My father used to teach me how to take a pictures on film camera when I was a kid. He worked as a photographer in a newspaper so there were a lot of pro film cameras in our house. But I’m started photography as a hobby much later when I went to university. I just took one of father’s cameras and started to take pictures of my friends.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why?
It always was a portrait. Mostly women’s portrait. But with time my pictures become more intimate. And I think now I do more nude photography than a portrait. It’s hard to say why. I think I just see something in this.
How do you approach a shoot? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run?
Always pre-plan. Long and hard pre-plan. Im shooting on medium format film camera, so you can’t just click thousand times and select good one later.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
No, i don’t have any goals. It’s just my need of creativity. Of course where a lot of ideas that I pursue but in the first place it's my desire to be creative.
Do you have an influences you can share? Jan Scholtz, Ryan Muirhead, Martina Matencio
What inspires you?
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph?
In context yes, for sure. Photograph can be subjectively bad, as any object. Of course you can switch ‘bad’ with ‘I don’t like it’ but in my opinion it won’t change everything.
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
Which social media platforms do you use and why?
Instagram cause its biggest platform for posting images and where are a bunch of different people, not only photographers.
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless?
As most of people I think that you can make good shot with any equipment. So mobile/DSLR/mirrorless/film - it doesn’t matter. Choose what you want.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice?
Its Hasselblad 500cm with Carl Zeiss Planar 80/2.8. Because it was the first camera on the moon (I mean Hasselblad camera, not particularly 500cm)
What is your dream location to shoot at? I don’t pay much attention to location. I think that you can make good shot everythere. And most important - the worse the location is adapted for photography, the more interesting shots can be.
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it? It’s hard to choose one. I'm just finishing my new series with Vera and it looks awesome. At least it’s much more artistic than my other photos. Small room without windows, one light source with an improvised diffuser, mirror and a lot of imagination. You will see it soon!
In three words how would you describe your photography? Everyone chooses himself
How do you feel about better quality cameras being put into smart phones? Its nice! it means more people can make more qualitative shots
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images?.