Interview: Photographer Alexey Martynov (Russia)
Bijgewerkt op: jun 8
Can you tell us a little about you?
All my life I was interested in painting and art, photography, fashion. I'm inspired by painting, sculpture. I was brought up on the works of artists of the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, such as K.Bryullov, V.Vasnetsov, I.Repin.
My works were published in more than 50 different magazines. I am the author of 10+ fashion magazines covers. My photos took part in exhibitions at France, the USA and Russia.
How and when did you get into photography?
I took a decision to follow my heart and start make a photo in 2016. At the first moment I wanted to make only 3-5 photosets. I can't stop making photosets so far.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My internal goal is to express through photography the ideas that overwhelm me and to reflect the beauty that I see all around.
In my works I do my best to create deep, meaningful images framed by fine aesthetics.
Fashion and art are my favorite genres ultimately.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography gives me the opportunity for self-expression and inspiring acquaintances.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I am driven by women's beauty, elegance, and fashion. All this alongside with art helps me to generate some new ideas.
However, I could say that the world around me is the main source of inspiration. Sometime I even cannot sleep because of the ideas tumbling and rambling in my head.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I usually try to pre-plan my photoshoots and in most cases I definitely know what I want to demonstrate to viewer.
Studio, on location or both?
In general, I prefer studios, because you do not depend on the weather outside. But overall, it doesn't matter where, since the idea is a priority
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I would say that it is still a hobby though tending to turn into a profession. But in Russia it is not possible to earn money on a photograph for a normal life.
I am interested in working in the European or American market and making efforts to be there)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
My first photoshoot in the studio, when I didn’t even know how to talk to the model and to make her perform the things that I needed.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, Canon 50 mm f/1.4
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Don’t doubt yourself and don’t hesitate – just do the things you consider right.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I love your magazine because it promotes talented photographers, models, make-up artists. I believe it’s your editors’ efforts and impeccable taste that help to find really gifted people.
As a result, we all enjoy this contemporary style and great content.
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