Sergey – (Photographer)
Hello Sergey: Can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
I was born and currently live in Moscow, a plain and ordinary metropolis.
How would you describe your portfolio?
I wouldn’t say my portfolio has a certain direction as I like to shoot a variety of subjects. If I come up with an idea I try to implement it as soon as possible, such as with a recent idea where I had a friend of mine pose as a thief. Generally though, I really love working in the studio where I can control the light to create interesting shots.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
The ideas behind my images often come from magazines, newspapers and movies. It can really come from anywhere, even somewhere as obscure as a museum! To be able to work productively I need to be able to switch off every once in a while. I have found the best way to do this is cycling as it also keeps me in shape and is very energizing!
What are the best and the worst aspects of your job?
Mostly I appreciate the fact that I can do what I like! Organising a photo shoot can be quite tedious but is definitely worth it once you see the results! When you have to plan projects, choose a theme and develop those ideas it is nice to be able to spend time to do what you like. This is especially good after spending 6-10 hours on your feet during the actual shoot! Photobanks also require you to constantly develop your skills and abilities, but even then I can still mostly enjoy my freedom!
What do you like to do when you are not working?
When I am not working I cannot sit still. I love to read or learn anything new. At the moment I am learning about mounting videos with various new programs. Prior to this I tried to study 3D graphics, but it wasn’t for me! During the summer I often try to ride a bike in the country or in the city and during the winter I love skiing.
What is your most popular image?
The most popular is my work – glasses of champagne. Now, however, the robber became popular, maybe soon it will be in the top.