Joan Cebrià is a professional boudoir, portrait and fashion photographer located in Girona, Spain. He started his career 6 years ago so we decided to ask him questions about his job and his personal style and Joan shared some advice for those photographers who want to start boudoir photography!
ModelManagement.com: How and when did your photography career start?
Joan Cebrià: My sister studied Fine Arts in 1998 and I had the first contact with an analog camera with her. That’s when my interest and curiosity began, so I decided to train professionally at the ERAM school. Finally, in 2011 I got into the world of photography in a professional way until now.
MM: Where did you get your inspiration?
JC: It’s difficult to choose one of between several inspirational photographers. I get inspired by someone who likes her or his way of working and style, but if I had to name two, they would be Frank Doorho and Annie Leibovitz.
MM: You are a portrait, fashion and boudoir photographer. Which type of photography is your favorite?
JC: It is true, I like to work several disciplines but without a doubt, if I have to choose one, I prefer the portrait. Capturing the soul of a model with a shoot is very rewarding. The emotions that we are able to transmit when we are in a session are endless. I like to be in the front row to live it.
MM: Do you think Modelmanagement.com is a helpful platform for photographers?
JC: Absolutely. It is a platform that helps photographers to get noticed. Also, you have the possibility to connect with a lot of people in the industry. Nowadays it is very useful to be in and collaborate with platforms such as Modelmanagement.com.
MM: How would you describe your personal style?
JC: That question is complicated. I don’t like to speak about myself but to describe my style, people know that I run away from extremes and that I try to approach positions, conciliate values, so I would define myself as an eclectic.
MM: Advice to others photographers who want to start boudoir photography?
JC: Boudoir photography is feeling sexy for the camera and at the same time has a little point of romanticism. You have to work very hard to get that essence and above all establish a relationship of trust with the model, feel that she or he is comfortable. Making the bashfulness turn into security and creating a good environment is essential. For me, that would be the best advice to share.
MM: In your opinion photography is a born talent or made?
JC: I think it’s possible to be born with an innate talent, but above all, I am sure that with effort and dedication you can become a great professional and above all the ability to improve day by day will make you a better photographer. If you love your work you can make your talent love it too!
MM: Is it important to photographers to be present on Social media or websites like Modelmanagement.com?
JC: Yes! We live in a digital world and social networks are a way to get to know our work and have feedback from people. Also, we can offer our services and contact potential clients/ models through Modelmanagement.com’s platform. We must be in but prudentially and with respect!
MM: What are your next photography projects?
JC: I have many projects in mind for 2018. I want to focus mainly on consolidating myself as a model photographer for clothing brands or accessories. I believe in loyalty and professionalism as skills that endorse me as a photographer who can do an amazing job.