I love the opportunity to get inside other photographers’ thought process. This week I had the pleasure of asking Parisian photographer Romain Staros Staropoli a few questions. There is something about his images that provoke a “serene intense” reality. Some of my favorite photographs allow you to connect and relate with the subject but also seeing them in a different light.
Here is a little bit more on Romain,
- Introduce yourself.
36 yo kid, parisian born, self-made story teller
my projects : www.staros.fr
- What is your favorite thing about photography?
For someone like me who didn’t study very much because of lack of concentration and a strong will of going outside, photography has been a unique way to escape, express myself and expose my point of view without words and numbers.
It taught me to observe life and to love life. It saved my life somehow.
Who are your influences?
People who do and let their creations and creatures expose their process. Whatever they Do.
How would you describe your photography style?
What’s next for you, do you have any special projects coming up?
Making moving pictures : film. Someday…
- Do you have any advice for young photographers out there?
Leave your girlfriend or boyfriend or both, kiss your mom, switch off your phone, take all your coins, see where you can travel as far away as possible, train, boat, plane, take your camera, become invisible and shoot, shoot, shoot ! Oh, and very important, remain faithful to yourself and vulnerable. This will fire up your mind and style. Then come back, kiss your mom and keep on shooting.
Romain also took a series of photos of Jimmy Q aka. James Quaintance, one of my favorite models. Check it out:
images via staros.fr