In this week’s Photo Friday we meet an up-and-comer residing in Hong Kong. Warren Henricus started shooting 4 years ago, and now at 17 years of age he uses a Nikon D5000. Gear doesn’t matter, says Warren, the photographer does. What kind of work does Warren like to do? What are his thoughts on photography? Read on…
Name: Warren Henricus
Country of residence: Hong Kong
Brief Bio: I’m a 17 year old photographer studying at King George Vth School, Hong Kong
How did you first get interested in photography? It was when I was 13 Years old, I had an old Seiko camera. My first shot was of a sunset in Hong Kong and I began to grow an interest in photography. I didn’t buy a DSLR camera until last year but working without one never stopped me.
What do you like to shoot? I’ve always loved long exposure landscapes. However I do also love shooting aviation stuff! I’m often down at the Sky Deck in HK international airport, it provides best sunset shots in my opinion.
What’s your approach to photography, your philosophy? What do you look for? How do you set-up a shot?: As cliche as it sounds, anything that really catches my eye. I guess I just shoot loads of shots and hope it works out. But more seriously I look for something that has character to it.
What is the best photo you have taken? Why? Background and details, please…: My Best? I guess it would have to be the one of Hong Kong Airport midway through sunset. I’m not sure if its my best, but its certainly my favourite. There’s something about an amazing view of planes coming in and out during a purple dusk that makes you really appreciate Hong Kong.
What gear are you using? What else do you want to buy? I’m using an entry level camera; Nikon D5000 with the 18-55mm, 55-200mm and a 35mm F/1.8. I would like to buy a lot of things but first it would either be a wide-angle lens or the 70-200 f2.8.
Which area of photography would you like to explore further (macro, landscapes, portraits)? I’m starting to work on my portrait photography at the moment, certainty very interesting.
Where do you see your photography 5 years from now? Who knows! I hope to be a pilot in the future, and if all goes well it’s a great opportunity to get shots from around the world.
What’s the best advice you would give to fellow photographers? Don’t worry if you don’t have the best gear….Its not the camera, Its the photographer.
Where can we find your images? I’ve got a site, www.warrenhenricus.com …It loads really slow so please wait