The New Crew
Through the Lens
Folio's Amber Pyper
by Brian Ypperciel
Through The Lens
July 31, 2009, by Chelsea CoyleHelmut Newton for his guts and for portraying women as strong and confident.
Steven Meisel for his ability to renew himself and always be a forerunner with new ideas and fashions. He is very versatile and good at creating stories.
Camilla Akrans for her simple and sleek images.
Paolo Roversi for his beautiful dreamy Polaroids
Javier Vallhonrat... and many, many more.
'Brian Ypperciel Photographer' Group
What photographers have influenced you and how?
Many photographers have and are still influencing me. To name a few I would say:
Did you have a moment when you realized, within yourself, that you were skilled enough to do this for a living and if so when was that or what was it like?
Since I've only been really interested in photography for about six
years or so, things moved very quickly. Around a year into my new
passion, I was hired as an editorial photographer for Style magazine.
I think that at that point, I thought I could make a living out of
photography. It was the best feeling since I was ready to quit my sales
What inspires you to continue shooting and how do you keep motivated
when a certain shot or moment just doesn't happen?
What inspires me is that you are never good enough and that I can
always do better than the last shoot. The quest for improvement is very
strong in me. Trying to get the stunning and memorable shot is a
powerful drug! But working with amazingly talented people is also a
As a photographer (and sometimes art director!), where do you find
your own artistic inspiration?
Inspirations comes from everywhere and anything. I love European
magazines. I usually start shoots with a theme, but the greatest
inspirations come at the shoot itself, interaction with the
artists on the set and especially talented and motivated models that
are willing to give all of their talent into the shoot set the tone
for the images to come.
What is your favourite shoot to date?
My favourite shoot? This must be the toughest question in the world!
There is something I love in most of the shoots, for different
reasons. Too hard to answer this one!