Interview: Photographer Marta Lityńska (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Artist with dreams that consistently implements. There is nothing impossible for me.
I am a beginner photographer from Poland. In photography, I'm most attracted to continuous metamorphosis. This powerful medium gives me the freedom to express myself and the opportunity to share with people what I love to do. As a photographer, I work with women (not models) every day and remind them of what femininity is. To me, each of them is unique, sensual and beautiful.
How and when did you get into photography?
It was a conscious plan. 13 years ago I started working as a photomodel. 7 years ago as a make up artist and stylist. Now it is time for me to use my skills, knowledge and experience on the other side of the lens. Photography closes the circle. I have everything I need to direct a photo shoot. I started in March 2017 and my photos very quickly met with appreciation. It was my dream. And now it's happening.
What does photography mean to you?
It's my passion and work. My whole life. I feel I give the world something of value.
Photo sessions are my tool to help people.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I am a portrait photographer. I love showing femininity, sensuality and attractiveness of women. I'm at the beginning of my road. It's hard to write about style. Every photo session is different. Because the man who comes to me is the most important. Idea, place, styling and makeup should match the person. I always try to make my clients feel good with how I see them.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From life. I like to watch people, situations, relationships. People inspire me such they are. With the advantages and disadvantages. Each of them has to tell a story. They have something that they loves or hates. I just listen to them... That's enough.
Studio, on location or both?
I love using interiors. Lofts, bedrooms, kitchens, wooden floors, balconies ... Eh, love it.
For me, this is a wonderful complement to the photo.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes. Very often, in my head I have ready-made cadres I want to do. I know what effect I want to get. But one of the photographers who tught me a lot told me that I have the talent to catch people in natural, spontaneous moments. So sometimes there is no plan. Only pure emotions. The same person told me that photography is a battlefield without rules. I think he's right. Do what you feel. Show people how you see the world. Surely there are some who look just like you.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I am currently earning money on taking pictures. It's not a hobby. It's my passion, but work too and I love it. :)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
One day a shy girl came to me. Conductor. This was her first session. She had a beautiful smile. But during the session she was very stressed. I wanted to have that smile on the photo. Unfortunately, whenever I lifted the camera up, her smile disappeared. I asked her:
What are you thinking about? About different things.
Something nice? About my husband.
What is the nicest memory associated with him? When I first conducted.
He was there? What did he do? He was. And he looked at me ... with fascination.
And then her face changed. It's easy to guess what happened. I caught that beautiful smile.
It was so amazing. Memories open up people. Really.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
My own life... I am a woman. I work with women. I had better and weaker moments. They too. I know how sad it is when you do not appreciate yourself. I know how tiring life is when you forget about time for yourself. We talk about our experiences, complexes, men, children...
This is not just a photo session. This is something more. Photos are the result of our work. Yes. But more important for me is how these women feel after meeting with me. For me they are all beautiful, clever and unique. I just remind them about it. This is my mission.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon 6D. 50mm 1.4 However, I think that the camera does not matter. I started Nikon with a kit lens and my pictures were also rewarded. The more important is how you look at the world and how effectively you can present it.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Do a lot of photos. Answer yourself why you want to do it? Do a lot of photos. Ask a lot of questions. Do a lot of photos. Watch lots of good photos. Do a lot of photos. Find out what inspires you. Do a lot of photos. :)
What do you think of our new magazine?
Perfect place for talented people. Very helpfull place. In your magazine we can find many inspirational interviews and support each other. Good job my Dear!
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