In the run up to Farm Week 16, we will be asking all of our mentors these Ten Questions, to get to know them a little, to discover some new facts about them and because we just want to know more about what makes them tick.
This week we are talking to our Grandmaster Flash Adam Bronkhorst. Adam is a UK wedding and commercial photographer. You all know him as our lighting guru, expert on all things technical who is on a mission to find the perfect pair of shoes and statement watch.. but what might we not know about Adam? We asked him these ten questions in a quest to find out what Adam is all about ...
Can you remember the first camera that you ever owned and if so tell us about it?
I can remember playing with my mum’s Olympus OM-10 SLR camera and being fascinated with the focus on it. I’d spend ages getting the two lines to match up. I still love the photos she took from that camera and wish she’d used it more. However the first camera that I owned was a disc camera. The negatives were about the size of a postage stamp, but it was my camera. I still have the shots from a school trip to Paris in 1988.
I sometimes think about how amazing the Instagram accounts would have been of people who are not around anymore, like Andy Warhol… His feed would have been incredible. Who do you think would have had a great Instagram?
What’s the one piece of advice that you have been given that proved to have had the most influence on you?
‘It’s not about the camera.’
What function do you wish your camera could have that it doesn’t already?
Time travel. Only by a few seconds, so that I didn’t miss that decisive moment.
If you were not a photographer what job would you be doing?
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement so far?
My wife and kids. No contest.
Name one book that you think we should go out and buy.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever been asked to photograph and did you do it?
If you could go back and say one thing to yourself aged 20, what would it be?
What question do you wish we’d asked you?