“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
We’ve no doubt at all that our Lumia Instagramer of the Week, Kamen Kaludov, can identify with this quote by famed photographer Elliott Erwit. Based in the beautiful Bulgarian city of Burgas, on the Black Sea shore, Kamen uses his Lumia to showcase beauty in the details of ordinary things. And he really does have a knack for making the everyday look special as you’ll see when you scroll down the page. But first, let’s hear a few tips and insights from Kamen himself on how he works his photographic magic.
Which Lumia do you have and what do you like most about it?
I use the Lumia 1020. What I like most about it is the camera and the quality of the pictures it takes. I also like all the camera settings you can control from your phone. The most important thing is that it’s always with me when I’m inspired.
Where do you shoot most of your photos and what sort of photos do you like to take best?
I like to take all kind of photos, depending on my surroundings and the mood I’m in. I like to take pictures of everyday things, seen from a different perspective.
What are your top tips for taking Instagram photos on your Lumia?
Take more shots from different angles, with different camera settings to choose from.
Which five Lumia instagramers do you recommend everyone to follow?
I took this on a business trip to Sozopol on a cold winter’s day.
This came floating through the window.
Three days of rain during our five day vacation.
A fisherman’s preparation for spring in Sozopol.
Passing by the circus while rollerblading.
I almost had to dive with clothes on to take this picture.
It was a tough job to take a picture of my naughty tomcat.
The power of Lumia 1020 when shooting a water stream.
I saw this beautiful sky and stopped by the road to take the mirror vision of it on the roof of my car.
My 1-year old daughter woke me up at 5a.m. to feed her so I took the opportunity to shoot some photos at sunrise.
We love how Kamen is able to find beauty in ordinary things and hope that you do too. If so, be sure to follow him on instagram. And, if you’d like to be featured as Lumia Instagramer of the Week, make sure you follow us and hashtag your photos #Lumia. In the meantime, let us know in the comments which of Kamen’s photos most rocks your boat, in the comments below.