Interview with the Artist
Where is your home?
I live in Moscow. It’s very much like NY; a good balance of living and working.
How did you get into photography?
It wasn’t my dream originally. I got in to it by chance. At the beginning of my exploration, I didn’t really like the results. Things have come so far, that these days, I’m content and focused on creating every picture.
Did you go to school to study photography?
I didn’t attend a speciallty school; however, school is where I learned how to use a camera. Later in life, my husband taught me bout using studio lighting.
What are some other hobbies?
Currently, I am studying art history. I find it extremely interesting. The education includes much more than the history of arts only, it is really one history of the world. Recently, I’ve become fond of weight lifting!!! Besides being good for muscles and overall health, it makes my long trips with heavy photo equipment bags easier.
How long have you been a photographer?
How would you describe your style?
My background has been mostly taking beauty portraiture. I work almost exclusively in studios, and I like to feature porcelain, shining skin. Some of my new fashion work displays another style; in new work, I like to show not only a beautiful model, but a beautiful landscape too.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
It is always Nikon for me. I used to shoot on a D40, with a d90 for practicing and studying the artistry. For a long time after that, I worked with a d700. These days, I pack a Df and Nikon D700. It is always digital cameras for me…I don`t like to work with film (although, I do like how it looks).
If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?
50mm (it can do everything) but I like 105mm too!!
A favorite website and/or blog you visit often?
Etoday.ru is for my breakfast ritual, like newspaper, but about fashion shoots. I read Style.com and frequently turn to Google!
Dream person/thing to photograph?
My husband. But it’s an unrealistic aspiration. He doesn’t like having his photo taken and he never has, ha. So, if I can’t shoot my husband, I would settle for Leonardo DiCaprio.
I’ve learned the most from…
What are you still learning?
Where you’ll find me on a Friday night at 9 p.m…
So many different variations and possibilities…a bar, chill-out or another meeting spot…however, I think at home entertaining friends is the most likely.
Your favorite film (movie) of all time?
Head in the clouds
Which five words would your friends use to describe you?
Very strange, very-very strange.
And the last question; if you had one wish…
Oh no! have so many wishes…maybe: self-evolution.