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An Interview with William Klenk

William Klenk is an upcoming photographer based out of Arizona. William is an insanely rebellious, self taught photographer who has been shooting for just over half a year. Check out our interview with him, and some of his work below!

Instagram- @williamklenk

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Tell us a little bit about you? Where do you consider home?

I currently live in Arizona, but I have had the blessing of traveling to many places in Europe, including Germany, France, England, Denmark, Finland, and Holland and honestly I feel more at home there than anywhere else.

What do you think of the current state of the art industry/where do you see it in 5 years?

In my opinion a great portion of everyday life revolves around the art industry. Whether it be magazines, advertisements, or even television. But with that said, it is now easier than ever to have access to a camera. The title “photographer” is thrown around without a second thought about what a real Photographer is, or was, and that makes me worried about where the industry might end up in another 5 years.

What in our world, inspires you the most?

I realize that this is incredibly cliché, but to be completely honest, music. My favorite artist at this time is Keaton Henson. All of his songs are incredibly passionate and they tell a story, which in my opinion is the exact thing that a lot of current music lacks.

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What is your favorite gear?

I recently bought a bunch of studio equipment: lights, stands, clamps, vinyls, and reflectors. So right at this moment those are my favorite pieces of gear.

Do you use editing software, like Photoshop, to add flair or drama?

A lot of what you see in the final image is actually composited onto the original image using Photoshop CS6. I prefer to do as much as I can in camera, but there are some things that aren’t attainable in the real world, that are perfectly possible in the world of Photoshop.

Is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?

When I first purchased my camera I also bought a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $500, which I regretted right away.

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What are you trying to communicate with your photography?

My goal whenever I go out to shoot is to express how I feel on that particular day. A lot of my photos express some sort of pain, whether apparent or not it is always there. I get a lot of comments telling me to take brighter, happier photos, but if I ever began to do that it would be like trying to change who I am, and the sole reason that I began photography in the first place was to express myself and what I truly feel.

List 3 photographers you admire – past and/or present.

1. Laura Makabresku

2. Aëla Labbé

3. Madison Dubé

If you weren’t a photographer what would you like to be doing? Or do you already have another job?

I would love to be a videographer.

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What is your greatest fear?

To wakeup someday and be “normal”.

Do you have a favorite movie? Favorite television show?

My favorite movie at this moment is Phoebe in Wonderland, and television show probably Parks and Recreation.

And the last question, what would you do if you could be invisible with your camera?

In Holland, there is this particular church that is absolutely breathtaking both inside and out. But sadly they don’t allow photography. So if I were invisible with my camera, I would definitely have a photoshoot in that church.

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Instagram- @williamklenk

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Creative Mind and Soul from Canada.

2 Comments

  1. Ruth Klenk Janzik February 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Very proud of my very talented grandson Will Klenk. Keep up the fun, good, creative,original talent U inherited from me.

  2. Josh F. February 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Great write up on a great guy! Congrats Will!

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