When I first approach my model Alexa on this topic, we both simultaneously shouted- fire!!! And that’s because of Alexa’s distinctive personality- loud, funny, vulnerable and impulsive all at the same time- what a beautiful soul she is!
One of the things I love to do the most- is to photograph people! To me, it's important to create a photograph which tells a story. Weddings are my favourite to photograph, and this year I had an idea to create a series of bridal inspiration portraits. I was influenced by pre-Raphaelite paintings and thus the idea arose to combine both of my interests in one fine-art project.
Gabriela is an architect with a great passion for tennis. When she approached me to take images at her training, needless to say that I was very excited- I love taking portraits of people in their favourable environment. That place, where emotion, passion and activity all taking place naturally! I always get inspired by people like Gabriela- who never stop seeking the challenge and self-improvement!
This was back in October 2014. Last warm days in London before the winter weather will kick in- a perfect opportunity for portrait photoshoot. I had a roll of expired NPS 35mm film, and had no idea what to expect of it, because sometimes expired film brings weird colours and grain. At first when I saw the scans, I was very disappointed with myself, however, now, after nine months, I've discovered this scans again, while clearing my system of folders, and honestly- I think this images are pretty cool, and very happy I didn't delete them back then.
The most inspiring aspect of shooting family portraits, besides the fact of meeting new people is also to hear incredible stories of love. I always get fascinated by the power of our universe -how it manages to bring young and talented individuals together and create the union of love, beauty and inspiration. Eva and Pawel have created this unique bond in their family, There is no more pleasure than capturing people in love with each other.
When Veera and Patrick approached me to take their family portraits, as now they've got the most adorable and beautiful addition to their family- Catherine, I got so excited like I never do with any other type of photography. And that is because family portraits are my favourite!