Olympus User Interview

Olympus User Magazine Cover Feature Interview Article Jay McLaughlin PEN E-PL1

The Autumn 2011 issue of Olympus User Magazine is out with an 6 page interview feature on yours truly, along with the cover image.

As many of you know, I use the E-PL1 as an everyday camera. I have it with me all the time, and in many ways it has replaced the camera in my iPhone. I recently started a Photo Diary to give me somewhere to put some of the images I shoot with it. I was chuffed to bits when I got a call from the editor of Olympus User, saying that he'd read in my article in Photo Professional magazine that I'm a lover of the small camera, and would I be interested in doing an interview with them.

The feature is really well written and I'm thoroughly pleased with it. As the magazine title suggests, it's mainly focussed around my use of the Olympus E-PL1 camera, and why I love it, but unlike a lot of photography magazines, it isn't solely interested in the equipment. I talk a lot about the actual act of taking photographs rather than the settings and techniques and lighting diagrams. Stuff that I think is far more important than what kind of camera you're holding and it's settings. It's the photographer who takes the picture, not the camera!

The cover image was shot specifically for the magazine using my Olympus, using a bunch of girls from Leni's Model Managaement. I also had a whole load of t-shirts printed by Getting Shirty, which really helped add to a fun days shooting!

Check it out while it's still in the shops, or subscribe to it online. You can also see more of the images I shoot with my Olympus on my Photo Diary.