Any DOMO: a passion for photography speaks for itself
Photographer self-taught Lubomir Tomaseski, he’s a Pleasure DOMO (@meetmeontour) – guest column “European Lens” this month.
He was born in Bulgaria, but for more than 10 years living in Lyon and the lens is a Pleasure catches unforgettable moments (especially in the world of sports) in the midst of the game.
His sketches immediately transport us into the most exciting moments of wrestling. Each photo – euphoria and… hard work. Here the sense of purpose, team spirit and most importantly the inspiration of the heroes of the frame: football.
As an observer and participant in sports “action”, seeks to capture the moment between players and fans in the stands there is the maximum intensity.
But it is not confined to sport: he is also fascinated by the cityscapes and landscape photography – especially in the time of twilight, morning or night.
Ljubo tries each frame to make a covering so that the viewer has the impression of full presence when you look at the photo.
Euronews spoke with the photographer to learn more about his work.
How did you start your journey in the world of photography?
In adolescence I started to get into photography. As a rule, I took the camera my father in all school trips, but sometimes use disposable cameras, for example, when attending football matches. Photography has always been a part of my journey. Of course, I did everything at the Amateur level, but for me it was always very important to take pictures during travel and “grab the moment” during football matches: this helps to keep the memory of the time of this photo and save it on paper.
However, I really plunged into the world of photography, just when I started to follow the work of other photographers in the social networks. Instagram and all the other features on the Internet that exist today, helping to learn more about photography, were my inspiration: they have set me on the development of professional skills.
When France hosted the tournament for Euro-2016, I have decided that it is necessary to capture the atmosphere prevailed then and share it on your social networks. The response was very positive: users were very interested! So I tied some of the first contacts, and since then the case goes to the mountain.
What are you taking with you and what are lenses?
Now I have a D750, and while traveling the most use lens 24-70 mm, 35 mm and 10-20 mm. Sometimes I take laptop, to be able to retouch directly in the road.
When you began to photograph what you are most lacking?
It would be good to better understand the power of social networking for development and improvement.
How would you describe your style?
I think it is a mixture of photojournalism and sports photography. In addition, when shooting at a sporting event I always try to tell the story: so, the footage “before” and “after”, for example, constitute a good history of the event.
I also love to shoot landscapes and street sketches. That’s the kind of photo I am fond of travelling.
What is your favorite place or subject to photograph?
I love to photograph football games, at sunset or under lights. To capture the passion of the fans in the stands and around the stadium, “grab” the expression on the faces of the players on the field… But I also love to shoot urban landscapes at sunset, and sunsets. Yes, I like sunsets.
Favorite spot in Europe and why?
One point I have, but I would say that Marseille for its diversity. There are so many different places to photograph: architecture, sports, landscape, portrait, street, cafe, feelings – just about everything you can imagine, you will find in Marseille. And yet – the Algarve in Portugal, where you can see some of the best beach landscapes in Europe.
Your most memorable shot?
Comes to mind a lot of frames, but here’s one picture, I think, will be remembered forever.
It was the first game of the French team which I was lucky enough to photograph. It happened just after the European championship, where France reached the final. Dimitri Payet was, at that time, the key player for the French during the tournament. So when he came out to punch a corner right before my eyes, for me it was a “moment of truth”. I did the wide-angle lens so you can see the whole stadium, and in the foreground – Payet!
Are there things that you’d never want to photograph?
“Never say never!” 🙂
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Journalist name • Camille Bello