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Hosiyat Nasimova: it is important not to be afraid to experiment

Photographer/Retoucher: Hosiyat Nasimova
Model: Aleksandra Pankova @lexapankova
Makeup Artist: Tumasyan Alina @tumasyanalina
Wardrobe Stylist: Beknazarov Farruh @beknazarovll

To begin, can you please give us a little intro as to what motivated you to become a photographer?

I have always been drawn to creativity. Since childhood I have been drawing and dreamed of becoming an artist. It was my outlet and a way to relax. As I got older, I realized that painting and photography are actually very effective. That is, you just create a picture and in a way - that's the whole difference. It all happened very quickly. I just started to shoot and found in the same outlet as in painting.

How would you describe your photographic vision?

I think I'm still looking for my style. I just convey the picture as I see it with my own eyes and as I feel it.

Do you remember your first paid photography gig? How did it go?

Of course I remember my first paid photo shoot. I was filming my friend and was very worried. She could have the most natural photo shoot in the studio, on a white cyclorama, without artificial light sources, just she and the camera. I was very worried about the result. But the expectation exceeded itself, especially when the client was delighted and very satisfied. This gave me the motivation to move on.

In your experience, what are the most difficult aspects of professional photography?

The most difficult thing, in my opinion, is to see a person in reality, to feel him throwing away everything that happens around him. Today the photographer must be honest, today it is really not easy and not everyone understands it right away. Many people want to see what is not in reality

What gives you ideas and what inspires you to create your beautiful images?

A lot of oversight

What advice would you give to someone looking at a career in photography?

I advise you not to think first of all about money and earnings, as soon as you start thinking about money and not about creativity, everything goes to the bottom

What type of projects are dearest to your heart? Why?

I love creative fashion photo sessions with a cool team.

What is typically in your camera bag and what is your favorite photography accessory, other than your camera?

It all depends on what kind of shooting I'm going to. But usually in my "camera bag" there is always the camera itself, naturally, memory cards, 2 batteries, 2 lenses are 24x70mm for all occasions and 70x200mm. I really love the 85mm lens for portraits.

From your point of view what makes a shoot successful?

Honesty, and of course experience, it is important not to be afraid to experiment

What projects are you working on next, and what are your goals for the future?

I am working to set up my own photo studio, while this is my immediate target.

Where can readers see more of your work and get connected with you?

So far, only instagram. ( The site is under development.



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