Yuliya Dorofeeva: I really love history, the history of arts and always learn from the great masters
When did your passion for photography start and what were the main milestones that turned you into the artist you currently are?
My passion for photography began as a child when you could only shoot on photographic film and the number of photo frames was limited. I treasured every moment, and carefully chose the composition.
You have a very unique style. How would you describe your photography to someone who has never seen it?
I really love history, the history of arts and always learn from the great masters of painting and drawing. Therefore, I would call my style artistic fashion.
What's the best part of being a photographer? What do you love the most about your job?
In my work, I really appreciate diversity, every day something new happens, I meet new people, and I see new places, cities, and countries.
In your opinion, what is the difference between fashion and beauty photography? What's your favorite?
The difference between beauty and fashion photography, in my opinion, is in the features of image retouching, as well as in compositional possibilities, in conveying dynamics and mood. I really love both genres.
How do you keep yourself motivated and your photography fresh?
I am constantly learning to see something unusual, even in the most familiar places, I am looking for new emotions. Of course, it is of great importance for me to be in touch with the fashionable information field, to see what my colleagues are doing, and what inspires them.
You bring a very high production value to your work. What is your retouching/production philosophy? How important is Photoshop in your final images?
I like photography from all sides, both natural or pure and retouched. I like to refine my photos in Photoshop because it helps me convey my idea better, like if an artist paints a picture, through retouching I bring a part of myself into the images
Are you the sort of photographer who plans for every minuscule detail or are you more spontaneous with your creations? Where do you find the majority of your inspiration?
I can`t say that I think through every little thing in advance. Sometimes spontaneous shootings are very lively and this arouses interest. It is very important for me to notice the little things at the time of the shooting, in the envirorment, in the locations, and in emotions.
What services do you provide and what does your "team" consist of?
I shoot a lot of fashion photography, clothing brands, cosmetics, and beauty photos, and I like to work with ordinary people - for me, each person is individually beautiful, and each person is a model. I think that I am very lucky with the people who make up the team at photo shoots and in the process of preparing projects, these are designers, stylists, makeup artists, assistants, decorators, artists in fashion, trainers, videographers, and editors.
What is typically in your camera bag and what is your favorite photography accessory, other than your camera?
I really like to use optical effects in photo sessions, and refraction of light, so in my bag, there are a huge number of crystals refracting light, and a glass ball or a glass cube.
What are your future plans/goals for the next couple of years?
In the future, I want to visit new countries where I have not yet been. I would also like to return to the process of creating photographs with non-digital technologies
Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?
Most of my creativity is in my Instagram account, where I keep in touch, answer questions
Curators :Lana Bilyuga @lundilana
Animals: by Evgeniya @ewgescha_s
Model: Mariya Shirshova @masha_sher
Photo: Dorofeeva Yuliya @dorofeevayuliya
Accessories: Tatiana Sukhodoeva @tatiana_sukhodoeva
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