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Interview: Photographer Valdemar Gorlushko (Ukraine)

Can you tell us a little about you?

Hi, my name is Vladimir Gorlushko. I’m writing my name as Valdemar, because before I became a photographer I used to dance in german dance studio Deutsche Quelle, where my friend called me Valdemar in German manner. Afterwards my friend became my photo editor and my photo career began. Thank you, Yan Exner!

How and when did you get into photography?

My friend invited me to work as archivist for Afisha Magazine and one day all photographers were busy and my friend gave to me a camera and said “Go and shoot!”. After that day I’m shooting)

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is my favorite work - pleasure of searching shots and the way of earning money.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

Simplicity and searching.

Where do you get inspiration from?

Looking at other photographer’s works, traveling, admiring nature and women beauty.

Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?

I’m trying to plan, but always it’s more spontaneity, occasion and luck.

Studio, on location or both?

Both of it.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Hobby and my favorite work. When I go somewhere without camera, I don’t know what to do)

What has been your most memorable session and why?

Trip with Volvo team for test-drive to Carpathian - perfect location and drive!

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens? Canon.

Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Shoot, travel and enjoy your life! And don’t forget to take off cover of your lens!

What do you think of our new magazine?

Super Magazine, it’s a pleasure to get invitation to be on it’s pages!

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