Interview: Photographer Oksana Terluyk (Ukraine)

10 Jun 2020

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am creative photographer from Lviv, Ukraine. I find it very satisfying to create unique fairytales for my customers and save those feelings via photos.

Designs of  ideas, costumes and accessories for shootings - created by myself.

 

How and when did you get into photography?

I've been started photography in 2014. Since the beginning, I knew that I want to shoot something creative and be unique among others. My first met with a camera was in my childhood when I was 11 years old. My Parents bought me very simple one on my birthday, and I started to shoot a nature, my friends  in different handmade costumes and everything that I found interesting. So I was really into photography since that time.


What does photography mean to you?

Photography – is my way to bring my wide imagination to the viewers. This is my own magic space.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

In general, my style is Fine Art photography, but personally I think that it’s a mix of fairy tales, cosmic, mystical and futuristic worlds.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

For me, the main source of inspiration is music. It helps me to create, imagine the new scenarios, new characters. It inspires me and activates my imagination. Some interesting works of other photographers, crafters, and other creative people inspires me as well. The best inspiration for me is to see and feel something beautiful and unique at same time.


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

Yes, I do. When its time for the shooting, I always know what I want.  Nevertheless, I`m always listening to my intuition and like to improvise.

 

Studio, on location or both?

I like them both. Usually, it depends on the shooting theme.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I consider myself a professional, ‘cause Photography is my only and main job. My Customers know what they are paying for, because I give myself completely to my work.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

All my shootings were interesting and unique in some ways, but the most memorable session was the shooting session with my current make up artist. It was our first shooting together and we burned big black wings on it. It was a very successful session and funny process, despite it was dangerous and the fire was real ( I've couldn't even create this kind of effect in photoshop that time). However, the wings were behind the model, which reduced the risk. It was really unforgettable session and we got great results.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I use Canon cameras. My first camera was Canon 50d and the biggest part of my portfolio was made on it. Now I’m using Canon 5d Mark 4. My favorite lens is 85 1.8 but soon I hope to get Canon 135 mm 2.0 and I think its gonna be my new favorite.

 

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

There`ll be no result if you don`t do anything. Take a Photos! Search for your own way, style, retouch skills. The more you`ll give – the more you`ll get as result. You must really love the one you make.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

I like the idea to collect creative people over the world and show their works in your magazine. My best regards to all of you!

 

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Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Model - Hanna Koghut

Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Hair - Diana Bevz

Model  - Anastasia Boyko

Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Model  - Olena Martynenko

Photo, idea, style - Oksana Terluyk

Make up and Model - Olga Zayarnaya

Make up- Olga Zayarnaya

Model  - Veronika Grass

Hair – Iryna Ozarkiv

Make up – Irena Skirka

Model  - Julia Tatyanenko

Make up, Hair - Olga Zayarnaya

Model  - Ezevika

Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Model  - Viktory Violet

Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Model – Irenna

Make up - Olga Zayarnaya

Model – Antonina Cherenkova

Model  Antonina Didenko

Model  - Anastasia

 

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