1. Tell us a bit about the image?
This photo is from my “Paint time” series, created as fine-art photography using my own “painterly effect” technique. This photo comes into its own when printed out on paper or canvas in size larger than 50 cm.
2. What inspired you to take the shot?
Creating my Fine Art portraits is always inspired by Dutch old masters and Impressionism. And almost always the music helps me in my work.
3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?
Gears for me is not such important as model and composition. But anyway, I am taking photos with my Nikon D610 and one of my favourite lenses Nikkor 85mm or Nikkor 80-200mm. As lighting, I prefer to use one light (beauty dish) and silver reflectors.
4. Tell us about the editing process?
For photo processing, I’m using Lightroom for RAW conversion and of course Photoshop for retouching and a few plugins for creating or adding some special effects. My idea is not to create something new like photo collage but work as much as possible on the photo taken during photo shooting.
5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist?
I don’t think that this photo can reflect me as an artist completely. Most likely for me, this is just a sketch, another photo on which I can train my skills. Since I am still studying and at the moment – I haven’t reached the level of mastery to which I aspire.