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Zakharenkova Elizaveta Sergheevna: Learn not to burn out mentally. Learn to rest.

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

For a long time I thought that being a photographer is something strange and ambiguous. I loved taking pictures myself. But at some point in time, I wanted to monetize my love for photography and decided to organize photo shoots, and my friend who had a camera would take pictures.

A month later, the idea failed because I didn't like the vision of my friend's photographer. I saw another picture. I wanted not only to come up with a project for a photo shoot, but also to create it.

What is it like being a female photographer in a field dominated by men?

I believe that art has no boundaries, especially in today's world. I made great progress at work in less than a year. I've been photographing for less than a year. I move and develop very quickly. I want more! therefore, men and women who do better than me only inspire me!

What is one last impression you want to leave in your photographs?

As they said in my photography school, a photo should either sell or interest. and it is right. I want my work to be sold and admired. With each new photo session, I am more and more proud of myself.

What's the best part of being a photographer? What do you love the most about your job?

Interest Ask. as creative as my profession. I love to chat and meet new people. I easily communicate with people, I am an open person! It's fun to try new things, but it's scary. and this fear is always overcoming oneself

You've clearly worked with a wide range of models, what tips can you recommend to models looking to expand their portfolio?

I would advise you to write to the photographers you like. many people are looking for interesting faces and you can accidentally find a cool specialist. I myself look for models and write to them directly. I am very happy when they find me. I immediately come up with an interesting photo shoot for their type.

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 think over the shooting for a long time, or I can see the model and immediately a picture of the image and location pops up. then I look for a team to help. I love to be inspired by magazines, it's interesting, the thinking of other professionals. we need to learn and take from the best.

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

Probably, always be in a good mood and always know what and who to inspire. Learn not to burn out mentally. Learn to rest. I am now in pursuit of creativity and self-realization! I want to show the world what I am capable of, how quickly I develop. Therefore, I have not yet dreamed of rest.

Also, I have not learned how to monetize my services, which is important.

So far, I have not yet retired from my main job. I am an analytical chemist at a tobacco factory. For a year now, I want to quit my job and devote myself to my favorite business, but I still lack the courage and financial support. so I'm still patient and trying to combine.

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

Same as question 7

What is your best source of inspiration in your photography journey?

These are people and their work. How different everyone is and how different each person's vision of a photograph is! Shooting according to the same references, we all get the most different results.

What has been the highlight of your career so far and what are your hopes/dreams for the future?

The brightest moments were when I myself wrote to the stars from the TV with an arrangement about shooting, and they agreed, can you imagine? I was so proud of myself! literally a year ago I watched these people on TV, and now I work with them.

So far I see myself as an international photographer with the famous name LISYEASY in famous magazines, websites and networks working with stars.

Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?

I will be very happy if people write to me and watch my progress. I'm so sentimental.




Photographer: @lisyeasy

asistent: Nika Krasnika @nikakrasnika

asistent: Elizaveta Gribanova

Model: Rochel Kouton @Skymodels @jinnie_rk

Makeup Artist: Daria Siyutkina @dasha_siyutkina

Retoucher: Anna Shondra @one_touch_retouch_

Makeup Artist: Ekaterina Lebedeva @katenina.swan

Wardrobe Stylist: Oksana Alyoshina @piter_chik.dress Wardrobe Stylist: Ekaterina Agaeva @katerina__stylist

Model: Ekaterina Panteleeva @Skymodels @kateaandre


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