“I love making people feel beautiful.”
As a photographer, Christine Turek knows the importance of being original. She also likes to keep things interesting and fun. Read on to discover more about this talented professional.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Christine Turek. I’m a photographer based in Montreal, Canada.
Tell us about your education.
I studied photography in high school and college, mostly on my own.
When did you realise you wanted to be a photographer?
I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a photographer, at about 11-12 years old.
How long have you been working in this field?
I’ve been working as a professional for about 10 years now.
What is your passion?
My passion is photography and beauty.
What do you love the most about photography?
I love really capturing someone’s real essence and making them feel the most comfortable. I love making people feel beautiful.
What is your signature style?
I think my signature style is very natural, never forced and always effortless.
What is your work philosophy?
I always like to try new things. I like to see things interesting and fun.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on a new photography platform with some friends called ‘Iconic Artists’ and we are very happy right now.
Where do you take inspiration for your work?
My inspiration comes from everywhere. I usually inspire myself from the model I’m woking with during the photo shoot.
What piece of advice can you give to models?
The most important piece advice I can give a model during a shoot is not to try too hard. Don’t pose, just be yourself.
What are some of the challenges that you face?
The biggest challenge right now is finding time for everything I want to do! I do take my shoots very personally and each one is very important to me. So definitely time, I wish I had more time.
The best career advice you have received?
Stay true to yourself.
What are your future plans?
In the future I would definitely love to travel more for work. That would be the icing on the cake.
What is that one piece of career advice you would give to new photographers?
Follow your own path and always be original, never copy.