What drew you to street photography initially?
Fun and the technique drew me.
What do you think is the best way to become a better storyteller – to capture images that tell stories?
The best way is – listen to your heart, never do what your head wants. ‘Cause the best connetion to your forefinger is the heart.
I love this image:
Can you tell me a little about it?
Nothing to say, only to look. I don’t like to interpret.
Where is your favorite place to shoot and why?
The best place is where I am, right now.
Your images have a strange (but very warm) familiarity to them. Why do you think that is? Do you know the people you shoot?
The reason probably is that I take the shot with my heart. When I’m in the right mood, then its the right moment.
I never let the people/children act, like say “cheese” or other stupid things.
I only comunicate and make fotos in their natural space.
Most of the persons/children, I’ve known them for a long time. When I have first contact with people, first I try to speak with them and have fun, and after a while I take my camera, and sometimes they don’t realize it, that I took a shot.
And very important: you must always carry a camera with you!
What has street photography taught you?
First of all, it taught me patience.
I’d like to end here with my motto: PARADISE NOW!!!!!
To see more of Michl’s work, visit his Flickr photostream.
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