Antonin Kratochvil: “Never Use Your Camera to Make Pictures… Use Yourself, Your Experience”

World Press Photo award winner and VII photo agency co-founder, photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil knows a thing or two about risking safety for a shot.

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He went the ruins of Chernobyl, recorded the horrors of Iraq, and even found the time to photograph the likes of George Clooney and Bono.

In this interview with Canon, he talks about why he shoots in Jpeg, why he insists that his students only shoot with one lens, and how a shallow depth of frame communicates more vividly than a deep focus.

This video allows us a small glimpse into his genius.

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