Do you have a favourite season? Winter is almost here, which is not such a huge change for the northern states, but a definite chilly change for the southern states.
We’d like to introduce you to Szabo Ervin Edward who is the photographer of the Red Fox Kit, which we are very happy to offer exclusively as a paint by numbers kit here at Paint Plot.
Winter, is his favourite season in Transylvania because of the vast change the snow brings to the landscape, knowing the new life spring will bring.
Our Q&A session with him is an engaging insight into a young man that treasures his family, homeland and nature. He appreciates the life he lives and clearly loves nature and all the beauty it has to offer. This is very evident in his naturalistic and vivid photographs.
Szabo could you tell us a little about yourself? Where were you born and where are you living now?
My name is Szabo Ervin Edward, I was born in Transylvania and I live in a small town surrounded by mountains and forests with large landscapes in Transylvania (Romania). I am a 30 year old nature loving guy. I would characterise myself as someone who is passionate about exploring and capturing the explored journey for future generations. This passion guided me to photography which has become a big part of my life. My love for nature allows and helps me to capture shots that other people probably would miss.
We see that a lot of your photo’s are taken during the Winter months, is this your favourite season?
For me, the winter season is always an exciting season. As the winter arrives everything changes around us, and a new and purified landscape presents itself. Anything can influence your photography, the winter season is no exception to this. Some seasons have more influence than others but winter is definitely my favourite.
Your pictures are extremely vivid, what do you look for when you are taking photos?
My favourite moments of the day would be the sunrise and sunset, when the lights and shadows are in perfect harmony, therefore the colours are vivid, I try to capture the effect that I see in that moment. As a photographer you need to be able to see and seize the opportunities that different times of the day offer. In addition, I am very focused on the composition, I try to take the picture in a way that I don’t have to edit it too much after I have taken it.
Do you have a favourite place to take photographs?
Yes I do! It is close to my hometown and the beautiful place is called Saint Anna Lake. It is the only volcanic lake in Romania. It is really close to my heart because it is where I first fell in love with photography. The landscape, the wild life and all the beautiful opportunities that this place offers for a beginner or a professional photographer makes me go back over and over again. It always shows me something new and exciting, and so it has become my favourite place to shoot.
What do you like most about photography?
Nature has always been close to my heart. As a kid, I always loved to venture into the nearby woods to explore and see new things, and so my love for nature started when I was young.
As an adult, nature has become a place where I go to feel free from everyday stress. It’s here that I capture the pure beauty, wilderness and peacefulness that natural landscapes offer.
What gives you the most joy in life?This is such a great question!
There are so many things to be thankful for but I will list just a few. The greatest joy in life for me is love, photography in the wilderness, quiet nature, chirping of birds, sunrise and night campfires in the forest with my family, it’s all about nature.