Francis Lacorte, please introduce yourself
My name is Franc, a Filipino photographer born, raised, and living in the Philippines. I have been in love with photography since I was young. I remember as a child; I would flip the pages of magazines and books and be amazed at the pictures in them. Somehow trying to interpret what the images convey.
Where do you live, does your place of residence inspire you to take pictures?
I live in Makati, the financial hub of the Philippines which is also known for its skyscrapers and nightlife. The diversity of the community did inspire some of my works. Though usually, my inspiration comes from the uniqueness of physical appearance, richness, and beauty of simplicity and minimalism.
Do you have a photographic background?
I had a short course in fashion photography in Manila, then traveled to Paris for another short photography course. Then, I wanted to learn more about fashion photography – styling concept, lighting, etc. But when I was in Paris, I was introduced to different works of great photographers, from Paolo Roversi to Slim Aarons. But my attention was drawn to the works of Salvador Dali, Maria Svarbova, Oleg Oprisco.
How comes that you are interested in photography?
Aside from expressing my artistic side, it is also an outlet for expressing my emotions. Also, it keeps me sane from the insanity of this world.
Which photographer has inspired your photography?
I have several photographers that I look up to, Salvador Dali, Maria Svarbova, Oleg Oprisco, Slim Aarons. I am amazed by the works of these great artists.
Why do you work in black and white/color?
I do conceptual photography and colors are great factors to ignite life into my works. Besides, I like colors, I like muted colors and a pop of vivid color.
How do you prepare for a photo?
Deep visualization of how to make my work simple, clean, and interesting.
What are your technique and creative process?
I use photoshop for post-processing.
Which projects would you like to tackle?
The human form, movements, symmetry, and diversity. I always wanted to create an image that could be interpreted in so many ways.
What do you do in your life besides photography?
I work in an office during weekdays and focus on my photo ideas during weekends. My office work and what major I took in college have nothing to do with photography at all. But even then, I always wanted to hold a camera and be creative.
Thanks a lot Francis Lacorte for the Interview