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Bob Komar, Photographer

The SHOOT ‘Spirit of Tango’ Photography Project welcomes Bob Komar to the Panel of Judges 2017. As a Commercial & Portrait Photographer from London, UK, Bob Komar has been shooting portraiture and related ‘people’ photography since childhood. He has spent 20 years specialising in the automotive industry; cars, bikes, trucks for advertisements, brochures and film (moving imagery).

 

THE SHOOT

 

Where did you grow up?
Hopefully never..London from conception.

 

How long have you been a professional photographer?
All my life..

 

What did you do before you were a professional photographer?
Think I wore short trousers..

 

Bianco Vrcan Tango Dancer
Portraiture, London

 

Whats the best part about being a photographer?
Enjoying the magic.

 

How do you keep yourself motivated and your photography fresh?
The pursuit of self worth… pursuit of knowledge… pursuit of money… pursuit of a hot bath.

 

A Shoot With Bob Komar
Commercial, Aston Martin, London

 

Who or what inspires you in your work?
An old grand master.. A fresh engaging face… a soul.. boredom… earth, wind and fire.

 

What do you look for behind the lens, that is, what catches your eye and compels you take the shot?
That magic.. That ‘je ne sais pas’.

 

What type of cameras do you shoot with?
I have catholic tastes in cameras. I did purchase, on leaving college, a ‘brace’ of Leica M3s circa1949/51. The rest can go to a favoured charity. These will go to my single minded identitical twin grandsons who, at present, are a pain in the rear but not without spirit.

 

A Shoot With Bob Komar
Portraiture, London

 

What is your favourite accessory, other than your camera?
A vehicle I can sleep in.

 

Mac or PC?
What is a PC?

 

The hardest part of your job?
When the euphoria subsides. When you are offered the job, and then the realisation of how you’re actually going to do it for the stupid price you’ve just agreed to do it for..!

 

What piece of kit would you most like to get but don’t have yet?
If you havent got it, hire it!

 

A Shoot With Bob Komar
Portraiture, London

 

If not a photographer what would you have been?
An Architect. A Gardener? But definately… A Football Manager…there…I said it!

 

Something you’re still learning?
How to juggle!

 

What advice do you have for photographers just starting out?
Dont give up. Buy a suit! You never know. The Queen might ring!

 

drums boy portraiture bob komar
Portraiture, London

 

What do you think is the greatest challenge for a tango photographer?
Not getting average pictures. Because, you control the camera and nothing else. How do you break that rule? And there is the answer…

 

What would you like to get out of the Tangofolly Project?
New faces. New people. New ideas. My favoured dance. And dinner?

posted by: Rita Maree Horne

About the author: Social Dancer, Writer from Edinburgh

Published: 25 Aug 2017 @ 13:40

Last modified: 24 Mar 2019 @ 09:56

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