Milana Serk: I wanted somehow to capture everything around me.
To begin, can you please give us a little intro as to what motivated you to become a photographer?
I have a background in arts, so I was always attracted to visual expression. As a strange fact, I did not have many of my own photos from my childhood. That was my motivation to take camera in my teenage years - I wanted somehow to capture everything around me.
Has your vision and style evolved or changed over time?
Definitely. I still expect it to keep evolving as I am quite open to new experiments.
What is your dream in terms of your career?
I would like to do more artistic personal projects and to be a part of interesting commercial fashion projects.
Milana, what project is held dearest to your heart and why?
My current project where I do styling by myself as well.
Describe please a day at a shoot, what happens and what is the trick to capturing a great shot?
I love planning my shoot. I think in advance of every detail - model type, mood, character, lighting, styling, and beauty. However, I always leave space for experiments. So for me, a trick is to have a solid base such as planning of all and to improvise as well.
How long does it take to create one of these wonderful works?
Hours of preparation as mentioned above and of course effort from my team on the day of the actual shooting.
What are the most difficult parts of your shootings?
I can’t name any as I truly enjoy the process and it feels smooth. Maybe choosing right people for the team makes difference.
What is the secret for an image to become unforgettable?
To evoke a feeling that the viewer can relate to.
What type of models do you prefer to shoot with? Why?
It is about personal attitude. I like models who feel the character, enjoy the process and are open to experiments.
What do you like to do when you are not behind the camera?
Staying in nature, e.g hiking on the seaside. Also, reading about arts.
What projects are you working on next, and what are your goals for the future?
My goal is to make more complex projects in the future and attract more people as a team to it.
Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?
Right now it is Instagram only, but I do plan to expand on other social platforms.
Model: Olesja Serdjuk @la_fee_desdisney
Wardrobe Stylist/Photographer: Milana Serk @serkmilana
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Anastasiia Manako @nastastyle.beauty model agency: Graf Model Management @graf_model_management
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