Times of Youth: For those who don’t know about you and your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Rowell Irfan: Obviously, my name is Rowell Irfan. I’m studying in A-levels at Beaconhouse. I’m very enthusiastic & passionate about my hobbies, cricket and photography, and my aims. I may not possess appreciable work, but I feel I deliver something that satisfies me greatly and this is the significant factor that helps me going.
Times of Youth: What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
Rowell Irfan: Inspiration- Photography is an art that is fun to play with, whether in the frame or behind the lens. It gifts us moments and results that are beyond expectation and those that one cannot see with naked eye. Therefore, it is the easiest way to play with elements like light, speed and motion.
Patience- No one is perfect, neither good at what they’re doing when started. I believe you should give time to things to develop and work your way, rather than feeling disappointed at early stages. Actually it’s all about enjoying it rather than getting exhausted.
Times of Youth: Who are some of your favorite classic photographers, and how did they influence you?
Rowell Irfan: No offence, but no one actually. Honestly speaking, I got into actual photography with the hunger to get good “Facebook display pictures (DP’s)” for myself, but as I started to notice photographers like Irfan Ahson and Anwaar, I came to the conclusion that rather than making yourself look better, a better feeling is derived when you capture heart-touching moments of others.
Times of Youth: What are some tips/advice you would give to yourself if you started photography all over again?
Rowell Irfan: Know what to do. I remember when I started using a DSLR, I was very disappointed with the grains & poor composition in my photographs. It took me almost 3 to 6 weeks and around 150 clicks to obtain better looking results and since then, thankfully, it keeps getting better. Helpful tip: 10 well composed pictures are better than 100 blurry or discoloured pictures.
Times of Youth: What is one question nobody has ever asked you— that you wish they asked you?
Rowell Irfan: Related to my work? None.
Times of Youth: Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
Rowell Irfan: She’s the cutest anyone can be, more like perfection! I love this picture because 5-10 seconds earlier, she was shedding tears heavily, but as I pointed my camera to her and her father started making funny faces I got a perfect shot, all natural. Yes, I’ve played around with colours to give a retro look.
I’ve been greatly appreciated for this picture. I’m not sure why, but maybe it’s because of the sharpness of water. Apart from this the colour also looks very lush and on that, one creation following another.
Times of Youth: Do tell us how can our Readers share their appreciation/feedback/suggestions.
Rowell Irfan: Facebook: Focus it up www.facebook.com/fiu.pk