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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.

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