Interview: Photographer Natalia Skotnicka (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi, I am Natalia, I am 19 years old and I am finishing secondary school. I spend my free time taking photos because photography is my greatest passion.
How and when did you get into photography?
My photographic journey started when my father gave me a camera. Firstly I photographed only my friends then I started with others. Now I am working with professional photographers, hairdressers and makeup artists.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography means everything to me. It is my whole life. I can’t imagine my life without taking a photos.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I always try to do something new, something fresh. My style is rather hard to describe because I experiment a lot and sometimes my photos seems to change like chameleon.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I am inspired by music, art, fashion and interesting people.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I want my pictures to be full of real emotions and to show something more, something deeper than just pure image. I would like to bare the model’s soul through the photo.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer location because I like to wander around and traveling. It is great to discover new locations.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I consider myself as a hobbyist/passionate photographer. Like I said before, photography is my whole life and greatest passion, but it would be nice to get a profit from my work ;)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
One of my most memorable sessions was held a few months ago in Kraków. I remember that I worked with two models simultaneously for the first time in my life. Moreover, it was one of my biggest projects so far, I worked with two models, hairdresser and two makeup artists, we had a lot of beautiful dresses to be photographed, we also get publication in French fashion magazine. The second one, was held in Kiev. I met a lot of beautiful people and made a new friends. I was astonished by the wonderful architecture and underground rave culture. The photos from Kiev means a lot to me.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
CANON 35mm and classic 50mm.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Be true to yourself and go for your dreams.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like the idea of „virtual” magazine. The website is decent and pleasant to read, I like it.