I was interviewed by The National Photographic Society few weeks ago. To be honest, I was very surprised to receive a request to be interviewed.
Enjoy the interview.
1: Lets start right from the very beginning , tell us when did you first pick up a camera and found your passion for photography?
I bought my first film camera (Canon) when I was 20 years old and started doing my casual photography. I didn’t take it seriously at the time.
It didn’t happen till 2011 when a very good friend of mine whom is an actress and a great photographer encouraged me to go to the next level and changed my vision. It was the right time for me as I was looking for a change in my life.
This was the big click to open the door to a new path.
2: In an incredibly short time you have gone from being a hobby photographer to an award winning photographer in the field of beauty, portrait, fashion and weddings. How has this come about, when did you take the decision to really go for it?
In 2011, I started Landscape and Street photography. I entered Faith Through A Lens in 2012 and I was selected as one of the top 4 photographers in one category. I met Don McCullin and had a 10 minutes of one to one talk about my image; this was the moment that I knew 100% I am on the right path and shouldn’t give up. You can see the video of the ceremony here
I spent hours of reading, researching and developing, which still I haven’t stopped doing.
For some reasons, I found myself to be people’s photographer and enjoyed more and more to photograph people. I met Zydre Zilinskaite in 2012 and she became one of the key role in my success. Zydre is a makeup artist and her skills have been great help in my work. I also have to say working with a good stylist; models and makeup artists helped me to achieve my goals.
In 2013-2014 I achieved my qualifications from The National Photographic Society and The Society of Wedding and Portrait as an Associate Photographer.
My work have been exhibited in New York (2013), Digital Arts California (2013), Zagreb (2014) and London (2015).
I am travelling to Italy – Siena in October for Siena Photography Exhibition where two of my images would be exhibited. I was shortlisted to the final, which is another achievement.
I have achieved everything from my hard work, long hours of research, my team and believe in my ability.