Rob Piroska – an interview about me
What does it mean to be a fashion photographer?
Well, it looks simple in the TV, a great atmosphere, all those vibes and chaos, so people might think that photographers just enjoy the time when shooting fashion shows. However, you cannot use a speedlight, lighting conditions change instantly and models move all the time. It is a demanding job and success takes time and hard work. I believe this profession is about being patient, educated, knowledgeable and talented.
How does it feel to photo shoot prestigious events like European PGA Tour or Czech Fashion Week?
Exhausted. It is not only about having absolutely professional equipment (super expensive lenses) but also to be able to handle it with closed eyes – mostly due to instantly changing lighting conditions when there is hardly any time to look at camera controls. Moreover, it is a very responsible job to capture all important moments with some added value. To illustrate, a time of five seconds means a break for me, literally. Everything goes so quickly that I am focusing only on photography, nothing else. A few moments later, I am done and I need to be sure that I covered all the moments according to a contractual agreement – this keeps me motivated not to make any mistake and deliver the outputs.
Honestly, there is not even time to think if I took all the important shots, or if a model had a good face expression or I took a right shot when she turned around on the catwalk – no time folks, at all. I am just concentrating. To be a fashion photographer doesn´t mean to go to a party, but as a member of the team, to create it for people.
more than 35 years of experience
high-end photo gear
professional photo prints
events and music shows
What is your mission in the photography world?
A photographer works with people – must be a good psychologist with a strong character. During my professional career, I have discovered many wonders of photography, however, the most important is to find a sort of symbiosis between what a photographer would like to shoot and what a client really wants to see as an output. I believe, this is what perfect photography means. It is also a great first step towards a productive professional career.
Fashion shows are always difficult to capture. For example, when taking pictures of an amazing model with perfect make-up and dress – she looks just stunning. My job is to take a memorable picture – something truly glorious – so all attributes of beauty are taken in the picture. Working in an atelier is demanding, however, I have some time to adjust to a vision I want to deliver. Nevertheless, a fashion show is a completely different level. Sometimes, I have only two attempts to take a perfect picture. To be honest, most of the time, there is only one chance to do so. Hmm, welcome to the world of fashion photography.
Rob, please, tell me what else do you photograph?
Fashion photography is really something I live with every day. You have surely spotted it already in the portfolio. However, I am a very universal guy, actually. Events, portraits, sports, weddings or product photography have been forming my professional career since an era of the film – analogue photography. Those ones, I can certainly deliver.
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ALICE ABRAHAM – HAUTE COUTURE
ANNA ANNA – ANNA TEJKLOVÁ
BRATISLAVA FASHION DAYS
COUTURE ATELIER MORAVEC – JIŘÍ MORAVEC
CZECH FASHION WEEK
D+D REAL CZECH MASTERS – EUROPEAN GOLF TOUR
GABRIELA GIOTTO FASHION
GIANI GALAL – QUEEN COUTURE PARIS
KOMORA AND HUMER
MARMARE FASHION DESING
RELLECIGA EUROPE – BIKINI & SWIMWEAR
WRESO FASHION, JIŘINA MATOUŠOVÁ & PRECIOSA