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Interview: Photographer Alex Grear (Ukraine)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I'm 31 years old and I've been taking pictures for over 10 years.

In photography, I am self-taught and have always tried to learn what I like and improve it with every stage of my development!

How and when did you get into photography?

I started taking photography closely when I went to my first job and earned money for my first camera in a year, it was difficult because I studied at the university and I needed to pay for my studies and support my family, but I dreamed of a camera to become a professional photographer for me I had to go through a lot to reach my goal!

What does photography mean to you?

Photography for me is and always will be an expression of my inner world, which is reflected in my photos and is an integral part of me.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style reflects the combination of nature, the female body and the internal emotions I experienced at one time or another in my life.

Where do you get inspiration from?

In general, I am inspired by everything around me

Inspiration is a stream of consciousness mixed with our feelings! I am inspired by everything that surrounds me! For a stream of consciousness, some small detail is enough for me to push off so that I can build a picture in my head that will change as my imagination!

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

In 90 percent of cases, I always know what I'm going to shoot and prepare for the shoot.

Studio, on location or both?

I prefer nature to something fake, so I rarely shoot in studios, only if it's absolutely necessary!

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

It all started as a hobby and eventually grew into a full-fledged professional job that gives me maximum pleasure.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

They are all unique and hard to forget I remember each of my shoots in detail, so I can't single out any particular shoot.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I shoot with a Canon, but it doesn't matter what camera you shoot with, you can use any camera that will bring you comfort and results, some of my photos I took with a smartphone and believe me, you will not distinguish them from those taken with a DSLR camera.

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

Find your style, develop and develop again! Constantly look for something new and combine it with your style and you will be successful!

What do you think of our new magazine?

This is a promising multi-platform where you can both be inspired and get something new for yourself

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