Erwin Olaf interview

The F STOP » Professional Photographers Discuss Their Craft » Erwin Olaf

Olaf: I work with several retouchers for every project. It’s like in the film industry, there’s an editor. I see myself more as a director nowadays than as a pure photographer.

F STOP: What do you like about 60s and 70s lighting? The top light?

Olaf: It communicates that we are in artificial world, because it’s not natural. I prefer a little softer, and not really hard light, but soft box light most of the time. But it is a dream world, you know.

F STOP: And everything in your shoot reinforces that?

Olaf: Yes, it comes all together and it builds up to one atmosphere.

Some very interesting points in this interview. Good read.
Thanks Jamie.