The Photography Of Bob Breece
The Photography Of Bob Breece
What inspired you to pick up a camera?
I started photography quite early really. I think I was about 9 when I started getting really interested in what I could do with a camera. I got one of those little point and shoot cameras for Christmas that year and couldn't put it down. I used to love to follow my little sister around with that thing, trying to catch her in awkward or embarrassing moments. She really hated that!
I joined 4-H club that year also (I was a farm boy , after all) and selected photography as one of my subjects of study. After I won a blue ribbon at the county fair that year, I was completely hooked. In my freshman year in high school, I joined the school newspaper as the staff photographer. I really think I was selected because I was the only kid in my school who knew what a camera was. But that was a great starting point for me.
What particular challenges do you face with Erotic photography as opposed to other genres?
Outside of the usual difficulties of finding willing models, I think the biggest challenge to anyone doing nude work is the attitude that most people have about sexuality. Although I don't believe that my work could be classified as erotic, I still find that many new models are very unsure of themselves where nude posing is involved. Some will completely change their minds at the last minute, and back out of a shoot. Others will feel uncomfortable to the point that their discomfort shows in their expression, making it very difficult to get a great image. I have, however, worked with some awesome models who do great work, and they make it all worthwhile.
Do you prefer to shoot with film or digital?
Although I've spent a lot of time working with film, I've found that the ease of working with digital makes the transition to the digital medium worthwhile. I can say goodbye to the messy chemicals and expensive darkroom equipment of the past and concentrate on getting the images I want with a nice, clean computer.
What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?
I wouldn't say that my work fits into a particular genre or style, I have always tried to keep a wide area of focus. In the future, I'll probably continue with that philosophy. I am making a more concerted effort to see my work published in major magazines, and hopefully, that effort will be rewarded.
What advice would you have for anyone just starting out in the industry?
The photography business is extremely tough these days. My best suggestion for anyone who is just starting out would be "believe in yourself". Get out and shoot often, and don't forget to market yourself. Self assignments are critical to staying active. Try to think of ways to explore life with your photography and make your work known to those who can get exposure for that work.
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
No, photography and digital art are my first loves.
What kind of music do you like?
I like only one kind of music.....LOUD! Whether it's Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, or Kiss, just crank it up, I'll be into it.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love taking a little time off with my guitar, or playing a little pick-up basketball.
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