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Oksana Amelekhina: I like to show the character of people through photography

Photographer: Oksana Amelekhina @oksana_amel_photo
Hair & Makeup: Anna Plastinina @hotmakeupforyou
Wardrobe Stylist: Evgeniia Lapardina @enya_lapardina
Model: Anastasia Morozevich @_morozevich_ @libertyagency

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

Since childhood I have been painting cratins and have been interested in art. In 2007 photography came into fashion and I got my first SLR camera. At first I filmed friends and relatives. Then I began to study and immerse myself in photography. After a while, orders began to come in and I began to position myself as a commercial photographer.

How would you describe your photographic vision?

I like to show the character of people through photography. Noticing what we don't notice in life. Having switched to the fashion photography format, the world opened up for me from a new side and I want to show it to others

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

Oh, sure! It was a wedding )) It was an inexpensive order for the money, but very important. Everyone was satisfied and they began to order me more often as a photographer

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

The most difficult thing to understand is that you see the result with the client in the same way and understand the task in the same way.

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

I'll be honest - I'm inspired by my colleagues. There are a number of photographers whose work always resonates with me, but of course I do not want to copy, I always try to be inspired and create my own

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

Shoot constantly. If you are ready to shoot without payment, then success will not take long. This is not the direction where you only need an earnings approach.

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

I like the trend of fashion photography for its unpredictability and boldness. I like strange poses, strange bows, I don't really respond to commercial history

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

I always have a camera with me, 3 lenses, filters, and different glasses for creating highlights and reflections. Perhaps, glass is the most favorite accessory.

From your point of view what makes a shoot successful?

Idea and team. If the idea is good and the team works harmoniously, then you can always forgive any technical issues, you don't even pay attention to them.

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

I am now looking for a new idea for fashion photography and the idea has not yet been formed. My goal is to become a famous and demanded, highly paid fashion photographer in my country and then in the world.

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

On my instagram @oksana_amel_photo I will be glad to see you!


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