Interview: Photographer Vitaly Shokhan (Belarus)
How and when did you get into photography?
I have been engaged in photography and various creative activities since childhood. He started with a film photo, he developed films and printed the first photos in a dark room with a red light :)
What does photography mean to you? The muse for me is the desire to somehow show my abilities and achieve what I can achieve. And the muse for me will be every person who finds something for himself in my work) Those who value themselves as a person, respect themselves - they will never care who will be their photographer. I would not share idols in the nude genre or in some other genre. If someone likes the artist, then they like his work as a whole, and not just how he draws, let's say circles ... :)
Where do you get inspiration from? I like to discover something new in people, first of all for themselves. I love sincere emotions.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers In my work I consider it important to be original, non-standard, creative and constantly strive for something more. I love working with people. I prefer the genre of portrait photography, nudity, sensual portrait, boudoir, etc.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
Of course, in every shoot I always think ahead of time what will be in the frame, what the result will be. And how this result can be achieved.
Studio, on location or both?
I work both in studios and in locations. I love natural light, which emphasizes the naturalness and naturalness of female beauty.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I do not set a goal to make money with photography, although this, of course, is very nice :) I like the creative process, I like to create something new, I like to reveal to people their inner world, to show their beauty.
What has been your most memorable session and why? Oh, there were a lot of memorable shots, we can assume that almost every shoot is something unique and memorable :) A huge amount of emotions, for example, was caused by shooting at a pedestrian crossing in the city, when a beautiful, effective, barefoot girl, like a ballerina, flew over the hoods of standing cars in twine :)
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot Nikon on the camera, I like the ergonomics and convenience of these cameras. Well, my favorite lenses are any portrait lenses :)
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I would advise novice photographers to never lose inspiration, constantly strive for the best, never stop there. Develop and enjoy the process of creativity. :)
What do you think of our new magazine?
I am infinitely grateful to your magazine for the opportunity to share my work, for the support and development of creative personalities. Let there be more beauty in our world, it will make our world more beautiful and more comfortable :)
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