Daminion is a DAM software that I discovered quite a while back following an article I wrote here on DAMs (digital asset management systems). It is one of few modern and actively maintained and updated tool to manage your photo library.

The founder of Daminion, Murat Korkmazov contributed a number of comments on my article and was also very responsive when I had questions on the Daminion DAM on their user-to-user forum.

I am in the process (a long one) of retiring my old DAM (Extensis Portfolio) and am using some new DAMs in parallel with the intention of one day swapping over fully to a new one. Daminion is probably today the lead contender for that.

One thing led to another and one day Murat asked if he could do an interview with me to publish on the Daminion blog.

Yes, why not? It is always interesting to be put in front of someone asking questions like that.

So, the other day the interview was published: Interview with wine photographer Per Karlsson.

Here’s how they start it all:

Paris-based, Swedish wine photographer and businessman Per Karlsson gave up a promising career as a top manager with an international corporation in order to follow his passion for photography and the wine travel business.

The photography, which started out as one of many other activities involved in promoting the wine travel business, has grown to such an extent that today Per has one of the largest collections of wine photography in the world.

Per’s photographic work has appeared in many leading wine publications including Decanter, the Wine Spectator and the Wine Companion. What’s more, he and his wife both write about wine in their own online publication, BKWine Magazine, and are regular contributors to Forbes’ wine-related column. They have also published five award-winning books on wine. And, needless to say, the photos that illustrate their articles and books are all taken by Per.

There are plenty of questions in the interview. For example: How did it all start? How do I define (photographic) success? Do I ever find photography boring? What gear do I use? And much more.

Thank you Daminion!

Thousands of oak barrels in a wine cellar, Rioja
Thousands of oak barrels in a wine cellar, Rioja, copyright BKWine Photography

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