Name: Dasha Matrosova
Age: 26 years
Birthday: 27 august
College:Pedagogical University, Faculty of Fine Arts
Favorite Color: #a8e1f1 this is blue
Favorite Book: Books about art
Favorite Movie:”Breaking Bad” (TV series )
Favorite Food: I love all things new recipes
Favorite Quote:In the most ordinary to find incredible and unbelievable – ordinary – a real art.
Why do you take photos?
Arts generally helps to feel happy and live in more fascinating world. Creation and sharing – that`s simply amazing! That`s the key.
Who have you learned the most from?
There is no any exact person. Different people and circumstances teach us every day.
What determined your passion for Fashion in Photography? Tell us about the moment when you decided this is the way to go.
Simple shooting is not enough for me. More important is my process of creativity, ideas –that is even more vital! Fashion photo enables to make live most of your original ideas.
Were you always interested in photography?
Every day I work . I don`t have WE or holidays. My work is with me constantly, every single day.
What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have?
Ability to foresee the whole picture and imagine ahead the final result you want.
What do you think makes a memorable fashion photograph?
Definitely, idea! It`s extremely important not only in fashion photo but in any other directions. And the atmosphere around.
Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts?
There are many ways to do it. Any subjects around you, colors, harmony of nature… anything! I mix all ways in creation.
What type of camera do you use most?
I keep trust in my first camera -Canon5DMarkIII
It`s very symbolic that it is still with me…
What is your favorite lens?
I prefer universal lens. One of them is canon 24-70mm. And I strongly recommend it for fashion shooting.
Can we talk a bit about your process at the beginning of a project? How do you conceive of it? How do you build it in your mind before you start?
It`s quite unpredictable even though I do my home work properly. I mean choosing right positions for my models, we talk about my vision I want to get in the end. Actually, I feel that my whole showroom is working for the success.
When you are out shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned?
Oh, quite often. After we finish with shooting , I can spend a whole night to choose the right single shot. That is a real nirvana. When you eager to get the results which is stronger than supper and sleep time. I believe all creators perfectly know what I am talking about…
How do you find shooting FineArts compares to shooting Fashion?
When I mix styles I get very inspiring cocktails. Mixing fashion and fine art I get marvelous pictures! But I also like both styles separately. Different ideas demand specific styles. Both of these directions are extremely attractive to work with. The common between them is creativity!
What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
I want to impress people to show them unique vision. Let it call my style- my creation and quality, my team – all what I use to perform.
Define yourself as an artist with 4 adjectives?
Remarkable, creative, unique and constant.
Do you have any rules?
There are no rules! That what attracts –no rules and no limits.
What inspires you to work? Biggest inspiration?
I feel inspiration in architecture, music, painting and people, definitely.
Just imagine how much all people are capable to create and how much have been already made!
How do you feel about the transition from film to digital?
This is wonderful step for new possibilities for users. Time changes everything, and we can hardly always follow the progress! I can imagine the nearest future when we`ll start using absolutely new and unique technologies. But the antique filming tape camera has it`s own spirit. I also have mine old fashion one which I use only for myself.
What famous artists have influenced you, and how?
I prefer actually representatives of figurative art- Mark Rothko, Mondrian, Rauschenberg and Kandinsky.
It is not an easy thing to create totally new, bright, fresh … Colors and shapes they used are not by chance…
Describe one of your most enjoyable projects.
I shoot almost every day. I don`t know what it means when somebody says ” have nothing to do”. I get so much impressions every day from being with people at process , all places we visit and definitely the outfits, all those accessories ..
What are your favourite three images you have shot recently?
3 shots from the ‘Form’ series. Very successful series, indeed and in my lovely graphic style.
How important is an awesome website for your business?
Right, of course. It`s your business card. I made mine for several months by myself. It is still far from being perfect but there is all necessary information about me and my work.
What is one question nobody has ever asked you—that you wish they asked you?
Oh…))) Dasha, do you mind if I present you a new studio for $ 1 mln.?
Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?
Honestly, there are a lot! And every one of them has it`s unique beauty. We are lack of time to count all of them:)
What about architects and designers?
To my mind, wonderful careers! I admire architects for their spirit to make the most incredible projects and ideas in life come true! Designers –are like a flow of creativity for me. I am grateful that we all exist in one creative world with them!
What are your next projects?
I am just to finish an enormously hard project so I think some time will pass to pick a new idea for a my next step.
DEFINE KLASSIK MAGAZINE for the audience? Very conceptual, dinamic, contemporary, exclusive.