Arton Humolli was born in 1981 in Prishtina – Republic of Kosovo.
He has a degree in Mass Communication – Production.
Before entering the world of photography, Arton has worked as a graphic designer and also as an admin assistant for United Nations in Kosovo.
Arton photographs for magazines, film, theatre, fashion designers, beauty studios and marketing agencies. Apart from that he does personal art work which is highly rated by critics. His work was part of many international group exhibitions in which he was awarded for artistic photography. Prestigious French “PHOTO” magazine noticed Arton’s work and started publishing his photographs whereas in 2013 they wrote an article about Arton Humolli praising his work and talent.
Arton had his personal exhibition “Body and Soul” at National Art Gallery in Tirana – Albania in 2015.
Arton is the author/producer of the short documentary “The Journey of Champion” supported by Kosovo Cinematography Center.
Exclusive Interview with Arton Humolli- Photographer
NY Glam:Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Prishtina, capital of Republic of Kosovo.
I am the father of two children, Ledian and Ana.
I have a degree in Mass Communication – Production.
My passion and profession is photography; I also love graphic design and sports such as basketball, fitness and football.
NY Glam:How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been a professional photographer for 14 years now.
NY Glam:What type of photography are you interested in?
My work consists of fashion, fineart fashion, beauty and portraits mostly
NY Glam:How would you describe your style?
The art part of fashion
NY Glam:What do you consider the most important breaks in your career and why?
Having my photos published and the article written about me and my work in prestigious French “PHOTO” magazine.
NY Glam: What are you currently working on?
I work mostly with well know personalities and often we are not allowed to publish or to make anything known for public prior to posting them. So, I can’t tell you what exactly am I working on but I can tell it’s something beautiful J
NY Glam:What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
Now when I’m thinking they are many, while people see photography as a product I see it as a process, every each of them is a story, a story of my life written in a photograph, a memory that remains forever.
NY Glam:Who’s your favorite model you’ve done a shoot with and why?
Luckily for 14 years I had a pleasure to photograph many talented people but I’ll name some of my favorites: Dhurata Lipovica, Dafina Zeqiri, Dua Lipa, Liberta Spahiu, Vildane Zeneli, Besart Sllamniku, Diellza Kolgeci, BletaGashi etc.
NY Glam:Do you have an all-timefavorite camera/lens combination?
I am not obsessed about cameras and brands; I am not someone who argues which is better than which. Otherwise I shoot Nikon and I love itJ
NY Glam:Describe your biggest accomplishment to date?
Having my photos published in French “PHOTO” magazine.
My personal exhibition “Body and Soul” at National Art Gallery in Tirana, Albania.
Having my photo “My Eagle” awarded with special price at International Exhibition “PreFoto”. “My Eagle” was published two times in France, it was also part of exhibition in Germany, Albania, etc. and was considered by journalist as the best art work of the 100th anniversary of Independence of Albania (2012)
NY Glam:Who would you like to photograph next?
Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa…
NY Glam:Who/what inspires you?
As I photographer/artist I get inspired a lot by everyday life but I there are also artists that influence my work like Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth and many others.
NY Glam:Have you traveled much for work? Do you have a favorite location?
I travel mainly across Balkans, as you may know we need visa to travel further in Europe and world, so hope for more travels in future.
NY Glam:Favorite quote?
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
NY Glam:What is your advice for aspiring photographers?
Read, learn and practice than go out and show the world what you know. Make your mark.
NY Glam:What is next for you?
We know women still don’t fully enjoy the rights they deserve; they are often a subject of discrimination and violence especially in our society (Albanian). So in near future I would like to have an exhibition so I could raise funds and awareness for women rights in general. I’d like it to have where’s big Albanian community lives, like Germany, Switzerland, England or why not New York.