Featured Photographer – Olga Gridina

1. Tell us a bit about the image.

When I shoot portraits, I always prefer the image to speak by itself. My aim is to create an image that will draw you in without letting you know how it does it. To me it is the intangible aspect of an image that draws someone in without them knowing the precise reason why.

2. What inspired you to take the shot?

When I met Keira, I was so driven by her unique look. I tried to create an image layered with emotion, used the contact of red and green to create depth, and the dandelion brought me memories from my own childhood.

3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

I used Canon 5D Mark III with Sigma Art 50mm/1.4 lense, and it was shot outdoors in the evening with the available natural light.

4. Tell us about the editing process?

After a simple processing in ACR, I edited this image in Photoshop. I used some micro dodging and burning for skin retouching, play with Channel Mixer and contrast to enhance the freckles, and then applied my own color grading technique.

5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist?

While I often shoot fashion and beauty, portraits are still my favourite genre that captures the essence of you and not the product. My aspiration is to craft an evocative visual narrative, with an element of storytelling.

1 Comment

  1. Daniel on July 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Fantastic Work, really beautiful!

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