WHATever: When was the first time you had an idea to become a photographer?
Daria: I began to photograph three years ago. It started with my interest in Adobe Photoshop and beauty photo shootings. My first model photo shooting was much later.
WHATever: The shooting of your dream: whom or what would you like to shoot?
Daria: Right now the shooting of my dream, I suppose, is campaign for Gucci.
WHATever: What affects on the picture’s value? What does this value consist of?
Daria: The value of the picture is in its ability to keep our memories, emotions and experiences at the certain moment of our life. In this sense a reportage and some spontaneity at the shooting are closer for me. I get used to work in a mode like this. And for me the picture that was taken unexpectedly, accidentally is more valuable than any other.
WHATever: Which picture turns out better - accidental or prepared one?
Daria: Of course, if we work in "fashion” genre,
everything is planned and prepared in advance.
Everybody on their positions doing something
that was already discussed. Although, when
I look at foreign campaigns I see that easiness
and naturalness are more attended.
Of course, I try to plan my photo shootings:
the style, the light, the makeup. But after that I
give my model an absolute freedom. I like to
watch how the model moves, how she or
he is shy or, on the contrary,
actively plays with the camera.
WHATever: How to draw an attention to your works?
Daria: Undoubtedly, find your own style and vision of the world paying attention to the details. The most important is in details. The main advice is: be inspired, develop your vision, analyse and photograph!
Svetlana Frolova @ Muse Management NY Timur Simakov @ Marilyn Agency Paris
by Nika Maximenko