Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Interview with Irina from IrinaPhotographyCard

Today I present interview with talented photographer and my friend Ira. She sell hers photos in  IrinaPhotographyCard etsy shop. There you will find amazing photos for home decor and beautiful greeting cards to send to your friends:

Tell me a bit about yourself! 
My name is Irina. I grown up in a beautiful country Ukraine at great and beautiful Crimea Peninsula. It's southern part of Ukraine that was very famous in Soviet Union like tourist place.

 How did you get started?
I took this passion from my dad who's been done photography since his teen age. I remember from my childhood a lot of photographs of my mom and dad, my grandmas and grandpas. They all were done by my dad. They were black and white pictures developed at home. He taught me how to do that, and I have began with black and white film photography, with developing and printing. I clearly remember how it was exciting... My dad, mom, and I always printed photographs at very late night. We didn't have black room, so there wasn't choice to do that at day time. My parents set up printing tools, and for me, it was like a some kind of magic. :) We still keep the gear in my parent's home. :)

Do you have a daily job, and what do you do?
Yes, I have a daily job. I'm a software quality assurance engineer. Photography is my hobby that soothes my soul and  helps me to relax at the end of the day. :)

Where do you get your inspiration?
I guess, my main source of inspiration is mother nature. At first glance, landscapes are still. But this is not true. Every moment changes all around us: look at the sky... it's in motion, look at the light on hills.. it's in motion. :) I like to come back in my favorite places such as Yosemite park and others... I have a lot of pictures taken from the same point, but the photographs all different. So yes, definitely mother nature is my source of inspiration. :)

What is your ideal vision for the future for you and your work?
Honestly, I want to keep it as a hobby. I would love to sell a lot of photographs but not because of money. When people buy, it means they like my work. And this is the most important. :) 

5 коммент.:

IrinaN said...

It's so nice of you! :) Thank you for featuring me :)

GalaFilc said...

Очень красивые фотографии у Ирины.

Eviltwin said...

great interview! Thank you, Ira and Kate!

FleetingStillness said...

I have two of Irina's cards and they're spectacular. I highly recommend her cards if you need to REALLY impress someone.

SocksAndMittens said...

It's nice to know more about you, Irina. I am always interested to meet the person behind the shop's name.


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