in person. I have been there 3 times now and can’t wait to see more.
15. Give a link to one of your recent shoots that you absolutely loved shooting? Why did you enjoy it so much?
These were taken during a workshop in the USA(sorry not recent…I am soooo behind with blogging!) with the talented child photographer Barb Uil. I love to learn new things and find it important to do workshops a few times a year if possible and this was one of the last shoots and I loved everything about it, the colors, the kids, the dog!!! The whole experience was a dream come true for me.