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Interview: Photographer Elix Roxs (Poland)
Tell us something about yourself
I`m 22 years photographer under a pseudonym ElizRoxs based in Poland, Krakow. My real name is Eliz Dyachenko, I`m a Ukrainian. I was born near the sea town in big family of doctors and I have two brothers and a sister. When I was 18 I decided to leave my parent`s house and moved in Poland for studying.
How and when did you get into photography?
I`ll started to make my first photos when I was 14 years old. It was not serious pictures just for fun, but my mum realy supported me and my hobby. My “first models” was my siblings and then I also start to make a pictures of my school friends.
What does photography mean to you?
It`s an art :) I don`t think I can answer to this question completely, because about art I can talk all day long. I`d be very optimistic, if I tell that I would like to show a model soul in a picture, but I always want to. In reality my art is also a part of my soul, every picture for me is like my own babe.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I make model tests (photography for models portfolio) and fashion, editorial photography. In model tests I prefer natural light and natural make up, but in fashion photography I like to create, so I can make different photo every time.
Where do you get inspiration from?
It is everywhere, but most of my inspiration is people I meet.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, but I every time try to feel my model, to make different shots and then I just look what is better.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Of course paid professional :)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Hah, it is to difficult question. Every session I kind of memorable.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Everyday and every moment can be my inspiration. When I was a teenager I was interested in fashion photography and I spent a lot of time looking at photos in “Vogue” and “Harper's bazaar” so I started dreaming to make pictures like that. My inspirations were also Ellen Von Unwerth, Alexi Lubomirski, Mario Testino, Arthur Elgort because I like their works.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Camera Nikon. But my favorite lens is MC Helios- 81H 2/50 , I`m a little “old school”.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Just find type and style of photography you are doing the best and work hard.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I definitely like it, because it is great platform to share new talents.