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Paul Zika discusses his stunning self-portraits on 500px #celebratephotography

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500px recently published this insightful interview with Paul Zika.

We recently got a chance to catch up with Paul and ask him about his self-portraits—they probably make up the most recognizable portion of his incredible portfolio—and he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.

Originally we were just going to use the answers for a basic feature… until we realized that it would be a shame not to publish these thoughtful answers in full. We think you’ll agree with us…

500px: What attracts you to taking these natural self-portraits? How did this trend start for you?

Paul Zizka: The trend started rather haphazardly. I liked the idea of including a human in the frame to give a sense of perspective and reinforce our connection with the landscape as humans. Often I was out shooting alone, so the human in the frame would be me. Of course, it would be easier to shoot a model instead of going back and forth to the camera to change settings and fix any compositional issues. But, eventually, the self-portrait aspect became a part of the photographic journey, and I enjoy the challenges it brings.

Read the interview here and be sure to check out Paul Zika’s site


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