Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Lyudmila. I'm from Tomsk. I couldn't find myself for 25 years. I worked at a hated job, and life seemed gray and gloomy. I've always considered myself incompetent. During the pandemic, I decided to remember my past hobby-photography. After that, my life changed a lot when I started doing it consciously. Self-esteem has increased, creative thinking has developed, and life has become a pleasure.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a photographer?
Since childhood, I was drawn to creativity, but I did not receive support from my parents. For many years, I forgot about what I was interested in. The photographer is my life. It helps you see the world differently from how others see it. Through photography, I express myself, show all the beauty of people and this world.
How would you describe yourself to people that don't know you?
I would describe: creative, fun, I like unusual ideas.
What are the key ingredients for a striking image?
One of the components is an unusual vision of the finished picture, a suitable model with an unusual appearance, and of course a good makeup artist with whom I was lucky 😊
How long does it take to create one of these wonderful works?
It all depends on the complexity of the conceived project. It took me 5 days to complete this project
Has your vision and style evolved or changed over time?
I will not say that it is global, but there have been adjustments and they will continue to be made. My favorite direction was originally ART. Then I realized that I was drawn to the fashion style. So I decided to put it all together. The result was even more satisfying.
Could you share how you expand your vision of art, as a photographer?
I can only say one thing: this is a lot of watching. High-quality movies with a beautiful picture, the study of color, watching the work of strong photographers.
What do you think is the hardest thing in your life you've ever had to overcome?
The belief that you can.
What has been the highlight of your career so far and what are your hopes/dreams for the future?
The most striking was when I made a project that was the embodiment of a fairy tale in reality. Then there was a difficult period in my life-the search for myself. The result was the admiration of many people and the main question: what is this in our city? Thus, I showed that the fairy tale is near and it is real. The main thing is to learn to notice 😊 . In the future, I aim to become a photographer that everyone will know. I want to show how beautiful this world is and take photos that will be something new in the world of photography
Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?
I will be insanely happy to communicate with anyone who wants it. I will say more that I really want to find friends-photographers, with whom I can discuss this topic for hours, receive and share new knowledge. You can find me on Instagram