Rafael Orczy known as suiciderock on ViewBug, is a destination wedding and boudoir photographer currently living in Budapest, Hungary. "I started freelance photography 5 years ago and since then I have been  shooting around the globe."

What are you trying to capture/say with your photography?
I'm a lifestyle wedding and boudoir photographer. Usually people describe my work as: modern, classic, romantic, elegant, timeless. On my wedding images I concentrate on the couple, I try to show the real emotions, the hidden moments of their day and I concentrate on the storytelling. On the internet there are thousands of beautiful images when the couple stands on a cliff or in front of a big waterfall, etc., I call these “landscape wedding” images. But these images show only the scenery and not the emotions, feelings, the subject is not the couple. The “who” is more important for me then the “where”.

On my boudoir images I capture clean, nice, classic boudoir and sensual (and not erotic) images. I want to show inner beauty of my clients during the session. The women are choosing me not only because of my photography style, but also because of my personality. For models it is easier to undress in front of a photographer but for someone who has never been in front of a camera, the photographer's attitude and personality is the key. The client has to feel comfortable, she has to trust the photographer, otherwise the good result just won't happen.

How do you know if your images are visually interesting?
Most of the time during the session I feel if the images are good or not. I'm in a small photography group, where we share the images and we tell honest opinions to each other. So I can always get some constructive feedback.

Do you think about perspective when you shoot?
Sure, most of the time I already have the image in my head what I want to capture. Perspective is very important.

Do you use tripod or flash?
I prefer natural light, but if there is not enough natural light or the shooting or project requires flash then I use it. For my cinematic headshots, I always use flashes. I barely use tripod, it always stays in the trunk of my car.

What time of the day do you prefer to shoot?
What I love the most is the early morning or late afternoon light. But I believe that I can shoot under any light-conditions.

Are you looking for a unique subject?
I'm always on a search for unique subjects. But people overrate the unique subject. A photographer should be able to shoot good pictures about not unique subjects as well.

How are you choosing to stay close or far from the subject?
It depends on what am I focusing on. When I'm telling a story, the scenery is nice, or there are interesting subjects in the background I stay farther. When I want to show the face and emotions, I stay close.

Do you think of of rule of thirds/how?
I think the rule of third is more like a rule of fifth. So it is more like 2/5 and 3/5. I use it but I think that the rules are important in the composing. However, most of the photographers are taking the rule of thirds way too strict. For example in the fashion photography the photographers are trying to thinking out of the box, and breaking the barriers by not using the “basic” rules of composition.

Do you think of symmetry or reflections?
Yes, reflections and symmetry can add an extra flavor for the images and also can be used to change the perspective or to use it for creative purposes.

Do you pay attention to the subject only or also background and why?
If the background is nice or interesting I like to add it to the image, work with it. When I have a project I try to find the best background for the shots, I watch for every single detail even in the background.

What do you prefer; B&W vs color?
I prefer B&W over color images when I want storytelling or dramatic images. Also, I think that there are still something “magical” about B&W images. You can easier concentrate on the subject without “distraction”. Sometimes it is the opposite: there is a nice image but it is working only because of the colors.

What mistake do you see photographers doing often?
Thinking that only the best gear can bring good result, believing in 1 click “magic” presets, inconsistency, trying to mimic others’ work and not breaking the habits and not experimenting enough (including me in the last one as well).

What is your most important lesson you’ve learned that has improved your photography?
I was lucky because I had a chance to learn from great photographers, mentors. The most important is to see the light. Don't stress out, practice a lot, be always open-minded. The result will come.