Der Fotograf Rudy Shoushany wurde in Beirut geboren, er wuchs im Libanon, Südafrika und Kanada auf. Heute lebt und arbeitet er in Kanada. Seit 13 Jahren ist die Fotografie seine große Leidenschaft. Das Reisen in die Länder und Städte der Kontinente Asien, Amerika, Afrika und Europa beeinflusst auch seine Fotografie und inspirieren ihn zu vielen faszinierenden Fotostrecken.
Your Name is Rudy – no more, no less – is it part of your real name or just an alias?
Yes it’s part of my real name, I got to be known by my first name and initials RSPHOTOGRAPHY but it’s been a while I m reclaiming my name back Rudy Shoushany.
Photography was not your first career? What did you do?
I worked in IT and banking consultancy for a while
You specialize in Fashion, Beauty and Editorial! What photography genre best classifies your work?
I remember when I started I was in studio for a year and a half shooting fashion, portrait and beauty. But that didn’t satisfy me. The day I planned my first outdoor shoot I felt in love; and that was it, now I rarely go back to studio. I am more in the outdoor fashion editorial genre, I like showcasing stories in my photos.
Some art critics, even some important photographers defend the idea that photography is not art. What is your idea on this issue?
Photography is a relatively new medium and it was not until 1937 that the Museum of Modern Art mounted its first exhibition of photography. And then it really wasn’t until the late 1960s that photography was seen as a true collectable art form vs what some characterized as an artless craft reliant on mechanical devices readily available to the masses.
Digital prints are now found in the collections of most major museums and exhibited in hundreds of galleries worldwide.
Most importantly when these works are sold they are not sold as digital prints or inkjet prints, but as photographs. They are called photographs because they express the vision of the photographer.
The technology is an enabler but not an entity in and of itself.
You use a Canon 5D Mark III, but in future you like to work with a Mamiya. What is the difference?
Mamiya / hasselblad or even the Pentax medium format is something, the sensor size, quality, build, megapixel. It’s a different league, and I m not talking only about the price tag it’s about the experience. I have to add now it’s more about the lens quality and sharpness. I shifted all my lenses to sigma prime.
You were in a long Photography trip and in Germany, too. What did you like the most?
Well photography took me to different places on earth from canada to U.A.E to United States Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Kuwait, France, United Kingdom, and Germany.
In Germany I shot in Frankfurt and Hamburg. Hamburg has magical thing about it, the scenery, the high class, the glamour. I really enjoyed it. I guess I m not alone ;)
The Sahara Dream – La Sirene – LaLa Land – and so on ! What is the favourite photo you’ve ever shot?
I love each piece of art that I’ve done and who doesn’t love his work.
They are many favorites, but lately I m working on a combination of fashion/artistic photo series. It’s gonna be about the four elements of nature.
“Water, Fire, Air, Earth”
What is artistic photos?
Artistic photos are a single photo that tells a story, where fashion/editorial is a series of photos to tell a story and it’s about the fashion piece.
In the end, all my work what ever it is, it’s a piece of art in my eyes.
What is your dream project?
My dream project is kind of a expedition to the Northern Canadian lands to where Indian tribes of Inuits still exists.
I’m Coultique, because I m a dreamer!