Ekaterina Belinskaya from Moscow to Los Angeles

February 16, 2016 by Laura Gomez


Ekaterina Belinskaya was born on 5 feb 1988 in Moscow. She was involved in scientific activity since she was a little girl and as a result she has received a diploma of engineer-ecologist. However, while studying at the University, she unexpectedly discovered her creative side. Specializes in such genres as portrait/fashion, she works with professional designers, stylists and make-up artists, major model agencies. Each picture made by Ekaterina is a fairy tale … Dark, beautiful and mysterious.

In 2011 got the first prize as the best advertise – photographer in the award “The best photographer” and my works were included into the list of Best photos of Russia 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016. Currently she based in Los Angeles.

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Name: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Age: 28

Birthday: 05 February

Colour: Black

Book: «one of the most favorites is «Master and Margarita» M. Bulgakov

Movie: too many and too different like «Fight club», «Big Fish» ,«Penelope»

Food: Salmon and Avacado

Quote: All our Dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them @Walt Disney

For how long have been in photography? How did you start?

I started photography about 8 years from now, while studied at the Univercity. Then I tried to work both as engineer and photographer but the time to make the choose came and I made the best choose in my life, now photography is a full time job for me. I've started by photographing my best friend as a model. I’ve been doing make-up, styling, set design and photography by myself, after about 2 years I realised photography could be not only a hobby but a way of your future career. I started to work with a local model agencies, develop my voice in photography and building the team what is the most important. To find creative people
with the same vision than yours.

How would you define yourself as an artist?
Photographer with dark, mistery but romantic vission

Where do you find inspiration?
In people I photograph, movies, nature, music, life momments, dreams..

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts?
Brainstorming is the most important prosses for bulding new concept for upcoming story. Reseach and then moodboarding.. That how it generally works.

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?
Digital helps us to make the prosses faster, we can immediately share the result with world. Much easilier than it was in the film's times.

What type of camera do you use most?
Since I started Canon is my chose. Nowdays I use Canon 5D Mark III

What is your favorite lens?
Canon 50mm f 1.2

What has been your most memorable assignment and why?
When I started to work international. With forgen teams and different clients. It happens in 2013 when I started to work as a photographer full time. I made my travel to Paris and journey has begun.

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently?
Can’ t choose.

How important is an awesome website for your business?
Nowadays even the clients look at your Instagram, so it is the most important to have great insta than your own web site.

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have?
The vision is important.

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction?
When you trieng something new, make the challage with yourself.New lighting, new foreshortening… Our experiment with your style.The most of the most is: Cubozoa, Obscura, Ophelia, campajn for Anna-Karin Karlsson, Game of Throns,Swan… and some more and more to come I hope.

List of your clients? L’Officiel, Hola, Style Noir, Instyle, White Sposa, ELLE, Samsung, Avon, Betsy, Ollin professional, Anna-Karin Karlsson eyewear, Live Nation, Aldo Coppola, RLjewel, Magia di gamma, Virtuti, Ferolli, Bustier, Kenguru etc

Who are the photographers you admire the most? Paolo Roversi, Tim Walker, Steven Meisel

What are your next projects? Secret one, You will see. xx

Define ‘Klassik INternational’ and MEDIA NEWS ‘Klassik Magazine International’? Stunning.