Jana Krenova was a photographer for Leg Show Magazine for 14 years. Her work has also been featured in Playboy, Penthouse, Leg World, and she currently shoots for Secrets in Lace.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in photography?
Jana Krenova: My father was a photographer. He had to turn our apartment into a studio when he was shooting. I was surrounded by half naked models since I was a kid.
Sinical Magazine: What is the most important aspect of a composition to you?
Jana Krenova: Balance.
Sinical Magazine: What type of camera equipment do you use?
Jana Krenova: For the past 7 years I was using Canon, recently I bought Fuji XE1, but today I saw the new Sony 7r and fell in love.
Sinical Magazine: What is your favorite lens (or focal length) for portraits?
Jana Krenova: It depends on what kind of portrait, but usually long lens is the best anything over 100.
Sinical Magazine: Do you work with strobes or continuous lighting?
Jana Krenova: Strobes or natural light.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have a favorite lighting setup?
Jana Krenova: I love to use grids.
Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot on location or at a studio?
Jana Krenova: Never a studio, that is just too sterile. I always prefer a location.
Sinical Magazine: When did your fascination with nylons and pantyhose begin?
Jana Krenova: When I met Dian Hanson.
Sinical Magazine: What is it about nylons that appeals to you?
Jana Krenova: Pretty much everything ;-) They just make the leg look nice and enhance the shape. They hold it together because they don't stretch, and give it a nice shine, plus they feel good and they make me feel like a woman when I wear them, which is an instant turn on.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have a favorite brand of nylon stockings and pantyhose?
Jana Krenova: Stockings: Secrets In Lace, pantyhose: Wolford.
Model: Stara Lenka.
Sinical Magazine: When did you start shooting nylon-themed photo sets?
Jana Krenova: When I met Dian Hanson, 1997.
Sinical Magazine: What do you look for in a model?
Jana Krenova: A curve.
Sinical Magazine: When did your work first start appearing in Leg Show Magazine?
Jana Krenova: 1998.
Sinical Magazine: In your opinion, what made Leg Show Magazine so great?
Jana Krenova: Once again: Dian Hanson, she read the letter from readers and she understood this fetish, there were not only great pictorials, carefully selected models with awesome legs, but also great stories.
Model: Renata Bod
Sinical Magazine: When did you launch your website: www.bestlegshow.com?
Jana Krenova: 2010.
Sinical Magazine: How much content is on the site?
Jana Krenova: About 160 videos an 170 pictorials, at least 10 stories.
Sinical Magazine: There are over 100+ videos on the site. Can you talk about the video-side of your work?
Jana Krenova: Since I am a photographer I have a large inventory of pictorials but I did not have videos when I launched the site. I had to take classes in Final Cut Pro and videography. My brother is a pro in this so I can always get some tips from him. Videos are easier to shoot but harder to edit. Then there is the sound that has to be there. Lots of models do not speak english and some just refuse to speak at all. So I had to reach out to my friends here in NYC who are musicians and ask them for their permission to use their music. I am quite fanatical about that. I do not like the club, techno tunes you hear in most porn videos. To me that was a total turn off. Videos are a totally different ball game. I am still learning. But I enjoy it.
Sinical Magazine: What other projects are you currently working?
Jana Krenova: I shoot for www.secretsinlace.com and some behind the scenes of concert tours. I also shoot some portraits.
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