If you are our regular reader, then you might have already come across the work of Ravshaniya. If you haven’t, then head onto our article here that showcased some of her finest work.
Ravshaniya is an amazing photographer from Russia, and English does not happen to be he native language but she was very kind enough to answer some questions for us! Thanks Ravshaniya!
Here we go:
Q1. Can you tell us about yourself?
I think the best way I can tell you about myself – is to show it (myself) in my photos. It is always the most interesting way to get know about someone. Watching somebody’s photo-works, you can imagine what and how the author is.
Q2. Do your photographs have some sort of a story attached to them? I mean to say, your photographs look very conceptual with girls flying/floating in air and everyday items floating in mid-air. Is there a story? Also, where do you get inspiration for your images from?
The ideas for the photographs, and inspiration comes from nowhere. It all comes without reasons. Sometimes it just happens, when I feel, or I smell something unusual, when I see something strange or beautiful, when I hear some interesting sound, etc. And suddenly there is a picture in my imagination. This is the way I find ideas for my photos.
Q3. What equipment do you use? (Camera, lens, etc)
I use different cameras and lens for each photo. It depends on lighting. But often I use Nikon cameras.
Q4. How much time does it take you to finish one image?
It takes about 4-5 hours to take one photo of levitation. After that it can take about up-to one week (or more) to retouch it.
Q5. If you could give one advice to people who want to be photographer like you, what advice will you give?
When you look at something in the viewfinder of your camera, try to look at it with “your own eyes”, with your own opinion. Just listen to what your heart says.
Thank you so much for the interview Ravshaniya.
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