Hello members and watchers!
Thank you so much for all of your supports toward this group. We really appreciate it.
First of all, a warm welcome to our newest member mitch1911
, hope you have a great time here with us!
Today, we are starting something new, something not entirely different, but unique enough for figure/doll photographer community to do our own feature. Starting from now, this section will cover our weekly photographer feature. The concept of the interview is more casual, so expect us to bring a different side from our photographers who seems so quiet or shy, in a fun way.
So without further ado, we present you our beloved co-founder as our first one :
Hello Adelram, thank you for this interview opportunity. Are you excited to be the first one? Or you would prefer not to be the first one? I definitely prefer to be the first one
Thats very confident of you. I like it. Alright so, can you tell us when did you start this figure photography hobby? and is there any story behind it? I noticed that something like anime figures exists during high school. I became crazy about anime something over two years ago thanks to my friend (she recommended me Mawaru Penguindrum). Back then I started to think about that it could be nice to own figures of characters I like. My photography hobby started immediately with the first figures I acquired.
So its not that long ago. Which one came first, figure collecting hobby or figure photography? Figure photography cames first. Just collecting figures would not have essential meaning for me.
Is there any specific figure line that you prefer, e.g scales, nendoroid, figma or even dolls? and why? I prefer scales because they are the most suitable if you want to reconstruct scenes from the anime. I like Nendoroids as well, because they are really cute but I am focused on scales in the first place. I do not like Figma. Yes you can adjust them but joints are too disturbing for me. It just does not look naturally (when you want take photos of them). Only exception for me are dolls. I would like to buy Mirai by Danny Choo as soon as it is possible.
I see. So how do you usually choose new figures? When I am considering to buy new figure I am trying to imagine how it woud look like on the photos. Sometimes happens that I pick up figures from anime I am not familiar with. Lately I fell in love with Oshino Shinobu figures and I would like to reconstruct some well known scenes from the anime.
As the most challenging task I see to build precise scale model of Mr. Donuts shop, where I would like to take photos of blonde loli vampire afterwards. I have intention to make more scenes reconstructions for several figures of mine but it will take some time untill I am ready to present them public. I hope I will have first model build during one year.
Well, we are certainly waiting for that. Speaking of the photos, do you have any picture which you really proud of? This one with Menma. I like its peacefull and positive mood. Photo was taken during last summer and Menma is sitting on the branch of elder tree. I can not take photo of her there anymore because the branch is gone.
That is definitely one peaceful image. We are sorry to hear about the branch. Is there any visual artist that inspire or you liked the most? It could be your fellow figure photographer, painter, illustrator, or whoever produce a 2d art piece, really. There are many people who inspires me. But if you want names than Chi Chen, Suzuhiko Suzuki and Kay Stevenson.
Thats cool, some of them are quite popular. Okay, lets talk a bit about the group itself. There are 27 members currently inside this group. How many of them do you know and who are they? I am in touch with HunterX-v2, Grishnakh666, Bellechan and kixkillradio. I am in touch with them thanks to the project called Figubo created by Konata team – www.konata.cz. Figubo (Figure Board) is a project focusing on gifted photographers of Japanese bishoujo figures and dolls that were mainly inspired by anime. The idea of this project is to offer an opportunity for photographers to display their work through a series of exhibitions held in Czech Republic.
Related to the question above, for each of the person you know, give us 1 word which describe them, according to you. Ahhh. Well I think we all are little crazy, are not we? But it gives us opportunity to create something really beautiful.
Aha! You chose one diplomatic way to answer! Next, give us one special question for the next artist interview, it could be about anything! (Adelram did not know who it is when this question was asked) Dear John Doe, how does your family look at your hobby?
Wow, thats one tough question! Good luck to you, number 2! Now, we have one special question from our founder.
Wndrenvy asks, "Hi there! What is your worst subject in high school?
" Math!! I did not like the way it was taught. So I drew pictures during lessons.No need to mention that teacher did not like me very much.
Splendid! Math definitely has the most haters out there! And that concludes this interview. Where can people find you, like for example, mfc, dA, or other social media account? Do not get confused about different nicknames. I accept FR through FB only if you write me PM. I do not add many strangers. AdelramMyFigureCollectionFacebook
Alright, thank you very much for your time and answers! This is one great interview